Getting Started with your Veterans GI Bill Benefits
To start using your GI Bill educational benefits, you must first be admitted to Georgia State University. If you are a prospective student and you wish to apply to Georgia State University, visit Undergraduate Admissions or Graduate Admissions.
Important: Time is a key factor in the application process. The Department of Veterans Affairs requests 30-45 business days (5-9 calendar weeks) to process an application. However, in some cases, the processing time can take up to a month longer.
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Dependent/Spouse of a Veteran: A veteran may transfer Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to a dependent or spouse with the approval of the Department of Defense (DoD). Information regarding transfer of benefits can be found on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ website. A dependent/spouse of a veteran may receive Chapter 35 Dependents’ Education Assistance with the approval of the Department of Defense (DoD). Dependents/Spouse of veteran may apply for benefits online through the Department of Veterans Affair’s online application system (VONAPP) or by mailing a hard copy of the application (Form 22-5490) to the Veterans Affairs Regional Processing Center (RPO), P.O. Box 100022, Decatur, Georgia 30031-7022. Once the dependent/spouse has been approved, the Department of Veterans Affairs will send you a Certificate of Eligibility letter stating the type of benefit awarded and the terms of eligibility under that benefit. A copy of the Certificate of Eligibility letter must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar, Sparks Hall, room 225 or via email to [email protected].