Office of Student Veteran Services

Division of Enrollment Management

Who we are

The Office of Student Veteran Services serves as the liaison between the University of Florida, its students, and the various federal, state, and local agencies concerned with the processing of VA Educational Benefits. We want to ensure that our Gator beneficiaries are set up for success.

Important Announcements:

The Post 9/11 GI Bill® Recipients Monthly Enrollment Verification Requirement

  • If you use Chapter 33, you are now required to verify your enrollment at the end of each month to receive your Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments.
  • We encourage students to opt-in to text messaging, which is a simple, quick option for verifying monthly enrollment and ensuring you receive your MHA/kicker payments uninterrupted.
  • All impacted students with a US mobile phone number on file with the VA should receive an opt-in text message after being certified for their courses by their institution at the start of a term. You must respond to that text within 14 days. After opting-in, you simply reply to a VA text message each month to verify your enrollment.
  • If you opt-out of text message verification or do not respond to the opt-in text, you will be automatically enrolled in email verification with the email address on file with VA.
  • If you fail to submit enrollment verification for two consecutive months, your MHA and/or kicker payments will be put on hold until you verify your enrollment.


The Forever GI Bill®

In 2017, President Trump signed into law the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, also known as the Forever GI Bill®, which will bring significant changes to VA Educational Benefits. Learn more via the official Forever GI Bill® Webpage on

Priority Registration

Students using VA Educational Benefits will receive a priority registration appointment time beginning the term following their initial request for VA Educational Benefits.