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Military, Veterans and Family

Georgia Southern University proudly welcomes all active duty military, veterans, military spouses and family members. We want to thank you for your service and for the sacrifices you and your family have made for our country. It’s our pleasure to support your success.

We offer many benefits to thank you for your service to our nation, from fee waivers to special scholarship opportunities as well as convenient Military Resource Centers on each of our campuses to support military-affiliated students. We’re proud to have been named a Military Friendly® School, recently ranking nationally in the top ten! Georgia Southern is committed to your success, from your first day of class to graduation and beyond.

Fully Online Degree Programs

At Georgia Southern, we offer a variety of online programs and certifications. These online programs allow you to continue your education even if you move to another base or serve around the globe, Georgia Southern is committed to helping you continue your degree program.

Graduate Programs

Get ahead of your peers with an advanced degree, certificate, or endorsement with our vast assortment of Graduate programs and certifications. Georgia Southern offers stackable degree programs with flexible options for Active Duty personnel to continue their education while serving our country.

Georgia Southern’s Military & Veteran Services is here to assist you through the application process and military benefits.

Military spouse? Don’t worry about the undergraduate or graduate application fee. We’ve got you covered. 



Georgia Southern is now offering courses in select graduate programs – including the MBA – at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield!*

*Full program offerings at these locations are pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Additionally, federal financial aid is not available for courses taken at these locations until approval is granted by the Department of Education.

The following tool is to help determine an estimated amount of college credit you may receive for your military experience. However, please be sure you visit the Joint Services Transcript site to request that your official Joint Service Transcript be sent to our Office of Admissions in order to receive formal credit.


Welcome to the first step in joining the Eagle Nation!

Please fill out the information below to see what credits you may receive based on your military experience.


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You answered the call to serve, now reward yourself by advancing your second career through education. Our veteran affairs specialists will help make the most of your VA education benefits. Georgia Southern offers a variety of degrees and programs that match well with a military background. Put your experience toward your education.

Military Education Credit

Many Service members are eligible for college course credit at Georgia Southern based on knowledge already gained during their time in service. Bring your JST when applying for benefits through the School Certifying Official (SCO).

VA Education Benefit Programs

These programs help maximize the educational experience of the Veteran. From application to tutoring assistance, our veterans affairs specialists will help in each step of the veterans educational experience.

Student Aid Assistance

Georgia Southern supports Veterans with benefits that will assist in reducing the cost of tuition. These programs and benefits include:

Active Duty | Reserves | National Guard

Advance your career and plan for the future while you serve. Tough training and deployments are a fact of military life. Georgia Southern offers tuition assistance, stackable degrees, and flexible schedule options to fit your needs. Apply today. All mandatory fees are waived for active-duty military!

Student Aid Assistance

Georgia Southern supports active duty personnel with benefits that will assist in reducing the cost of tuition. These programs and benefits include:

Military Spouses & Family

Military spouses and family members are an important part of the military team at home and on base, but you don’t have to overlook your own education. Georgia Southern makes it easier for you to manage family and your military lifestyle — and further your education – with a variety of flexible options including stackable certificate and degree programs.

Flexibility for the Family

Georgia Southern offers Certificates, Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees in fields such as education and health professions. Take advantage of evening, online, or on-campus schedules and a variety of terms – from full semester to seven-week mini-mesters, four or eight week summer sessions, as a full or part time student.

VA Education Benefits & Programs

These programs ensure the military family members take full advantage of the benefits available at Georgia Southern to achieve their education goals.

Student Aid Assistance

Georgia Southern supports military family members with benefits that will assist in reducing the cost of tuition. These programs and benefits include:

Awards and Recognition

We Got your Six Award
Top Colleges and Universities 2018 award
2022-23 Military Friendly Top 10 School award
Military Times 2021 Best For Vets Colleges