Veterans Resources

Campus and Community Resources

Office of the Registrar: Provides services for students, faculty and staff related to registration, grading, enrollment certification (including certification of VA benefits), academic record and transcript maintenance, degree certification and classroom scheduling.
Office of Disability Services: Offers a variety of resources to students, faculty and staff to support the education and career goals of students with disabilities. Promotes an inclusive Panther experience by encouraging students with disabilities to use the multitude of academic, career and social opportunities to learn, live, work and play on campus.
Counseling and Testing Center: Counseling services include individual, couples and group counseling, in addition to consultations with the Mind-Body Clinic and Performance Enhancement Center. Testing services include, but are not limited to, online testing, independent learning, placement testing, national and university standardized tests, professional development certifications and test scoring and scanning for university faculty.
Georgia State University Army ROTC: Provides Georgia State students with the tools, training and experiences they need to become officers in the United States Army.
Veterans Upward Bound Program: VUB is designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in college. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in the core subject areas.
The Office of Educational Opportunity and TRIO Programs: Provides outreach and access through a wide range of services designed to facilitate the continuance and expansion of educational opportunities to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, i.e., low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities facing unique challenges to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs.
Law Volunteer Clinic for Veterans: Provides free legal services to veterans on the Georgia State/Atlanta and Perimeter College/Clarkston campuses.
Enrollment Services Center: Provides assistance with any enrollment or registration issues. Phone support is available at 404-413-2900. 
Office of Financial Aid: Committed to helping you and your family determine the best way to pay for your education and help find the best solution for you, your situation and your needs. Phone support is available at 404-413-2600. 
Office of Undergraduate Admissions: Explore Georgia State’s associate or bachelor degree programs, apply and check your status. Phone support is available at 404-413-2500.
Graduate Admissions: Explore and apply for Georgia State’s graduate-level programs.

 

State and Local Veteran Resources

American Legion: Patriotic veteran organization devoted to mutual helpfulness, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in local communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to fellow service members and veterans. Open to all honorably discharged veterans and currently serving military.
Disabled American Veterans: Ensures that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them, educates the public about the sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life, and connects veterans with employment by hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have access to meaningful job opportunities.
Military-Civilian Occupation Translator: Converts military jobs/specialties to their civilian counterpart for the purpose of career exploration and job searches.
Military Spouse Job Search: Provides military spouses with employment resources, education and training help, and relocation information.
State Workforce Centers: Assists with job searches and offers job search workshops, free computer access, and more.
Veterans Benefits Booklet: The latest version of the Federal Benefits for veterans, dependents and survivors.
Georgia Veterans Benefits Booklet: The latest version of the Georgia Benefits for veterans, dependents and survivors.
Veterans of Foreign Wars: Fosters camaraderie among veterans of overseas conflicts and serves our veterans, the military and our communities while advocating on behalf of all veterans. Open to all general or honorably discharged veterans or those still serving and who have served in a war, campaign or expedition on foreign soil or in hostile waters.

 

Federal Resources

TAP (Tuition Assistance Program): TA is available to active duty, National Guard and Reserve Component service members. Lowers college costs considerably by paying 100 percent of tuition expenses for semester hours costing $250 or less.
Military OneSource: Empowers and informs the military community by providing the latest policies, procedures, timely articles, cutting-edge social media tools, and support.
VA Education Resources: Provides comprehensive information on all VA benefits, eligibility criteria, and the processes for applying for and utilizing education benefits.
W.A.V.E. (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment): Online site for verifying monthly school attendance if using MGIB-Active Duty (Chapter 30), MGIB Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606), or Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP, Chapter 1607).
Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program: Provides information on services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching, among other available benefits and services.
Veterans Affairs eBenefits: Provides full online access to all veterans’ benefits for which they are eligible, to include health care, education benefits, disability compensation, pension benefits and more.
VONAPP – Online Application for VA Benefits: Official VA website that enables service members, veterans and their beneficiaries, and other designated individuals to apply for benefits via the Internet.
Troops to Teachers: U.S. Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.
Basic Allowance for Housing Calculator: Provides current BAH rates based upon location and military rank.
Application for Individualized Tutorial Assistance [PDF]: Online, fillable form for applying for tutoring assistance for veterans eligible under their current VA educational benefits.

 

Scholarship Opportunities

Georgia Hero Scholarship [PDF]: Provides educational grant assistance to members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reservists who served in combat zones or the children of such members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reserves.
Georgia State University Scholarships Search: Provides information for applying for scholarships, grants and other financial aid for students on the Georgia State Atlanta campus. Scroll over ‘Scholarships and Grants’ and click on the ‘Scholarships’ icon to see a complete list of available scholarships.
Perimeter College Scholarships Search: Provides information for applying for scholarships, grants and other financial aid for students on the Georgia State University Perimeter College campuses. Select ‘Determine the scholarships for which you meet all of the eligibility requirements:’, then scroll down and select ‘Military Scholarship Listings’.

 

Health Care and Related Resources

Mental Health Resources: Serves as a resource for veterans and their family members to aid in the maintenance of health and well-being through social services, provided by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Atlanta VA Medical Center: Comprehensive listing of all available services provided by the Atlanta VA Medical Center.
The Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP): Supports wounded veterans and service members by working closely with medical providers, therapists, case managers, and military liaisons at military treatment facilities to increase awareness and availability of assistive technology. Equips veterans and service members with assistive technology devices, accommodations and training to help individuals with dexterity impairments, cognitive difficulties, vision loss, and hearing loss recover and transition to employment.
Department of Veterans Affairs: Provides comprehensive access to all benefits available and provided by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of American: Dedicated to troops, veterans and civilian supporters of Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Provides valuable resources and empowers veterans to connect with one another, fostering a strong and lasting community through education, advocacy and community building.
National Resource Directory: Provides access to resources that support recovery and reintegration to the community for returning veterans by connecting wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers with those who support them.
Veteran Centers: Provides free readjustment counseling and a wide range of psycho social services to eligible veterans, service members, and their families in an effort to make a successful transition from military to civilian life.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Provides assistance, resources and referrals to veterans and service members in a crisis. For immediate assistance, call (800) 273-8255, Press 1 for Veteran
Veterans Recovery Therapies: Provides alternative and cutting-edge therapy options for veterans suffering from drug or alcohol abuse or addiction.
The Wounded Warrior Project: Provides unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured veterans and service members, and raises awareness and enlists the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members.
Quit Smoking Community: Provides a guide to tobacco addiction amongst veterans and resources on how to quit smoking.
Substance Abuse – Addiction Resource: Provides information and resources for veterans struggling with substance abuse.