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The George Washington University Office of VALOR 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 is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, and has committed to making a GW education affordable for those students 100% eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Though all the administrative support, social support, and academic support GW has been recognized as a "military friendly" and "best for vets" university for 6 years in a row.
In general, The Office of VALOR 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.