This checklist is only a guide and does not include every contingency that a student may face when applying to George Mason University.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. For more information on financial aid, go to the Office of Financial Aid. The application should be filed as soon as possible after January 1st. Remember, only applications received by the federal processor before March 1st (the priority filing date) will receive priority consideration for all available funds.
Apply! You can find information on admission to George Mason University and an online application at the Office of Admissions website. Ensure you complete the attached Application for In-State Tuition and provide supporting documents. For more information on Domicile issues, go to the Office of the Registrar.
Apply for your federal GI Bill education benefits utilizing the Veteran On-line Application website in order to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.
Submit a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility to the Certification Section of the Registrar’s Office located in the Office of the Registrar (North Chesapeake Module) to complete the application process. The first benefit check will be received approximately six weeks after the first day of class.
Complete the Veterans Registration Reporting Form (VRRF) on-line each semester after registration is finalized in order to continue receiving the G.I. BILL. The VRRF is available here.
Complete the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (W.A.V.E.) online each month in order to continue receiving G.I. Bill benefits. W.A.V.E. can be found on the Department of Veterans Affairs website or by calling the toll free Interactive Voice Response (IVR) telephone line at 1.877.823.2378.
Find Housing! Information on finding housing both on and off campus in the Fairfax /Northern Virginia area is available at Office of Housing and Residence Life website.
Register for Medical Benefits! OIF/OEF veterans are eligible for enhanced enrollment health benefits for 5 years after the date of their most recent discharge from active duty. Submit or mail VA Form 10-10EZ and a copy of your discharge papers [DD-214] to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Form 10-10EZ is available on the the Department of Veterans Affairs website
Attend Student Orientation. University Orientation is offered over the summer for students enrolling in the fall semester and December through January for students enrolling in the spring semester. Information can be found on the Office of Orientation and Family Programs website.
Coordinate with Disability Services. The Office of Disability Services is available to serve all students with disabilities, including those with cognitive (e.g., learning, psychological, and closed head injury), sensory, mobility, and other physical impairments. Information can be found at the Office of Disability Services website.
Stop In and Say Hi! Visit the Office of Military Services to learn about more benefits you may be eligible to receive and meet other veterans attending George Mason University.