Renewing Benefits for Current UF Students

Complete the below steps to renew your benefits each term.

1

Navigate to the Apply for Term Certification page.

2

Click the "VA Enrollment Certification Request" button and log in using your Gatorlink username and password.

3

Once logged in, select "new app" and follow the directions outlined on each page.

Note: You do not need to be registered in order to complete the above.

Ensure you press the final submission button. If you do not press submit, we will not process your request. It is the responsibility of the student to press submit.

You will want to complete the VA Enrollment Certification Request form every term in order to receive your benefits. It is the responsibility of the student to complete this request. We will not carry over benefits automatically.

If you need to update any of the information on the form after it has been submitted, contact the Veteran Services Office.


Returning UF Student Requesting Benefits

Complete the following if you are moving programs from undergraduate to graduate or if you are moving programs from graduate to professional.

1

To activate your benefits for use at UF, go to the following website VA.gov and complete electronic form 22-1990 for veterans, or if you are a dependent then complete form 22-1990E.

  • Navigation for those who have used benefits previously: va.gov / Education Box / Change your current education benefits

Notes: You will need to complete this electronic form if you are activating your benefits for the first time, or if you are transferring to or from another institution or if you are moving programs from undergraduate to graduate or if you are moving programs from graduate to professional.

2

Once va.gov is complete and submitted, about 30 days later you will receive a new Certificate of Eligibility (COE) in the mail, which you will need to provide the UF Student Veteran Services Office with a copy of just the front page (via email to military-benefits@ufl.edu). If you have already received a Certificate of Eligibility, and have sent it to us, you may skip this step.

Note: You do not need to have a COE on file to continue to the next steps.

3

After va.gov, you will still need to apply for your benefits to be processed here at UF. This electronic request form will open a minimum of 30 days before the start of a new term. Complete the following UF specific steps after you have a GatorLink username and password:

  1. Navigate to the Apply for Term Certification page.
  2. Click the "Complete UF Enrollment Certification Form" button and log in using your GatorLink Username and Password.
  3. Once logged in, select "new app" and follow the directions outlined on each page.

Note: You do not need to be registered in order to complete the above.

Ensure you press the final submission button. If you do not press submit, we will not process your request. It is the responsibility of the student to press submit.

You will want to complete the VA Enrollment Certification Request form every term in order to receive your benefits. It is the responsibility of the student to complete this request. We will not carry over benefits automatically.

If you need to update any of the information on the form after it has been submitted, contact the Veteran Services Office.