You value service over self. So do we. Mercer’s commitment to our active-duty military, veterans, and their families has earned us a federal designation as a “Principles of Excellence” institution. And it’s why we’ve been named a Military Friendly School, a “Best for Vets” college, and Georgia’s First Purple Heart University.
Georgia’s First Purple Heart University
Ranked Among Best Colleges for Veterans
A Military Friendly School
Support You Can Count On
Department of Defense Employee Tuition Benefit
Post-9/11 "Forever" GI Bill® (Chapter 33) Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Benefits
Veteran Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31)
Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30)
Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)
Military Student Success Team
From superior assistance for seamless admission to meaningful professional connections before and after graduation, we believe in the importance of being there for those who've been there for us.
Veterans Certification – Atlanta
Contact Diana for assistance with completing the application for VA education benefits and eligibility certification.
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Get Started with VA Education Benefits at Mercer
- Submit an application for admission to your selected Mercer program and indicate veteran status on your application.
- Provide a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to your School Certifying Official (SCO).
- Submit the VA Funding Intent Form located in your student portal at my.mercer.edu. This form can be found in Action Items under the Dashboard tab, and must be completed each semester.
Mercer University’s School Certifying Official will submit enrollment verification and tuition & fees to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Benefits for Chapters 33 and 31 are paid directly to the Office of the Bursar.
Tuition benefits for Chapters 30, 35, 1606, and 1607 will be paid directly to the student by VA. If you have questions about eligibility for other benefits paid directly to the student (monthly housing allowance, books and supplies stipend, or rural benefit payment), contact the VA at 888.442.4551. If you have additional questions, contact your School Certifying Official.
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 website at benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Mercer gave me the intimate family setting that I was used to in the military. This support gave me the confidence to challenge myself. The professors know your name and are incredibly supportive.