A Hub for You
Be sure to take advantage of the multiple forms and resources listed below so that your transition to Georgia Southern is as smooth as possible.
Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet (FASS) is designed to help you estimate the cost of attending Georgia Southern University during the current Academic Year, and identify potential sources of financial aid so you can easily compare Georgia Southern University with other institutions and make an informed decision about where to attend school. This tool is provided as part of Georgia Southern’s commitment to the Principles of Excellence under Presidential Executive Order 13607.
College Credit for Military Experience and Training
Eligible Service members may be awarded physical activity and/or other academic credit upon receipt of official documentation. Students are asked to complete the required request form within their first semester of enrollment at Georgia Southern. Students should submit official documentation of successful completion of military basic training (DD-214, JST or Community College of the Air Force transcript) to the Veterans Affairs office. Additional academic credit for military education may be granted for military education, training and experience if applicable to the service member’s degree program. Adequate documentation (DD-214, JST or Community College of the Air Force transcript) must be provided by the student to the Certifying Official’s office.
ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services
Students are responsible for paying all university bills and/or turning in all appropriate paperwork to the Georgia Southern University School Certifying Official before the payment deadline. Georgia Southern and the VA do not have an agreement to process tuition/fee waivers; therefore, failure of the VA to pay students in a timely manner does not eliminate or delay students’ financial responsibility to the university. It normally takes the Atlanta VA processing center 6-8 weeks to process new education claims, so please plan accordingly. Please contact the School Certifying Official if you need assistance with a delayed payment issue.
Chapter 30, 32, 1606, 1607, 35
The student is responsible for paying all tuition and fees by payment deadline. Georgia Southern does not have an agreement with the VA to process tuition/fee waivers; therefore failure of the VA to pay students in a timely manner does not eliminate or delay a student’s financial responsibility to Georgia Southern University.
Post 9/11, VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Army TA
The Bursar’s Office will hold tuition/fees until the VA/Army TA pays the school. If a student is receiving loans or grants, the Bursar’s Office will take the tuition/fees from the loan or grant first. Once the VA/Army TA pays the school, a refund will be given to the student. Any money due the school that will not be paid by the VA/Army TA will be the responsibility of the student by the payment deadline.
Military Students’ Responsibilities
It is the students’ responsibility to know the requirements for their benefits, including what the full time rate for payment is and that they meet that requirement. Military students at Georgia Southern have ongoing responsibilities to the VA. The Georgia Southern Certifying Official closely monitors each student’s enrollment status and academic program. The student’s entitlement is based upon the number of credit hours for which they are enrolled.In assisting the School Certifying Official, student veterans at Georgia Southern must do the following:
- Notify Georgia Southern’s Certifying Official if you:
- change degree program
- change schedule / ADD or DROP
- withdraw completely
- change address
Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to partially or fully fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the established thresholds under the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. For the 2017-2018 academic year, Georgia Southern is funding up to four undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in degree seeking programs on a first-come first-served basis, regardless of the rate at which the individual is pursuing training. Georgia Southern and the VA will make equal contributions toward the program on behalf of the individual in the form of a scholarship, with the total not to exceed $500 each semester and combined total of $1000 per academic year.
- Veterans and their spouses using transferred of entitlement, eligible at the 100% benefit level not eligible for an Out-of-State Waiver through Georgia Southern are eligible for Yellow Ribbon.
- ToE children eligible at the 100% benefit level not eligible for an Out-of-State Waiver through Georgia Southern are eligible for Yellow Ribbon.
- Active duty members are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon.
- Spouses of active duty service members are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon.
Georgia Southern’s Office of Military and Veteran Affairs does not process VA Advance Pay.
Chapter 30, 1606 and 1607 Monthly Verification
All students receiving Chapter 30, 1606 or 1607 benefits must verify their monthly enrollment on the last day of each month or after. The benefit (monetary award) will not be released by the VA until this is done. Enrollment verification can be accomplished by using the VA toll-free telephone number 1.877.823.2378 or visit WAVE.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Last updated: 3/20/2018