Military and Veteran Resources at KSU

At Kennesaw State, we take immense pride in supporting and honoring our military and veteran community. Recognizing the sacrifice and dedication exhibited by those who have served and are serving our nation, KSU is committed to providing comprehensive Military and Veteran Resources that extend far beyond the classroom. Whether you're an active-duty service member, a veteran transitioning into civilian life, or a family member seeking guidance, our university stands ready to offer specialized services aimed at ensuring comfort and success.

  • KSU Chapter:

    Our Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter, affectionately known as SVAKSU, serves as a dynamic hub for veterans and military-affiliated students pursuing their academic goals. At SVAKSU, we are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where student veterans can connect, collaborate, and thrive. Whether you're a veteran, active-duty service member, or a supporter of our military community, we invite you to join us on a journey of camaraderie, personal growth and academic excellence.

    Explore more about our chapter and how you can become a part of our close-knit family here at KSU!

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    National Chapter:

    The Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a national chapter organization dedicated to empowering student veterans across the United States. At SVA, they are passionate about supporting those who have served in the military as they transition into higher education. Their mission is to provide resources, advocacy, and a strong network of like-minded individuals who understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with being a student veteran.

    Learn more about their commitment to veterans' success and about how SVA can make a difference in your educational journey at KSU!

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  • KSU acknowledges and deeply values the significant contributions of our Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard members, as well as their dependents, in service to our nation. We recognize that these students may occasionally be called upon to fulfill their military obligations, including training or short-term deployments, which may result in their temporary absence from classes. These absences are classified as "excused absences," signifying that, with appropriate documentation, they will not lead to academic penalties. 

    Learn how you can collaborate to establish mutually agreeable arrangements for completing coursework during such periods of absence!

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  • Documents Needed:  A copy of your Letter of Eligibility is needed along with the Veteran Enrollment Data Sheet and the VA Education Benefits Statement of Understanding.  The Letter of Eligibility is mailed to you from the VA and the other two forms can be found online, just click the link to take you to the Registrar's forms.

  • At KSU, our ambition is to rank among the leading military-friendly institutions in the country, achieved through our comprehensive array of educational and support services tailored specifically for veterans. The dedication of our military and veteran students to our nation is deeply acknowledged and valued. It is our unwavering goal to assist each student in accessing in-state tuition rates, all in accordance with the appropriate guidelines.

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  • The Residency and Tuition Classification team evaluates eligibility for military out-of-state tuition waiver requests, based on the laws of the State of Georgia and the policies of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and Kennesaw State University.

  • Kennesaw State's Center for the Advancement of Military and Emergency Services Research (AMES Research) spearheads the innovation of solutions for intricate occupational and behavioral health challenges affecting military and emergency services personnel, their families, and the surrounding communities. Our approach relies on state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary scientific proficiency to create adaptable, scalable, and culturally harmonized research initiatives.

    Serving as the central hub for translating research findings into practical military and emergency services health and wellness strategies, the AMES Research Center plays a pivotal role in advancing these vital efforts within the state of Georgia.

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  • Proactively fostering the growth of student organizations, the Department of Student Activities serves as a guiding light, offering education, training and consultation. In the Kennesaw State University community, Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and the Department of Student Activities operate as collaborative partners, working in tandem to achieve shared goals. Engaging with student organizations presents invaluable chances for military and veteran students to acquire hands-on experience in essential facets of leadership, communication, risk management, and collaborative teamwork.

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  • Once you've submitted your university admission application, you will need to proceed by filling out the KSU VA Intake Form and delivering your up-to-date Certificate of Eligibility to the VA School Certifying Official at the university. The VA mandates that we exclusively verify classes relevant to your degree. Should you register for courses that do not contribute to your degree requirements, you will be accountable for the associated fees. Learn more about the steps associated with your VA benefits at Kennesaw State. 

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  • VA Work Study Student

    Embarking on a meaningful journey to support our nation's veterans and their families, Kennesaw State proudly offers the VA Work Study program! 

    The VA Work Study Allowance Program allows students receiving VA educational benefits to work part-time at the MVS office while pursuing their degree at Kennesaw State University.  

    You must be: 

    • Enrolled at least 3/4-time in a college degree, vocational school, or professional program 
    • Using an approved VA education benefits program to pay for your education or training 

    Some approved VA education benefits programs: 


    Contact the MVS office for available positions. Students are paid directly by the VA.

    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

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