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The George Washington University Office of Military and Veteran Student Services is committed to providing our student veterans, dependents, and military personnel with both student support services and student administrative services.
Our administrative roles include processing payments from the VA and ensuring that students understand the process to ensure that they will be receiving their benefits from the VA. To a certain extent our office is able to act as a liaison for military education benefits between the VA and GW.
In terms of student support services, our office is able to ensure that students make a smooth transition from combat to college. This role includes anything from referring our students to a counselor at the University Counseling Center to communicating directly with a student’s professor if that student, for example, is having issues with completing assignments due to military-related factors (deployment, PTSD, stress). Finally, our office wants to ensure that each student, whether they are distance education students or right here on Foggy Bottom, are being provided with the most exceptional services from any institution of higher education.
GW has been named a "military friendly" institution for the past 5 years by G.I. Jobs magazine. GW is also a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. In 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, GW was named a "best for vets" university by Military Times' Edge magazine.
In general, The Office of Military and Veteran Student Services is here to help students who are using military education benefits understand how their benefits work towards funding their education. We process financial transactions between The George Washington University and the Department of Veteran Affairs. Our office can also help students in their transition from combat to college and help students them find resources that are specifically designed for members of the military and their dependent. Our main focus is on the financial aspect of our students’ education, however we also host a series of programmatic events throughout the year to create awareness about the student veteran population on campus while also bringing together veterans and civilians. We support a strong community of student veterans and their families here on campus. The community of student veterans and dependents grows each year, and our office works to serve these students in attending GW and as alumni.