VA Benefits

Military Alliance

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 and Georgia’s First Purple Heart University.

Active Military and Veteran Education Benefits for the School of Medicine:

  • Post-9/11 “Forever” GI Bill® (Chapter 33 Benefits)
  • Transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill® Benefits to Dependents (TEB)
  • Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA)
  • Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30)
  • Fry Scholarship (Chapter 33)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)

Getting Started with VA Benefits at the School of Medicine

Complete the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) (VA Form 22-1990) at 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-5490.

School Certifying Officials within the School of Medicine will submit enrollment certification through VA Once to the Department of Veterans Affairs each semester that you are eligible for benefits.

School Certifying Officials for Mercer University School of Medicine:

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