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GI Bill

  • Apply online for VA Education Benefits
    • School's address: University of North Georgia, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega, Ga. 30597 (regardless of the campus you will be attending).
    • Training starts the first day of the UNG semester you will be attending - UNG Academic Calendar.
    • Dates you entered and separated from active duty, you can find these dates on your DD214 (items 12a and 12b).
  • Print and keep a copy of the final page of your application showing the confirmation number for your application.

Submit the following documents to the UNG Veterans Benefits office as early as possible in order to receive your GI Bill:

  1. Copy of your DD214 (if applicable).
  2. Copy of COE (Certificate of Eligibility)-your approval letter from VA
  3. Plan of Study for your major signed by you and your UNG academic advisor.
  4. UNG Form – Veterans Enrollment Certification:

Points to Remember

  • Chapters 1606, 1607, and 30 Monthly Verification WAVE17 or call 1-877-823-2378. Use your Social Security number for your file number.
  • You cannot receive GI Bill and Tuition Assistance for the same course.
  • You can only be certified with the VA for classes on the Plan of Study for your major listed on Banner.
  • VA considers 12 credit hours as full time. Less than full time is prorated.
  • All Major changes must be reflected in Banner to be certified.
  • To add a minor refer  to the registrar transition page
  • You will probably owe money back to the VA, if you withdraw from a class.
  • You will receive prorated payments the first and last months of the semester if you are not in school the full month.
  • If you have questions, call the VA at 1-888-442-4551 or contact your UNG Veterans Benefits.

If you have previously used your VA Educational Benefits:

VA prefers one of the following:

In order to use your transferred benefits at UNG, please provide the following items to a UNG Veterans Education Benefits Counselor

  1. Copy of your DD214 (if applicable)
  2. Supply UNG Financial Aid Office with a copy of the form you submitted to VA.
  3. COE (Certificate of Eligibility) you receive from the VA after transferring your benefits to UNG (instructions above).
  4. UNG Veterans Enrollment Certification Form:
  1. Plan of Study for your major signed by you and your UNG academic advisor.

To track your payments, remaining eligibility, update direct deposit information, etc., create an account at www.ebenefits.va.gov.

Steps to complete each semester:

As soon as you register for classes for the current semester, complete the Veterans Enrollment Certification:

and submit it to the Financial Aid office or VA counselor.

Points to Remember

  • Chapters 1606, 1607, and 30 Monthly Verification
    WAVE or call 1-877-823-2378, Use your Social Security number for your file number
  • You cannot receive GI Bill and Tuition Assistance for the same course.
  • You can only be certified with the VA for classes on the Plan of Study for your major listed on Banner.
  • VA considers 12 credit hours as full time. Less than full time is prorated.
  • All Major changes must be reflected in Banner to be certified
  • To add a minor refer  to the registrar transition page
  • You will probably owe money back to the VA, if you withdraw from a class
  • You will receive prorated payments the first and last months of the semester if you are not in school the full month.
  • If you have questions, call the VA at 1-888-442-4551 or contact your UNG Veterans Benefits

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

For Additional Information:

Joann Bradfield
Email: joann.bradfield@ung.edu
Phone: 706-867-2728
Fax: 706-864-1411
308 Stewart Center (Financial Aid)
Dahlonega, GA
Aireyll Simmons
Email: aireyll.simmons@ung.edu
Phone: 706-864-1415
Fax: 706-864-1411
308 Stewart Center (Financial Aid)
Dahlonega, GA
Vickie Poole
Email: vickie.poole@ung.edu
Phone:678-717-3837
Fax: 678-717-3673
Student Center, Room 234
Gainesville, GA

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