Veteran Affairs

An LSUA Financial Aid Office Staff member serves as the Veteran Affairs School Certifying Officer and assists Veteran Students in obtaining funds through the various V.A. educational benefit programs, as well as programs for active duty, National Guard, and military reserve personnel and their families.


The various educational benefit programs and resource information for each type of program that LSUA's financial aid office assists with are listed below. For additional resource information please visit our resource page.

VA Data Certification forms are required for each semester you wish to receive benefits at LSUA. The VA Data form can be found HERE

LSUA will certify the enrollment from complete and valid VA data forms to the VA within 14 business days of receipt. Tuition and Fee amounts will not be reported to the VA until after the census date of the semester/term in question, based on instruction from the VA. This includes all sessions as well as 2 & 3 terms, all will be reported on the census date for the semester as a whole.

If you have any questions regarding VA benefits or related awards please email us at



GI Bill Details


We provide information on the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the Montgomery GI Bill, and the Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve.


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Dependent of Disabled or Deceased


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Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment



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For inquiries involving Title 29, Academic Forms, and Financial Aid:

Patricia Alexander
Patricia Alexander
Financial Aid Counselor - VA Certifying Official
(318) 473-6543
Abrams Hall - 126

For all other inquiries:

Alacia Caillier
Student Involvement Coordinator
(318) 427-0401
Student Center - 202

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Marty Motes
Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs
Louisiana State University - Alexandria
8100 Highway 71 North
Alexandria LA 71302



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MyCAA - My Career Advancement Account

The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) Program is an employment assistance program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation. For more information please click HERE. 

National Guard Tuition Exemption

The National Guard Tuition Exemption Program is a Legislative Exemption that provides for an award equal to the amount of a student's tuition only for current National Guard members who are in good standing with the National Guard and are in good academic standing with the university. 

LSUA receives a list of all eligible National Guard members each semester from the Louisiana National Guard. To notify the LSUA Financial Aid office that you are enrolled and wish to use your eligible exemption complete the LSUA National Guard Exemption Form. This form should be completed each semester or term you wish to use your exemption.

Students who do not have an exemption but believe that they are eligible should contact the LSUA Financial Aid Office via email at