University & Community

University & Community

Initial Key Contacts:

The UGA Admissions Office maintains a “Veteran’s Information” resource page for veterans looking to complete an undergraduate degree. Contact our admissions office directly via veterans@uga.edu should you desire to speak with an experienced Veterans Admissions Coordinator.

The Disability Resource Center seeks to ensure the University is a welcoming and accessible experience for all students, including veterans. To learn more contact Amanda Hales at ahales@uga.edu.

The Office of the Registrar assists students receiving VA Education Benefits by processing education benefit forms and advising students on procedures about their education benefits. Veterans can contact the UGA Veterans Certifying Official directly by sending an e-mail to va@uga.edu.

For information about student accounts, refunds, billing and payment, please visit the Bursar’s Office.  The Bursar’s Office also handles DoD Tuition Assistance (TA) payments.  To learn more about TA, please contact Lena Anglin in the Bursar’s Office at langlin@uga.edu or call 706-542-6773.

NOTE:  Military-connected students using DoD TA should ensure they receive approval from a Military Educational Service Officer (ESO) or counselor prior to enrolling. 

The Office of Student Financial Aid assists the University student community in securing financial assistance and provides education about the financial and academic responsibilities of that assistance.

In the event you experience a financial hardship visit the SVRC (Rm 481 Tate) or contact OSFA’s Mandy Branch at mzweig@uga.edu.

SCO can assist University students, including veterans, who are experiencing distress and can assist to obtain hardship and military service withdrawals from the University. Additionally SCO can serve as a bridge between faculty and Reserve/National Guard members to lessen the impact of deployments. To learn more contact Carrie Smith at sco@uga.edu.

The Registrar’s Office processes out-of-state fee waivers for student veterans, their spouses, and their dependent children who meet the Board of Regents requirements. See also the University System of Georgia Out-of-State Tuition Waivers and Waiver of Mandatory Fees policy. For more information contact Aaron Weimer.

University Housing generally requires first year students to live on campus. However, individuals who reach 21 years of ago prior to the first day of class may request an exemption.

Family and Graduate Housing offers convenient and comfortable living environments for members of the UGA community, their partners, and dependent children.

Health Care and Related Service Providers:

The University Health Center (UHC) offers primary and specialty health care, prevention-focused services, and health knowledge to University students and their spouses. Additionally, the UHC offers UGA student veterans heavily discounted rates at UHC’s specialty health clinics (e.g. dental, vision, PT etc.) through an initiative called the Healthy-Vet Program.   UHC also accepts TriCare Standard.

CAPS offers short-term individual, group, and couples therapy; psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring; and psychological assessment to all students, including veterans. In addition, CAPS makes referrals to other campus and community resources as necessary.

The Center for Counseling and Personal Evaluation offers longer-term counseling and psychological evaluations. (706) 542-8508

The Center for Learning Disorders offers psychological testing and testing for disabilities. (706) 542-4589

The ASPIRE Clinic offers counseling for relationship and family concerns, personal finances, health and nutrition, home-organization and design, and legal matters. (706) 542-4486

The University Childcare Center offers childcare to the children of UGA faculty, staff, and students.

University students may purchase UGACards for their spouse and dependent children which will allow dependents to obtain the same privileges and services as University students.

Academic Support and Social Engagement:

Each UGA school/college has identified advisors who have volunteered to work with our student veterans as well as those students who aspire to find that advisor at your school/college click here or contact the SVRC.

Each of UGA’s Schools and Colleges has an Alumni Director on staff.  Student veterans, who seek to expand their professional networks, should consider connecting with their school’s Alumni Director before graduation.

The Division of Academic Enhancement offers tutoring services to promote the academic success of all members of the University community, including veterans.

Writing Assistance: Tutoring | Writing Center

(706) 542-2273
Multiple Locations:
Milledge Hall (1st Floor)
MLC Room 302
Science Library 201
Park Hall Room 66

The University Testing Services offer both placement tests and national standardized exams to members of the UGA community.

The Career Center assists all University students, including veterans, search for jobs, create and refine resumes, and practice interviewing for life beyond college. In addition, the Career Center also provides guidance to students in selecting majors and applying to graduate school.

The UGA Center for Continuing Education offers financial and military assistance for participation in career-oriented programs.

Information on majors, required courses, and syllabi.

The UGA Libraries are here to help you:

  • Find scholarly articles and books; our electronic resources are available to you anywhere you can connect to the internet
  • Organize your search results, add citations to your papers as you write, and format your bibliography with RefWorks or EndNote
  • Use our nationally known special collections for unique primary sources
  • Get instant research help in person or online, or meet with a subject specialist librarian for expert help in your field

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The Ramsey Center and the Rec Sports Division offer opportunities for Student Veterans to sustain physical fitness and wellbeing and participate in group and team- orientated sports and activities.

The EOO is responsible for ensuring that UGA complies with all applicable laws and policies regarding discrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status. To learn more, please contact Kris Stevens.

Contact Us

Student Veterans Resource Center
481 Tate Student Center
Athens, GA 30602

Phone: 706-542-7872
Email: svrc@uga.edu

SVRC Administrative Office
and Service Desk
Tate Room 481
Staffed: 8 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday
Open: 8 am – 9 pm, Monday – Friday

Fiserv Student Veterans Lounge
Tate Room 484
8 am – 12 am, Monday – Friday