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Step One: Outreach
Watch the following message from our Military Education and Outreach Coordinator, (Ret) Sergeant Major Bill Gammon. This video will guide you through some of the available resources and processes to help you thrive in the Eagle Nation.
Step Two: Our Recipe for Success
Below you will find resources you may need to help navigate your first semester at Georgia Southern. Please continue down the listed information and links to learn about the Military & Veteran services and benefits available to you, here at Georgia Southern.
Georgia Southern offers multiple waivers to our Active-Duty, Veteran, and Military-Connected population.
Many Service members are eligible for college course credit at Georgia Southern based on knowledge already gained during their time in service.
Student Veteran Association
Any student currently enrolled in Georgia Southern University is invited to join including active duty, National Guard, Reserves, veterans, dependents, ROTC students, and those non-military affiliated.
Military Resource Centers
Russell Union 2024
Pirate Athletic Center, Right Corridor
(Building #20 on the campus map)
Step Three: Determine Your Eligibility
If you’re a current or former member of the US military, you and your family have access to some of the best education assistance programs in the country. Explore a wide range of benefits below in our Virtual Benefits Briefing. Some of you may qualify for multiple benefits.
Chapter 33: Post 9/11 Benefits
If you’ve served on active duty after September 10, 2001, you may qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. You may also qualify if you are a dependent or Spouse using benefits transferred by a Veteran or service member.
Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation
The Vocational Rehab and Employment (VR&E) program provides services to eligible Service members and Veterans with service-connected disabilities to help them prepare for a new career.
Chapter 1606 & 30: Montgomery GI Bill
The Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR, Chapter 1606) provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserve. This includes the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard Reserves. It also includes the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Payment rates are based on enrollment status and increase every October.
Chapter 35: Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance
If you’re a dependent spouse or child—or the surviving spouse or child—of a Veteran, you may qualify for Chapter 35 (also called Chapter 35 benefits). The DEA program provides up to 45 months of education and pays the stipend directly to the student. Children who are determined eligible have until the age of 26, and spouses have up to 10 years of eligibility, at a maximum of 45 months of benefits.
Chapter 33: Tuition Assistance
If you are currently serving in the military, you may be eligible for funding through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program. This program provides 16 credit hours per year of covered tuition cost.
Step Four: Check in With Your VA Certifying Official
Submit benefits request or student survey below.
Still Have Questions?
Join us for a Q&A about on campus resources, G.I. Benefits, Federal Tuition Assistance, Scholarships, and more during our monthly Zoom Room Briefing.
New dates coming soon!
Last updated: 8/3/2022