U.S. Military Reserve and Georgia National Guard Combat Veterans
GA HERO Scholarship
The Georgia HERO (Helping Educate Reservists and their Offspring) Scholarship Program
provides educational assistance to members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S.
military reservists who served in combat zones on or after May 3, 2005 or the children
of such members.
Combat Service Fee Waiver
Eligible participants must be Georgia residents who are active members of the U.S.
Military Reserves and/or the Georgia National Guard and were deployed overseas for
active service in a location or locations designated by the U.S. Department of Defense
as combat zones on or after September 11, 2001 and served for a consecutive period
of one hundred and eighty-one (181) days, or who received full disability as a result
of injuries received in such combat zone, or were evacuated from such combat zone
due to severe injuries during any period of time while on active service. Additionally,
eligible participants must meet the admissions requirements of the applicable University
System of Georgia (USG) institution and be accepted for admission.
Eligible participants shall receive a waiver of all mandatory fees charged by USG
institutions including, but not limited to:
- Intercollegiate athletic fees
- Student health services fees
- Parking and transportation fees, where such fees are mandated for all students
- Technology fees
- Student activity fees
- Fees designated to support leases on facilities such as recreation centers, parking
decks, student centers, and similar facilities
- Any other such mandatory fees for which all students are required to make payment.
Students receiving this waiver are eligible to use the services and facilities these
fees are used to provide. This benefit shall not apply to housing, food service, any
other elective fees, special fees, or other user fees and charges (e.g., application
*Note: Parking is considered an elective fee at UGA.
Veterans meeting these eligibility requirements must submit a copy of their DD-214
to the VA Certifying Official at UGA in order to receive their waiver.
Special Institutional Fee Waiver
Individuals who are enrolled and simultaneously serving full-time on Active Duy in
a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States are eligible to request an exemption
of the Special Institutional Fee.