Military and Veteran Services
Welcome Active Duty Military, Veterans and Military Family Members
Valdosta State University is proud to welcome members of the military and veterans. We honor your service and value the experiences and perspectives you bring to the classroom. The university has a long tradition of providing educational services to active duty military at Moody Air Force Base, Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base and Albany Marine Logistics Base. The Adult and Military Programs Department was created in 2010 to assist adult learners and especially military/veteran students to successfully earn college degrees. We are committed to offering you our best - in academic advising, transitional guidance and opportunities to connect with other military/veteran students.
Military Outreach Center
If you are a veteran, military student or military family member, check out the VSU Military Outreach Center now located at 103 E. Brookwood Place. Mark A. Smith, MSgt USAF (Ret), can help you connect with resources available at VSU and in the community. Or, just drop by to network with other veterans.
"2014 Military Friendly School"
by GI Jobs Magazine!
Valdosta State University is a participant in the University System of Georgia Soldiers to Scholars Initiative and is dedicated to providing educational support to active-duty military members, veterans, and their family members. VSU is committed to being perceived as a "military friendly" institution and has instituted military outreach programs to ensure military students have the information and support they need to successfully attain their educational goals. VSU's military outreach efforts are coordinated by the staff of the Military Outreach Center located in the Adult and Military Programs office, at 103 E. Brookwood Place, on the VSU campus. Contact us by email at AMP@valdosta.edu, by phone at 229-253-2873, or come by our office between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
News for Military/Veteran Students
Complimentary Military Service Honor Cords for VSU Graduates
If you are participating in VSU's commencement exercises and are an active duty military or a military veteran, service honor cords are available to you compliments of the VSU Vets and the Adult and Military Programs Department. The cords may be worn during commencement for either the graduate school or undergraduate exercises.
To receive service honor cords, come by the AMP office within one month of your graduation date at 103 Brookwood Place. The office is open Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and on Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Board of Regents Expands Fee Waiver for Active Duty Military Personnel
The Georgia Board of Regents approved a resolution at its April 2012 meeting which includes an exemption from the Special Institutional Fee for all active duty military students beginning Fall 2012. This expands the waiver which was already available to any active duty military member with approved Tuition Assistance from Moody AFB, Kings Bay NB and Albany MCLB. Eligible military personnel should contact VSU Veterans Affairs or VSU Registrar for appropriate forms.
Useful Links for Veteran and Military Students
- VSU Office of Veterans Affairs
- Welcome To DANTES Home Page
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- GA Dept of Veterans Services
- USG Veterans Student Information
- American Council on Education (ACE)
- College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- Military Spouse Educational Support via CAA
- List of Local, Georgia and National Veteran Service Organizations
- VSU at Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta, GA
- VSU at Kings Bay Submarine Base