Supporting our Veterans and Military Students

East Georgia State College proudly welcomes all active-duty military, veterans, military spouses and family members. We thank you for your service and for the sacrifices you and your family have made for our country. We look forward to supporting your success and are focused on meeting the unique needs and challenges of today’s military community!

Military Resource Center

East Georgia State College's Military Student Resource Center provides students that are active duty, reserve service members, veterans, and dependents of service members with convenient, high quality services. Services include computer and printing usage, printed resource information such as GI Jobs, state and federal military benefit pamphlets and VA healthcare information, whiteboards, study areas and more. The center also features a lounge with TV and DVD player, games and charging station for students to relax between classes.

For more information about the Military Resource Center, email: mrcFREEOMNIUPDATE.

Location: Swainsboro Campus - PE Building, Room D147

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Getting Started

While gaining admission to the college, students should contact the School Certifying Official (SCO) to begin the process of applying for VA or benefits. The following documents should be presented to the SCO when applying for VA benefits:

    • Certificate of Eligibility
    • DD-214 or have Official Military Transcript sent (if applicable)
    • Please see the Certifying Official to request an evaluation of your CCAF Transcript or Joint Service Transcript to determine if additional credits can be approved for your military training, education, and experience


  • Military Personnel
    • Military personnel, their spouses, and their dependent children stationed in or assigned to Georgia and on active duty. The waiver can be retained by the military personnel, their spouses, and their dependent children if (a) the military sponsor is reassigned outside of Georgia and the student(s) remain(s) continuously enrolled and the military sponsor remains on active duty military status; (b) the military sponsor is reassigned out-of-state and the spouse and dependent children remain in Georgia and the sponsor remains on active military duty; or (c) active military personnel and their spouse and dependent children who are stationed in a state contiguous to the Georgia border and who live in Georgia (BoR Minutes, February 2009) are eligible to receive a military waiver of non-resident fees.

Complete Waiver

  • Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reservists
    • Active members of the Georgia National Guard, stationed or assigned to Georgia or active members of a unit of the U.S. Military Reserves based in Georgia, and their spouses and their dependent children (BoR Minutes, October 2008).

Complete Waiver

  • Recently Separated Military Service Personnel
    • Members of a uniformed military service of the United States who, within thirty-six (36) months of separation from such service, enroll in an academic program and demonstrate an intent to become a permanent resident of Georgia. This waiver may also be granted to their spouses and dependent children.

Complete Waiver

    • For additional information concerning residency, students should contact the Office of the Registrar at 478-289-2014 or recordsFREEOMNIUPDATE. Out-of-state tuition waiver application must be submitted prior to the deadline listed on the application. East Georgia will continue to consider and evaluate out-of-state waivers 45 days from the first day of the semester for the purpose of awarding; however students are still obligated to pay their tuition and fees by the Final Fee Payment Deadline for the semester.