This website is not affiliated with the U.S. government or military.

Can I Use My GI Bill and Get the Resident Tuition Rate at the University of Georgia?


Q: I’m currently an active duty Marine out of Hawaii. I recently just returned from my first deployment to Afghanistan and I’m in the process of my next work up for the next deployment. So lately me and my roommate having been thinking about our futures and decided we wanted to attend the University of Georgia, and we were curious of what our GI Bill can do for us there? Can we somehow get in-state tuition? I’m from Illinois and he is from Washington. Any help you could offer would be very appreciated, thank you.

A: I just went onto the University of Georgia’s website and they show an out-of-state tuition rate of $28,052 and a resident rate of $9,842. If you use the Post 9/11 GI Bill, the VA would pay up to the resident rate and you would have to pay the remaining $18,212.

I also checked and the University of Georgia is not a Yellow Ribbon school. Why that is important? If they were, a portion of your unpaid tuition would be paid by your school and the VA would pay an equal amount which would lower what you have left to pay if anything.

I just looked at the Yellow Ribbon school listing for Georgia and there are many schools listed in the Atlanta, Decatur, and Savannah area that do have generous Yellow Ribbon programs. So unless the U of Georgia teaches something really special that you can’t get somewhere else, I think I would find a Yellow Ribbon school in the state.

By using your Post 9/11 GI Bill and getting your tuition paid for, you would also get a housing allowance and book stipend. The housing allowance for that area runs about $1008 per month. Plus you would get a book stipend of $41.67 per credit each semester until you hit your cap of $1,000 per academic year.


Privacy Policy | About Us | FAQ | Terms of Service | Disclaimers | Do Not Sell My Personal Information (CA and NV residents)

Copyright © 2020 EducationDynamics. All Rights Reserved.

This is a private website that is not affiliated with the U.S. government, U.S. Armed Forces or Department of Veteran Affairs. U.S. government agencies have not reviewed this information. This site is not connected with any government agency. If you would like to find more information about benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, please visit the official U.S. government web site for veterans’ benefits at http://www.va.gov.

The sponsored schools featured on this site do not include all schools that accept GI Bill® funding or VA Benefits.For more information on how to choose a school, visit. For more information on ArmyStudyGuide.com, visit our FAQ page or follow the About Us link found below. To contact ArmyStudyGuide, email us.

Disclosure: EducationDynamics receives compensation for the featured schools on our websites (see “Sponsored Schools” or “Sponsored Listings” or “Sponsored Results”). So what does this mean for you? Compensation may impact where the Sponsored Schools appear on our websites, including whether they appear as a match through our education matching services tool, the order in which they appear in a listing, and/or their ranking. Our websites do not provide, nor are they intended to provide, a comprehensive list of all schools (a) in the United States (b) located in a specific geographic area or (c) that offer a particular program of study. By providing information or agreeing to be contacted by a Sponsored School, you are in no way obligated to apply to or enroll with the school.

This is an offer for educational opportunities that may lead to employment and not an offer for nor a guarantee of employment. Students should consult with a representative from the school they select to learn more about career opportunities in that field. Program outcomes vary according to each institution’s specific program curriculum. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. The financial aid information on this site is for informational and research purposes only and is not an assurance of financial aid.