Office of Military and Adult Education

The Office of Military and Adult Education welcomes you to Albany State University! We are here to serve non-traditional and military-connected students who have chosen to be a part of the Ram family. From application to graduation, the Office of Military and Adult Education promotes college completion for adult learners and military-connected students by providing student support services that enhance and compliment the academic experience. Through multiple avenues, the Office of Military and Adult Education strives to provide a supportive and educational environment that fosters student success and achievement of higher education goals.

The Office of Military and Adult Education provides

  • individually-tailored resources and referrals for adult learners and military-connected students, to include active-duty, reservists, veterans, and family members.
  • educational benefits counseling, to include Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits and Tuition Assistance (TA) guidance.
  • assistance navigating financial opportunities, to include federal aid programs and other scholarships specific to adult and military-connected populations.
  • military-connected students with employment opportunities, as supported by the VA Work Study Program.
  • student involvement, leadership, and community services opportunities through the advisement of the Military Student Organization.
  • outreach efforts to increase awareness and utilization of the office.
  • education to the larger Albany State University community on the experience of our military-connected and adult students, as well as resources to support these populations.
  • adult learners and military-connected students an opportunity to attain college credit for learning that may have occurred outside of a college classroom., through the facilitation of a range of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) options.
  • a response to student, faculty, staff and public issues in a timely and professional manner.

Mission

The mission of the Office of Military and Adult Education is to assist non-traditional and military-connected students as they begin, navigate, and complete their academic journey at Albany State University.  Understanding the unique needs and concerns of these student populations, the office serves as a liaison in connecting students to resources that aid in their academic success.

Veterans and other military-connected students

  

About the Veteran Student Success Center at ASU

The Veterans Student Success Center (VSSC) provides assistance and resource referral services to veterans and military-connected students. It furnishes educational resources in an effort to further academic success, leading to a degree, certification or licensure and employment in a high-demand, high-wage career field. Coupled with professional respect, responsibility, and accountability, the VSSC is the principal advocate at Albany State University for veterans, ensuring their unique needs and challenges are met.

Specific services include:

  • Outreach and recruitment of veteran and military-connected students
  • Tutoring and academic skill-building instruction assistance, as needed
  • Assistance with special admissions and transfer of credit from previous postsecondary education or experience
  • Assistance in obtaining student financial aid
  • Coordination of academic advising
  • Admissions counseling with military bases and National Guard units in the area

Helpful Resources for Veterans

Joint Service Transcript
US Department of Veterans Affairs Education and Training
eBenefits
Benefits for Georgia Veterans
Team Georgia Careers
USAJOBS
Veterans Crisis Line
Veterans Health Administration
DAV: Disabled American Veterans
Wounded Warrior Project

BENEFITS

TYPES: 

Albany State University is site approved to receive educational benefits from the VA, MyCAA, and tuition assistance.

How to Apply:

Applying for/using VA Educational Benefits:  If you have not applied to use VA educational benefits, you may do so at the GI Bill Website.  Answer the questions at the link, and ensure you are completing the proper form using the guide below.

Post 9/11 Veterans/Chapter 33  VA Form 22-1990
 Post 9/11 Dependent/Chapter 33  VA Form 22-1990e
 Active Duty Montgomery GI Bill/Chapter 30  VA Form 22-1990
 Select Reserve Montgomery GI Bill/Chapter 1606  VA Form 22-1990
 Survivors & Dependent Assistance (DEA)/Chapter 35  VA Form 22-5490
 Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship  VA Form 22-5490

 

If you have used educational benefits at another institution, go to the GI Bill Website to update your current educational benefits by completing VA Form 22-1995, if you are a veteran or reservist, and VA Form 22-5496, if you are a dependent.  After processing by the VA is complete, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility that should be provided to the Office of Military and Adult Education if you wish for enrollment to be reviewed and submitted to the VA for educational benefits.  Student receiving benefits from DEA/Chapter 35 should also provide the veteran's full social security number for the VA file to be established.

Post 9/11 for veteran and dependents/Chapter 33 and the FRY scholarship pay tuition and fees (from 40% to 100%, based on eligibility) to the institution, but housing and associated charges are the responsibility of the student.  For all other educational benefits (Chapter 30, 35, and 1606), the student will be responsible for adhering to all payment deadlines established by the institution, as VA benefits are paid directly to the student.

Applying for/Using MyCAA: 

Eligible spouses can establish a MyCAA Account by visiting the MyCAA website.  Proof of approved MyCAA funding can be sent to the Office of Military and Adult Education via fax or email, or in person, or directly to the Bursar's Office

Applying for/Using Tuition Assistance:

Active Duty and reservist tuition assistance should be requested following the established guidelines.  Proof of approved tuition assistant funding can be sent to the Office of Military and Adult Education via fax or email, or in person, or directly to the Bursar's Office. 

All students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA, as military-related educational benefits can be paired with most financial aid sources. 

Military Student Organization:  coming soon!
Waivers: coming soon!
Resources for Success:  Coming Soon!

 

Adult learners (Students 23 years of age and older)

The Office of Military and Adult Education works as a liaison for adult learners, who understand the importance of earning a college degree while managing many other aspects of life.  If you are returning to Albany State University, transferring from another institution, or new to higher education, we have degree programs to suit your needs and to help you achieve your academic goals.  Not sure what to do or where to start?  No worries.  The Office of Military and Adult Education can help you through the process and answer any questions you may have.  You can realize your potential at ASU, and we are help to support your doing so!

Application Steps

Admissions Page:  For first time freshman, transfer, undergraduate, and graduate students, the Admissions Office provides guidance for the admissions process.

Prior Learning Assessment:  Active duty military, veterans, and reservists are encouraged to provide the institution with an official copy of their military transcript.  It will be evaluated for credit, following the recommendations of the American Council on Education, to help you achieve your degree more quickly and more affordably. 

Credit can also be applied using CLEP, DANTES, or portfolio completion.

Office of Military and Adult Education Staff

Stefane Raulerson, Director of Military and Adult Education

Brianne Mohamed, DIrector of Veteran Student Success

Mark Smith, Program Coordinator for Veteran Student Success

Contact us

   Student Center (Building C), West Campus, Suite 207 (2400 Gillionville Rd, Albany, GA 31707)

Phone:  229-500-2070

FAX:  229-500-4420

Email for adult learners:  adult.ed@asurams.edu

Email for military-connected students:  veterans@asurams.edu

 

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