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
Post-9/11 "Forever" GI Bill (Chapter 33) Benefits
Transfer of Post-9/11 GI-Bill Benefits to Dependents (TEB)
Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA)
Annual Books and Supplies Stipend
Yellow Ribbon Benefits
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)
Montgomery GI Bill
Fry Scholarship (Chapter 33)
Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)
Troops to Teachers
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.
Scott Mahone, LTC (R)
Director of Operations, Regional Academic Centers
Students enrolling in one of Mercer's undergraduate or graduate programs for working adults are encouraged to contact Scott for questions regarding the admissions process for veterans and active-duty military, the Troops to Teachers Program, Post 9/11 GI Bill education entitlements, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E), Chapter 35 eligibility, or the Yellow Ribbon program.
678.547.6551 | mahone_s@
Get Started with VA Education Benefits at Mercer
- Submit an application for admission to your selected Mercer program. Be sure to indicate veteran status on your application.
- Complete the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) (VA Form 22-1990) at benefits.va.gov to apply for education and training benefits. The VA Regional Processing Office will promptly process your application and determine eligibility.
- If you are a transfer student, use VA Form 22-1995.
- If you are a survivor or dependent of a veteran, use VA Form 22-5490.
- For VOC-REHAB eligible veterans at 100% rate, use VA Form 28-1900.
Mercer University will submit enrollment verification and tuition/fees to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Tuition and fees for chapters 31 and 33 are paid directly to Mercer’s Office of the Bursar. VA will send monthly payments for all other chapters (30, 35, 1606, 1607) to the students via direct deposit. If a student is eligible for other benefits (monthly housing allowance, books and supplies stipend, or rural benefit payment), they will be paid directly to the student via direct deposit.
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.