Office of Student Veteran Services

Division of Enrollment Management

Important Announcement: VA Pending Payment Compliance

University of Florida is in compliance with Section 103 of PL 115-407 "Veterans and Transition Act of 2018." Read more about the pending payment compliance.

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 veterans benefits. We want to ensure that our veterans and dependents are set up for success.


VETS.GOV

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.

Enrollment Certification

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 Waiver

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.

Transcript Fee Waiver

In accordance with F.S. 1009.26 (17a), students who are an active duty member or an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Armed Forces and their spouse and dependents are eligible for a waiver of the transcript fee.

If proof of military status is not on file with the Office of the Registrar, documentation will be required before the transcript fee will be waived.

To receive the waiver, initiate your official transcript order in ONE.UF. Do not submit any payment information. Close the order screen and contact Student Veteran Services at vacounselor@ufl.edu to finalize your waiver request.


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 Veterans education benefits. Learn more


Yellow Ribbon Program Comes to University of Florida

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 vacounselor@ufl.edu.

For additional information and eligibility requirements about the program, refer to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Complete the Yellow Ribbon Application

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