Veterans Certifying

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. Please apply for your benefit online at
The VA Department of Education will mail a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to you.  Bring this document with you when you come to certify your enrollment. You may also email a scanned copy to 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, C.V. Troup Administration Building- Suite 102, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030.

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