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. The university provides educational services to active duty military at Moody Air Force Base, Kings Base Naval Submarine Base, and Albany Marine Logistics Base. Our department was created to assist adult and military learners with earning college degrees. We are committed to offering you our best in academic advising, transitional guidance, and military/veteran student connection opportunities.
Military Outreach Center
VSU is committed to being a "military friendly" institution and has established several military outreach programs to ensure military students have the information and support they need. Our staff is determined to provide each student with the personal and professional resources they need to be successful during their academic journey.
Contact our military outreach staff by email at AMP@valdosta.edu, by phone at 229-253-2855, or by visiting our office between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday. We are located in suite 1200 in Pound Hall located on the North Campus.
VSU named "2017 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. Contact us by email at AMP@valdosta.edu, by phone at 912-510-3313, or by visiting our office between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday.
News for Military/Veteran Students
Complimentary Military Service Honor Cords for VSU Graduates
If you are participating in VSU's commencement exercises and are 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, see Denisha Allen at Pound Hall, Room 1202. The office is open Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
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 Vets - Student Veterans of America website