The University of Georgia is recognized for our commitment to providing veterans and their families the unique support they need. We understand that your path to choosing an online program might be different than your civilian counterparts.
UGA offers service members, veterans and their families access to flexible, convenient degree programs and courses delivered to you online.
This page offers information specific to military service members and their families. In addition, the services outlined in our Student Resources section are available to all online students.
If you are an online student veteran, active duty military, reservist or military dependent, the Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) can ease your transition to UGA.
All degree programs and majors at UGA have been approved by the VA as eligible for educational benefits. We will help you navigate the information and applications for Veterans Educational Benefits available on the Veteran Administration website.
The veteran services unit of the Office of the Registrar has staff dedicated to assisting veterans, military, and their dependents. Our VA Certifying Officials are experts at navigating the paperwork and will:
Advise you on your educational benefits
Process educational benefit forms and certifications
Provide information on UGA's transfer equivilancy, call to duty and re-admission policies.
UGA Admissions understands that not all students take the traditional path to college. Veterans seeking a bachelor’s degree can find additional information online from the Admissions Office’s Information for Veterans page. Please feel free to call 1 (706) 542-2112 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
If you hope to transfer credits, visit the Transfer Equivalency page for more information about transfers.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
The University of Georgia is pleased to assist veterans in utilizing Veterans Affairs (VA) Education benefits to their best advantage. Throughout the benefit application and certification process, the University of Georgia acts as a liaison between the VA's Regional Processing Office and student veterans or the dependents of veterans. More information is available in the Academics section of this page (scroll up) and on the Office of the Registrar's Veterans Certification page.
Also, the SVRC hosts a growing number of scholarships and awards each year, and UGA provides a variety of financial aid options to students. Federal Pell Grants, Federal Work Study, Federal Direct Student Loans and scholarships are offered. In order to receive financial aid, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed.
Path to Enrollment
The path to enrollment for veterans and their families is similar to the steps found in Getting Started.
You also will want to check your educational benefits as you begin. We have someone here at UGA readily available to guide you, but for your convenience we offer the links for the following Educational Benefits:
This Jan. 9, 2021, will mark the 60th anniversary of when Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes became the first Black students to attend the University of Georgia. Mary Frances Early entered graduate school later that summer of 1961.