VA Benefits

Veterans and their dependents are welcome at Fort Valley State University! We are ready to assist you. Your first step is to make sure you are certified. For a first time student, the certification process takes 6 to 8 weeks. If you attended other institutions and used your VA benefits, you must provide transcripts from all schools attended. Make sure to maintain a 2.0 or higher grade point average.

What documents will you have to submit? This depends on which of the following Chapters of the VA policy applies to you:

  • Chapter 30 – Member of the Selected Reserve
  • Chapter 35 – Survivor or dependent
  • Chapter 1606 – The Montgomery GI Bill selected reserve
  • Chapter 1607 – Reserve Education Assistance Program
  • Chapter 31 – The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Vet Success Program
  • Chapter 33 – Post-9/11 GI BILL education benefit program

Read further to find out what chapter applies to you and what you must submit. Please contact the Veterans Affairs Certifying Official by e-mail at or Fort Valley State University, Troup Building – Suite 102, Fort Valley, GA 31030. 478.822.1020. For additional assistance, contact the VA hotline at 1-888-442-4551.

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