Welcome to Valdosta State University Office of Veterans Affairs

We are proud to welcome you to our Blazer family. Our office is operated by staff members of Valdosta State University and Veteran’s Affairs Work-Study Program.

Our office at Valdosta State University works in partnership with the Veterans Administration to assist veterans and their eligible dependents in the GI Bill Education Benefits Program.

New Student Application Waiver (Active Duty and Veterans Only)

Veteran’s Benefits Brochure

Information on eligibility, benefits, other funding available, payment information, how to get your benefits started at Valdosta State University and other important information concerning your Educational Benefits.

Semester Checklist

Completed every semester which lets our office know that you would like to use your educational benefits. This form should only be submitted once you have registered for courses and plan on not changing said courses. Upload documents such as your DD214 and your Certificate of Eligibility.

Rate of Pursuit

Information about calculating training time based on number of credits for which you are enrolled and the time frame in which your classes take place to see if you are full time.

Frequently asked Questions

Most commonly asked questions regarding GI Bill Educational Benefits.

Forever GI Bill Information

The VA is working to provide updated information on how provisions of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act (also known as the Forever GI Bill) will be implemented. At this time all updates are being published on the GI Bill website at: https://benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/FGIBSummaries.asp. A number of these provisions start August 1, 2018, and we will have more information to provide close to that date. If you are curious about a specific part of the Forever GI Bill, you can keep up to date with information through the link above.

Yellow Ribbon Application

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.

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for notifying our office if any of the following changes are made:

  • Increase or decrease in hours or class time changes
  • 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.

Other Scholarships or Grants