Other Financial Assistance

The academic progress of students receiving federal financial assistance from the programs listed earlier in this narrative must be evaluated by the criteria outlined in this policy. These and other students receiving other types of financial assistance are evaluated based on requirements of the applicable financial assistance program.

Athletes

The Georgia Southern University Athletic Department administers student athletic scholarships. Student athletes who are eligible to receive institutional and/or Federal aid must comply with NCAA regulations. Student athletes interested in receiving financial aid in addition to their athletic scholarship must complete the appropriate application process.

Veterans’ Assistance Programs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) provides educational benefits under several programs. Eligibility is determined by DVA. Veterans or dependents of certain veterans who wish to attend Georgia Southern University under any of the veterans’ benefits programs should contact the Veterans Coordinator located in the Office of the Registrar for assistance at (912) 478-5154. The Veterans Coordinator is responsible for assisting veteran students with the processing of VA forms for educational benefits. Students will be advised of procedural requirements and certification of enrollment will be verified to DVA.

Veterans who have service-connected disabilities and are eligible for disability compensation may qualify for Vocational Rehabilitation. Disabled veterans who think they qualify for this assistance are encouraged to contact the Department of Veterans Administration for further information.

Georgia Southern University encourages all veterans to take advantage of college credit that may be granted for military training, as well as the credit by examination programs. Veterans requesting college credit for military training must provide the Office of the Registrar with an official military transcript for evaluation.

The Office of the Registrar will evaluate transfer credit for military service based on completion of basic military training. A form DD-214 should be furnished to the Office of the Registrar for evaluation. Two (2) credit hours will be allowed for Kinesiology (Physical Education Credit) for active service less than one year. Four (4) credit hours will be allowed for Kinesiology (Physical Education Credit) for one year or more active service. For more information please visit our web page at http://em.georgiasouthern.edu/registrar/students/veteranaffairs/.

Vocational Rehabilitation

The State of Georgia provides financial assistance (equal to tuition and other regular fees in the University) for residents of Georgia who have disabilities. For further information, write directly to

Vocational Rehabilitation Program
200 Piedmont Avenue, SE
West Tower, 5th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30334
or call (404) 463-1103
toll free (844) 367-4872
or the web page http://gvra.georgia.gov/vocationalrehab/.