Office of Veterans Affairs
We look forward to assisting you with your VA Education Benefits while attending VSU! If we can assist you in any way, please contact us at 229-333-5431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Veterans Affairs is looking for a few good people!
We have VA Work Study positions available for veterans who are actively recieveing VA Benefits and wish to work part time assisting other veterans. See staff in the Office of Veterans Affairs or email email@example.com for more information.
Expecting VA education benefits this semester?
Students must submit the VA Semester Checklist each semester, after they have registered for classes. Please follow the steps here to complete this requirement or click the image below.
Students using the Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) VA benefit must verify enrollment monthly, in order to receive payment. Please click the image below to find out more or click !
GENERAL STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Please notify our office if any of the following changes are made:
- Increase or decrease in credit hours
- Withdrawal from class
- Complete withdrawal from the University
- "Incompletes" received instead of grades
A reduction in your course load may result in a retroactive reduction in benefits and a debt to the VA. You will be responsible for paying back any and all debts to the Veteran's Administration if an overpayment is made.
VA Student Resources
Please download our brochure here.
Our brochure provides invaluable information on eligibility, benefits, other funding available, payment information, how to get your benefits started at Valdosta State University and other important details concerning your Educational Benefits.
Students who would like to take classes at a different institution must first be approved by VSU to do so. Students should contact their Academic Advisor to discuss this process and to complete the Transient Request form. Once approved, the student will need to complete additional steps if they wish to also use VA Education Benefits at the other school:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a VA Parent Letter.
- The email should include all of the following:
- Student Name
- Student VSU ID Number
- Chapter of VA Education Benefits being used (Example: Post 9/11 GI BILL®)
- Guest School's Name (Wiregrass, Georgia Military College, etc.)
- Class information (needed for each course taken at the guest school and what it is equal to at VSU). This should include:
- Class Number (Example: POLS503)
- Class Name (Example: Business and Government)
- Once the VSU VA Office has reviewed and approved the request, a VA Parent Letter will be emailed directly to the student. This letter should then be provided to the VA Certifying Official at the guest school. That school's official will review your class registration and submit your enrollment enformation directly to the Department of Veterans Affairs for benefit payment.
- For more detailed instructions, please click here.
A new checklist must be submitted for each semester you plan to attend VSU. The checklist indicates to our office that you would like to continue receiving VA benefits during the upcoming term. In addition to submitting a checklist, certain benefits (such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill®) require a current Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to be submitted to the Office of Veterans Affairs each semester. Upon receiving this checklist, we will review course and degree program informaiton prior to submitting official enrollment data to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Upon review, if additional information is required, our office will contact you via email. Students that do not wish to use their VA benefits, should not submit a checklist.
We will begin submitting enrollment data to the Department of Veterans Affairs for each semester according to the timeline below:
Summer Semester: Second week of April
Fall Semester: First week of August
Spring Semester: Second week of December
Please visit to determine standard full time monthly benefit payments.
Monthly benefits are determined by the number of credit hours a student takes and the start/end dates of courses. These credit hours and dates of enrollment are reported by the school, to the Department of Veterans Affairs, where final determination is made for payment.
If you have further questions about being full time and how the Rate of Pursuit is used to calculate your VA payments, please call the VA directly at 1-888-442-4551.
Valdosta State University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which addresses the gap between in and out-of-state tuition. If you are not approved for in-state tuition, and are being charged higher out-of-state costs, please contact our office for more information about how the Yellow Ribbon Program may help you.
Any student who is eligible for the GI Bill® is also eligible for Personalized Career Planning and Guidance, a free benefit that provides:
- Career counseling to help students decide which civilian or military jobs they want
- Educational counseling to help them find a training program or field of study
- Academic and adjustment counseling to help students address issues or barriers that get in the way of their success
- Resume support and goal planning
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"Building Your Future with the GI Bill®"
Office of Veterans Affairs
Entrances #6 & #7
1205 N. Patterson St
Valdosta, GA 31698
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698
- Phone: 229.333.5431
- Fax: 229.245.6538
Monday-Thursday: 8 am - 5:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 3 pm