Important Announcement: Forever GI Bill
The President signed into law the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, also known as the Forever GI Bill, which will bring significant changes to Veterans education benefits. Learn more
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 veterans benefits. We want to ensure that our veterans and dependents are set up for success.
VETS.GOV should be used if you are a U.S. military veteran, a service member on active duty, a member of the Selected Reserve, a spouse/dependent of a "service connected" disabled or deceased veteran, or a family member that has been approved to receive transferred benefits. If you have previously filed a claim for educational benefits, use VETS.GOV only if you are filing for a different educational benefit or if you are changing schools or programs under your current benefit program.
In order to receive your VA educational benefits, you must complete the UF Enrollment Certification form. This form is available one month prior to the beginning of each term and will be processed in the order they are received. You must submit a new form every term you are utilizing your VA benefits. If you need to make changes to the form after submission, contact the Student Veteran Services office. Do NOT submit multiple forms for the same term.
Out-of-state fee waivers shall be granted for honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, the U.S. Reserve Forces, or the National Guard who physically reside in the State of Florida while enrolled in the institution; for dependent students who are using educational assistance provided by the U.S. Armed Forces, U.S. Reserve Forces or the National Guard who physically reside in the State of Florida while enrolled in the institution; and for active duty members of the Armed Forces of the United States residing or stationed outside of this state.
Beginning Fall 2020, the University of Florida has been approved to participate in the Yellow Ribbon program for eligible Post 9/11 GI Bill recipients. The Yellow Ribbon program is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill to help defray the cost of out-of-state fees. The University of Florida will contribute up to $6500 per academic year towards these charges. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will then match the amount of the UF contribution.
Applications will be accepted on a first come-first served basis. Funding is available for 20 undergraduate students and 10 graduate students. For more information, contact Student Veteran Services at (352) 294-2948 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information and eligibility requirements about the program, refer to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.Complete the Yellow Ribbon Application