Veterans Affairs

Middle Georgia State University is approved for the educational training of the following eligible persons:

  1. Pre-approved veterans with service-connected disabilities.
  2. Students with VA educational eligibility under the Montgomery/ GI Bill (Active Duty and Selected Reserve), the Post- 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008 (New GI Bill), and the Reserve Educational Assistance Act (REAP).
  3. Certain eligible spouses and dependents of veterans who are totally and permanently disabled as a result of military service, those who died while in the military, or those whose death resulted from a military-connected disability may be apply for DEA (CH. 35) or the Fry Scholarship.

Veterans and other eligible persons interested in obtaining educational benefits must meet all applicable requirements for admission as outlined in this catalog; moreover, students who are certified to receive VA educational benefits will be governed by the same academic policies, rules, and regulations as stated in the Middle Georgia State University Catalog and in the Middle Georgia State University Student Handbook . The Veterans' Certification Office provides the following services:

  1. Certifying persons for the receipt of VA educational benefits.
  2. Monitoring registration, withdrawal and academic progress with reporting as required to the Veterans' Administration.

Students who attend the University under the Montgomery GI Bill, REAP, DEA, Fry Scholarship and the New GI Bill/ Post 9/11 are required to pay University tuition and fees as regular students since VA benefits are paid directly to recipients according to law. Students are certified according to VA rules separately for each term or mini-term as full time, 3/4 time, etc., depending on the length of the term and the hours taken. For more information, contact the Registrar’s Office on the Macon Campus at (478) 757-2681 or the Registrar’s Office on the Cochran campus at (478) 934-6406.