Veterans

The FAU Military & Veterans Office is designed to act as a liaison between military students and Veteran Affairs.  FAU is committed to helping our military & Veterans succeed as students.  Being informed and current about issues that matter to you is a top priority.  We hold membership in"

We are listed as a VA approved school on these websites:

Florida Atlantic University is responsible for monitoring and reporting Standards of Progress and all Enrollment Status Changes of Students utilizing VA Educational Benefits as detailed in the catalog. Failure to report changes, can cause delays in processing times of benefits as well as create overpayments. Overpayments will result in owing money to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Please report the following changes to the Veterans Affairs Representative via email to Jason Morgenthal, Veterans’ Affairs Representative and Certifying Official jmorgent@fau.edu.

Academic Policies & Regulations
For more information, please reference the FAU University Catalog.
Academic Probation
Address Change: Complete Form VA 20-572
Change of Major: (See Change of Instruction Procedures for CH30, CH35, CH1606 - so that benefits may continue without a delay.
Drop/Add Withdrawal
Exceptional Circumstance Withdrawal (Medical Withdrawal)
Incomplete Grades (VA does not pay for no-punitive grades (i.e. Incompletes).  It must be resolved into a punitive grade (i.e. A, B, C, D, F ) within 1 year.  Otherwise, it will be reported to the Department of Veteran Affairs as an overpayment.
Satisfactory Academic Record (From the time your GPA falls below 2.0 for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduates, you have one year to bring the GPA up to meet eligibility.  Otherwise, this information will be reported to the Department of Veteran Affairs at which point you will not be eligible for VA Benefits.
Unsatisfactory Conduct

All-Volunteer Force Education Assistance Program

Application Instructions

Change of Instruction

Eligibility:

  1. You have never used your GI Bill® Benefits before.
  2. Enlisted or entered Active Duty for the first time on or after July 1, 1985.  You must possess an Honorable Discharge.

Prior to completing the necessary forms for Chapter 30 benefits, you may want to determine your eligibility by calling 1-888-GIBill-1 (1-888-442-4551).  This number is also a great source of additional assistance in reference to benefit amounts and processing times.  For additional inquiries, you may want to view the following website: www.gibill.va.gov.

Next, you may complete the following forms with Florida Atlantic University:

  1. Complete the VA Certification Request Form
  2. Apply online or Complete Form 22-1990 (Application for Education Benefits)
  3. Provide a copy of the DD214 - Member 4 (Honorable Discharge)
  4. Complete the Chapter 30 - Entitlement Form
  5. Complete the Prior Education and Training Verification Form.

Monthly Certification:

Certification of attendance MUST be verified monthly to receive payments.  Verification can be done one of two ways:

  1. Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE)
  2. Automated Telephone System (IVR):  Call (877) 823-2378 and follow the prompts.

Eligibility:

  1. You have used your GI Bill® Benefits before.
  2. You are a Transfer Student.
  3. Your Major/Program changed.
  4. You are returning to FAU after NOT using your benefits for over one year.

If one of the above criteria applies to you, complete the following forms to Florida Atlantic University:

  1. Complete the VA Certification Request Form
  2. Complete Form 22-1995 (Request for Change of Program or Place of Training)
  3. Provide a copy of the DD214 - Member 4 (Honorable Discharge)
  4. Provide a copy of the Certification of Eligibility from the VA.
  5. Complete the Prior Education and Training Verification Form.

Monthly Certification:

Certification of attendance MUST be verified monthly to receive payments.  Verification can be done one of two ways:

  1. Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE)
  2. Automated Telephone System (IVR):  Call (877) 823-2378 and follow the prompts

You may call (888) GIBILL1 or (888) 442-4551 for additional assistance in reference to benefit amounts and processing times.  For additional inquiries, you may want to view the following website:  http://www.gibill.va.gov/.

IMPORTANT:  Incomplete paperwork will cause a delay in the processing times as well as receiving your benefits.  Please submit the forms to:

Jason Morgenthal
Office of Student Financial Aid & Veteran Affairs
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road - SU 80 Room 233
Boca Raton, FL  33431-0991

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program

Topics include:

  1. Non-Approved Chapter 31 Student Guidelines
  2. Approved Chapter 31 Student Guidelines
  3. Chapter 31 Tutorial Assistance
  4. VA Approved Supply Notice

Non-Approved Chapter 31 Student Guidelines

Approved Chapter 31 Student Guidelines

Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Assistance is not an automatic entitlement due to Military Service.  Specific requirements to determine your eligibility are done so through an evaluation with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.  An evaluation will be scheduled if you have a VA combined service-connected disability rating of 10 percent or more. Please contact Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment at 1.800.827.1000 for eligibility determinations.  Please refer to Form 28-1900 for detailed information concerning evaluations, entitlement requirements, and counseling services.  This form may also be accessed via www.gibill.va.gov.  You  may also contact the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor directly:

United States Department of Veteran Affairs

Elise R. Naimo, M.Ed, CRC, MHC
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Email:  Elise.Naimo@va.gov
Tel:  (954) 475-5500 ext. 5558

Veteran Benefits Administration & Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment

Broward County Outpatient Clinic
9800 W. Commercial Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33351

Completed Form 28-1900 must be submitted for processing to:

VA Regional Office
P.O. Box 1437
St. Petersburg, FL  33731

Step 1:

Once the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor has approved entitlement for Chapter 31 benefits (determined that the service connected disability causes an employment handicap), you will be eligible to apply to Florida Atlantic University and register for classes under the approved program which the counselor has deemed suitable for your aptitude, needs, and abilities.

Step 2:

Upon registering for classes, you must complete the VA Certification Request  Form.  A new VA Certification Request Card must be submitted for each semester that you are registered for classes and wish to receive Chapter 31Benefits.

Step 3:

The Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will provide Florida Atlantic University with Form 28-1905 (Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Re-entrance into Rehabilitation and Certification of Status).  The VA Representative will certify your Dates of Attendance, Number of Hours, and Training Time.  You will need a copy of completed form 28-1905 and a copy of your schedule, to submit to the bookstore for supply purchases.  Under Chapter 31, VA directly reimburses the school for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  The veteran also receives a monthly subsistence allowance. 

Step 4:

Report all enrollment changes (i.e. drop/add/withdrawals) via email to the VA Representative and the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.

Chapter 31 Tutorial Assistance
VA Approved Supply Notice

If you are seeking tutorial assistance, please complete Form:  Chapter 31 Tutorial Assistance.  This form must be completed by the Student and the Instructor.  The Instructor must approve your need for tutorial assistance by signing the form.  Also, the Tutor’s Information must be provided on the form.  This completed form must be submitted to the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for verification (Please reference address information above).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Time Only

  • Stapler, staples, holepunch, ruler
  • All other supplies including dictionaries, clothing, electronics, thesaurus, back packs, electronic organizers will only be provided with: a copy of the course outline, note from physician or a special permission note from the VA Case manager.

Per Semester

  • One pack of #2 pencils or 1 reasonably priced mechanical pencil and one pack of lead
  • One pack of pens - individual pens will not be supplied
  • One spiral notebook per class not to exceed $6.00
  • One package of highlighters and erasers
  • One binder per class
  • One folder per class
  • One small package of computer discs
  • One pack of index cards
  • One bottle of white-out
  • Lab goggles
  • Filler paper, typing paper, scantron sheets, blue books, sheet protectors. Students can purchase supplies such as graph paper or art paper if required by departments such as music, engineering or mathematics.  They may purchase anything designated as necessary in class syllabus.

Post 9/11 GI Bill®

Application Instructions

Change of Instruction

Eligibility:

  1. Enlisted or entered Active Duty for the first time on or after September 11, 2001.  You must possess an Honorable Discharge.

Prior to completing the necessary forms for Chapter 33 benefits, you may want to determine your eligibility by calling 1-888-GIBill-1 (1-888-442-4551).  This number is also a great source of additional assistance in reference to benefit amounts and processing times.  For additional inquiries, you may want to view the following website: www.gibill.va.gov.

Next, you may complete the following forms with Florida Atlantic University:

  1. Complete the VA Certification Request Form
  2. Apply online or Complete Form 22-1990 (Application for Education Benefits)
  3. Provide a copy of the DD214 - Member 4 (Honorable Discharge)
  4. Complete the Prior Education and Training Verification Form.

 

 

Eligibility:

  1. You have used your Chapter 33 Benefits before.
  2. Your are a Transfer Student.
  3. Your Major/Program changed.
  4. You are returning to FAU after NOT using your benefits for over one year.

If one of the above criteria applies to you, complete the following forms to Florida Atlantic University:

  1. Complete the VA Certification Request Form
  2. Apply online or Complete Form 22-1995 (Request for Change of Program or Place of Training)
  3. Provide a copy of the DD214 - Member 4 (Honorable Discharge)
  4. Provide a copy of the Certification of Eligibility from the VA.
  5. Complete the Prior Education and Training Verification Form.

You may call (888) GIBILL1 or (888) 442-4551 for additional assistance in reference to benefit amounts and processing times.  For additional inquiries, you may want to view the following website:  http://www.gibill.va.gov/.

IMPORTANT:  Incomplete paperwork will cause a delay in the processing times as well as receiving your benefits.  Please submit the forms to:

Jason Morgenthal
Office of Student Financial Aid & Veteran Affairs
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road - SU 80 Room 233
Boca Raton, FL  33431-0991

Dependent Educational Assistance

Application Instructions

Change of Instruction

Eligibility for Spouses:

  • The Veteran must have a permanent or total service-connected disability.

Eligibility for Surviving Spouses:

  • The death of the Veteran must service-connected disability or Veteran was permanently and totally service-connected disabled at the time of death.

Prior to completing the necessary forms for Chapter 35 benefits, you may want to determine your eligibility by calling 1-888-GIBill-1 (1-888-442-4551).  This number is also a great source of additional assistance in reference to benefit amounts and processing times.  For additional inquiries, you may want to view the following website: www.gibill.va.gov.

Next, you may complete the following forms with Florida Atlantic University:

  1. Complete the VA Certification Request Form
  2. Complete Form 22-5490 (Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance)
  3. Complete the Prior Education and Training Verification Form.

 

Eligibility:

  1. Your are a Transfer Student.
  2. Your Major/Program changed.
  3. You are returning to FAU after NOT using your benefits for over one year.

If one of the above criteria applies to you, complete the following forms to Florida Atlantic University:

  1. Complete the VA Certification Request Form
  2. Complete Form 22-5495 (Request for Change of Program or Place of Training - Survivors' and Dependents Education Assistance)
  3. Provide a copy of the Certification of Eligibility from the VA.
  4. Complete the Prior Education and Training Verification Form.

You may call (888) GIBILL1 or (888) 442-4551 for additional assistance in reference to benefit amounts and processing times.  For additional inquiries, you may want to view the following website:  http://www.gibill.va.gov/.







 

IMPORTANT:  Incomplete paperwork will cause a delay in the processing times as well as receiving your benefits.  Please submit the forms to:

Jason Morgenthal
Office of Student Financial Aid & Veteran Affairs
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road - SU 80 Room 233
Boca Raton, FL  33431-0991

Dependent Educational Assistance

Application Instructions

Change of Instruction

Eligibility:

  1. You have never used your GI Bill® Benefits before.
  2. Enlists, re-enlists or extends an enlistment in the Selected Reserve for a period of not less than six years on or after July 1, 1985.  (In an officer, the six year period is in addition to any other obligated period of service).
  3. Has received a secondary school diploma or equivalent before completing Initial Active Duty Training (IADT), or before completing a re-enlistment or extended enlistment.
  4. Has completed IADT.
  5. Is satisfactorily participating in required training in the Selected Reserve.  Has not yet been called to Active Duty.

Prior to completing the necessary forms for Chapter 1606 benefits, you may want to determine your eligibility by calling 1-888-GIBill-1 (1-888-442-4551).  This number is also a great source of additional assistance in reference to benefit amounts and processing times.  For additional inquiries, you may want to view the following website: www.gibill.va.gov.

Next, you may complete the following forms with Florida Atlantic University:

  1. Complete the VA Certification Request Form
  2. Apply online or Complete Form 22-1990 (Application for Education Benefits)
  3. Provide a copy of the DD2384 - Notice of Basic Eligibility
  4. Complete the Prior Education and Training Verification Form.

Monthly Certification:

Certification of attendance MUST be verified monthly to receive payments.  Verification can be done one of two ways:

  1. Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE)
  2. Automated Telephone System (IVR):  Call (877) 823-2378 and follow the prompts.

Eligibility:

  1. You have used your GI Bill® Benefits before.
  2. You are a Transfer Student.
  3. Your Major/Program changed.
  4. You are returning to FAU after NOT using your benefits for over one year.

If one of the above criteria applies to you, complete the following forms to Florida Atlantic University:

  1. Complete the VA Certification Request Form
  2. Complete Form 22-1995 (Request for Change of Program or Place of Training)
  3. Provide a copy of the DD2384 - Notice of Basic Eligibility
  4. Provide a copy of the Certification of Eligibility from the VA.
  5. Complete the Prior Education and Training Verification Form.

You may call 888-GIBILL-1 or (888) 442-4551 for additional assistance in reference to benefit amounts and processing times.  For additional inquiries, you may want to view the following website:  http://www.gibill.va.gov/.

 

 

 

 





 

IMPORTANT:  Incomplete paperwork will cause a delay in the processing times as well as receiving your benefits.  Please submit the forms to:

Jason Morgenthal
Office of Student Financial Aid & Veteran Affairs
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road - SU 80 Room 233
Boca Raton, FL  33431-0991

 

Dependent Educational Assistance

Application Instructions

Change of Instruction

Eligibility for Spouses:

  • The Veteran must have a permanent or total service-connected disability.

Eligibility for Surviving Spouses:

  • The death of the Veteran must service-connected disability or Veteran was permanently and totally service-connected disabled at the time of death.

Prior to completing the necessary forms for Chapter 35 benefits, you may want to determine your eligibility by calling 1-888-GIBill-1 (1-888-442-4551).  This number is also a great source of additional assistance in reference to benefit amounts and processing times.  For additional inquiries, you may want to view the following website: www.gibill.va.gov.

Next, you may complete the following forms with Florida Atlantic University:

  1. Complete the VA Certification Request Form
  2. Complete Form 22-5490 (Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance)
  3. Complete the Prior Education and Training Verification Form.

 

Eligibility:

  1. Your are a Transfer Student.
  2. Your Major/Program changed.
  3. You are returning to FAU after NOT using your benefits for over one year.

If one of the above criteria applies to you, complete the following forms to Florida Atlantic University:

  1. Complete the VA Certification Request Form
  2. Complete Form 22-5495 (Request for Change of Program or Place of Training - Survivors' and Dependents Education Assistance)
  3. Provide a copy of the Certification of Eligibility from the VA.
  4. Complete the Prior Education and Training Verification Form.

You may call (888) GIBILL1 or (888) 442-4551 for additional assistance in reference to benefit amounts and processing times.  For additional inquiries, you may want to view the following website:  http://www.gibill.va.gov/.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT:  Incomplete paperwork will cause a delay in the processing times as well as receiving your benefits.  Please submit the forms to:

Jason Morgenthal
Office of Student Financial Aid & Veteran Affairs
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road - SU 80 Room 233
Boca Raton, FL  33431-0991

 

Scholarships for Veterans

Tillman Military Scholarship ( website ) As a supplement to the Post 9-11 GI Bill®, the scholarship covers direct study-related expenses, including tuition and fees, books and living stipend, for eligible service members, veterans or military spouses who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degrees as full-time students at a public or private, US-based accredited institution. The application for the 2014-2015 academic year will remain open until Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:59:59 EST.

Military Officers Association of America Cape Canaveral (MOAACC) Scholarship ( website )  This scholarship is offered to descendents of active and retired military personnel.  Registration information for this scholarship is posted on their website.

 
Change of Instruction:

1. Fill out the online Transient Student Form from FLVC.org.

Note :  If you are taking classes at FAU and another institution also submit a Certification Request Card to FAU.  If you are only taking classes at an institution other than FAU, then you do not have to complete a Certification Request Card with FAU.  Additionally, anytime you take classes at another institution, those credits should be certified with their VA Office.

PRE-REQUISITES

You may not be within the last 30 hours of your program unless you have submitted an Academic Petition.

Online Transient Student Form

By completing the Transient Student Form and upon approval, permission is granted to take courses at another institution. These courses will transfer to Florida Atlantic University and be applied to the prerequisites of your degree. You may apply online at www.flvc.org.

Online Instructions

Veterans' Affairs/Transient Students - Online Access and Approvals

For information on how to logon, navigate the site and complete the online transient student form, click on Florida Virtual Campus Instructions.

Note: If you are taking classes at FAU and another institution also submit a Certification Request Card to FAU.  If you are only taking classes at an institution other than FAU, then you do not have to complete a Certification Request Card with FAU.  Additionally, anytime you take classes at another institution, those credits should be certified with their VA Office.

PRE-REQUISITE:

You may not be within the last 30 hours of your program unless you have submitted an Academic Petition.

Note:  Although the Transient Student Form may be submitted for approval via www.flvc.org it is still possible that your Academic Advisor may wish to see you in person prior to approval.

Important: Submit the approved Transient Student Form to the VA Office of the other Institution in order for you to receive proper credit.  Provide Florida Atlantic University with a copy.  Please submit Florida Atlantic University's copy to the following location:

Jason Morgenthal
Office of Student Financial Aid & Veteran Affairs
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road - SU 80 Room 233
Boca Raton, FL  33431-0991

 

 

The PDF forms are provided in case you have been asked to submit them to the Veteran Affairs Office.  The following PDF forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader.  Please visit the VA website to download a print the forms below:

VA Form #

Form Description

20-572

Request for Change of Address/Cancellation of Direct Deposit

22-1990

Application for VA Benefits

22-1990T

Application and Enrollment Certification for Individualized Tutorial Assistance

22-1995

Request for Change of VA Education Program or Place of Training

22-5490

Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance

22-5495

Request for Change of VA Education Program or Place of Training (Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance)

22-8691

Application for Work-Study Allowance

28-1900

Disabled Veteran Application for Vocational Rehabilitation

Other Forms: 

  1. Calculation of Training Time for Graduate Students
  2. Chapter 30 Entitlement Form
  3. Chapter 31 Tutorial Assistance Form
  4. Prior Education and Training Verification Form
  5. Transient Student Enrollment Form
  6. VA Certification Request Form
  7. Veteran Tutorial Assistance Program Information

 

 

The Department of Veterans Affairs determines the Training Time (in all cases) concerning Undergraduate Students. Florida Atlantic University determines the Training Time (in all cases) concerning Graduate Students, as detailed in the catalogThe following schedule is the calculation of training time for undergraduate and graduate students during Fall and Spring terms:

Undergraduates

Graduates

Full-Time

  • 12 or more credits

3/4 Time

  • 9-11 credits

1/2 Time

  • 6-8 credits

Less than 1/2 Time:

  • 4-5 credits

1/4 Time:

  • 1-3 credits

Full-Time

  • 9 or more credits

3/4 Time

  • 7-8 credits

1/2 Time

  • 5-6 credits







 

Only Tuition and Fees (NOT VA Educational Benefits) will be paid for the following:

Undergraduates

Graduates

  • 4-5 credits (Less than 1/2 Time, More than 1/4 Time)
  • 1-3 credits (1/4 Time)

The following schedule is the calculation of training time for undergraduate students during Summer Terms.

If you are attending school at 4 credit hours or less, the following schedule is the calculation of training time for Graduate Students during Summer terms:

  • 6 or more credits (Full-Time)
  • 3 credits (Half-Time)
 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PAPER ON EXEMPTIONS AND FEE WAIVERS AUTHORIZED BY THE 2006 LEGISLATURE

The purpose of the paper is to provide technical assistance to universities on the exemptions and fee waivers that were authorized by the 2006 Legislature and signed into law by the Governor.

SB 2034 – Exemption for Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans

Senate Bill 2034 was signed into law (Chapter 2006, 244) on June 20, 2006, effective July 1, 2006. Sections 295.01, 295.02, 295.03, and 295.05, Florida Statutes, were amended to extend to spouses of eligible veterans certain state-sponsored educational benefits previously only available to the children of deceased or disabled veterans.

The Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), is currently accepting late applications for Scholarships for Children of Deceased or Disabled Veterans in order to fund as many eligible spouses/students as 2006-07 funding allows. The program will pay the equivalent of tuition and registration fees for degree or certificate programs for eligible applicants.

Program details for eligibility and the application process are found on the website at http://www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.org/ by selecting “State Grants, Scholarships & Applications.” Eligibility determinations will be made by OSFA. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs coordinates with OSFA to certify veteran information.

SB 122 – Waiver for Recipients of Purple Heart or Superior Combat Decorations

Senate Bill 122 was signed into law (Chapter 2006, 233) on June 20, 2006, effective July 1, 2006. Beginning in the 2006-2007 academic year, this legislation provides a fee waiver to recipients of the Purple Heart or other combat decoration superior in precedence if the recipient is enrolling in a Florida public community college or state university and provided he or she meets all of the following criteria: -

  1. Admitted as a full-time, part-time, or summer-school student in a n undergraduate program of study leading to a degree or certificate;
  2. Is currently, and was at the time of military action that resulted in the awarding of the Purple Heart or other superior combat decoration, a resident of Florida; and
  3. Submits to the community college or university the DD-214 form, issued at the time of separation from service, as documentation that he or she has received a Purple Heart or other combat decoration superior in precedence.

The waiver is applicable for 110 percent of the number of required credit hours of the degree or certificate program for which the student is enrolled.

Which combat decorations are included in this waiver provision?

  • Purple Heart
  • Bronze Star (must be "V" designation or device)
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Legion of Merit (must be "V" designation or device)
  • Silver Star
  • Air Force Cross
  • Navy Cross
  • Distinguished Service Cross
  • Medal of Honor

What is the “V” designation required on some combat decorations?

To be considered a “combat decoration superior in precedence to the Purple Heart,” the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit must include the “V” designation or device.

Are students enrolled in certificate or graduate programs eligible for this fee waiver?

Students enrolled in an undergraduate program that terminates in an undergraduate degree or certificate would qualify. Students enrolled in graduate or professional programs are not eligible. The waiver is applicable for 110 percent of the number of required credit hours of the degree or certificate program for which the student is enrolled.

What evidence should be required to show residency at the time of the military action that resulted in the awarding of the Purple Heart or other superior combat decoration?

The burden of proof is on the student to provide one or more of the following documents evidencing residency in Florida at the time of the military action that resulted in the awarding of the combat decoration:

* DD-214 form, military separation document
* DD-2058 form, military state of legal residence
  certificate
* Leave and Earning Statement (LES) or the
  Defense Finance   and Accounting Service (DFAS) Form 702, which specifies place of residence
* Letter or affidavit from the military administrative
  office verifying residence at the time of combat
* Other state or federal documents evidencing
  legal ties to Florida (e.g., homestead exemption, driver’s license, vehicle registration)

 

What evidence should be required to show residency at the current time?

The student must meet the requirements of residency for tuition purposes specified in s. 1009.21, Florida Statutes, and Rule 6A-10.044, as adopted by the Board of Governors by resolution.

Is continuous residence in Florida from the time of the military action to the time of enrollment in a post-secondary institution required?

No.

What evidence is acceptable to show receipt of the Purple Heart or other combat decoration superior in precedence?

A Department of Defense Form 214 (DD-214) documenting the appropriate combat decoration should be the standard eligibility verification document as required by statute.

In situations where admissions or financial aid application deadlines preclude providing a DD-214 in time to meet such a deadline, the official (service specific) transmitting correspondence that would normally accompany such an award to a previously discharged service member would suffice until an updated DD-214 could be obtained and presented to the post-secondary institution. However, the updated DD-214 must be submitted to the post-secondary institution by the start of the student’s next term of enrollment for continued eligibility for the waiver.

In situations where a service member is on active duty and has not been issued a DD-214, the official (service specific) transmitting correspondence that would normally accompany such an award or a certification of the appropriate combat award by the service specific administrative record holder [e.g., Adjutant, G-1 (general staff officer - personnel), or JAG (Judge Advocate General)] would meet the documentation requirement.

Are active duty military personnel eligible for this waiver?

Yes, certain active duty military personnel may be eligible for this waiver. Since these individuals have not been discharged, they will not have the DD-214 form. However, they may submit other evidence as clarified above.

Does this waiver constitute “countable aid?”

Yes, this waiver is considered “countable aid” for student financial aid purposes. Therefore, if this waiver is administered by an office other than the college financial aid office, college officials must notify the Director of Financial Aid that a student has qualified for the waiver.

HB 7173 – Exemption for Those in Custody of Department of Children and Families

House Bill 7173 was signed into law (Chapter 2006, 194) on June 12, 2006, effective July 1, 2006. It amends s. 1009.25, F.S., to require that certain educational tuition and fee exemptions be granted to those individuals who, after spending at least 6 months in the custody of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) after reaching age 16, were placed in a guardianship by the court. The previous reference to the Road to Independence Scholarship was deleted. However, this exemption will likely be administered in the same way as previous years. Specifically, DCF is responsible for certifying that students exiting the foster care system qualify for the educational fee exemption. Eligible students are given an official fee exemption form on DCF letterhead. Students are instructed to submit the form to an appropriate college official as proof of eligibility for the exemption. The university official should verify these students’ ages and the high school graduation dates as documented on the high school transcripts or other student records and work closely with DCF staff to include these students among those awarded fee exemptions. A fee exemption may be used as a resource to determine a student’s financial need. While the exemption impacts the need of the student, it will not impact the amount of Pell grant monies for which the student is eligible. University officials are responsible for making individual student decisions in keeping with the Florida Statutes and all Board of Governors regulations.

What if the student submits an eligibility form that is not on DCF letterhead?

As in the past, this exemption may not be granted to a student unless it is on the appropriate DCF letterhead. If you receive some other kind of eligibility form, please contact Ms. Lynda Page at the Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, so that she may contact the appropriate person at DCF to discuss. Ms. Page can be reached at (850) 245-9693 or Lynda.Page@flbog.org.

Additional Questions

If you have any additional questions about the information included in this Technical Assistance Paper, you may contact one of the following individuals:

Mr. Richard Stevens
Director, Academic and Student Affairs(850) 245-9702 or richard.stevens@flbog.org

-or-

Ms. Lynda Page
Associate Director, Academic and Student Affairs(850) 245-9693 or lynda.page@flbog.org

 

 
  • Teacher Certification
  • Work-Study Program
  • Tutorial Assistance

Teacher Certification

VA Certification Request Card - Instructions

Eligibility:

  • VA student has NEVER had a teacher's certificate and needs one now.
  • VA Student has had a teacher's certificate in one subject or discipline and now needs a certificate in a different subject or discipline.  Examples include going from high school math to high school social studies, from elementary education to secondary science, etc...

Procedures:

  • The VA student applies for a Teacher's Certificate at:
    • Florida Department of Education, Teacher Certification Section
      2325 West Gaines Street
      Tallahassee, FL  32399
  • The applicant will either receive a Teacher's certificate or a Letter specifying what course work is needed to qualify for the particular Teacher's Certificate for which he/she has applied.
  • Submit letter to Veteran Affairs Office so an appropriate VA Application and Enrollment Certification can be completed.

NOTE:  A VA student can NOT be paid VA Education Benefits for concurrent pursuit of different courses leading to Teacher's Certification in more than one subject or grade level.  Each subject or grade level is considered to be a program of education.

 

Work-Study Program

Earn while you learn.  If you are pursuing an approved post-secondary program of education on at least a three-quarter time basis, and would like to earn extra cash, then you may want to apply to the VA Work-Study Program.  A VA can work up to 1300 hours per year (up to 25 hours per week).  You may contact the VA Office or you may call (888) 442-4551 for more information on this program.  Working under this program will NOT affect your monthly benefit in any way.

Please contact the FAU VA Representative in the Office of Student Financial Aid for additional information.

 

Tutorial Assistance

In order to obtain passing grades in your coursework, it may be determined that additional help may be needed through individual tutoring.  VA will help defray the cost of such individualized tutoring as found necessary.

Reimbursements are as follows:

  • The benefit will reimburse eligible VA students for the actual cost of the tutorial sessions up to $100 per month
  • The maximum amount of tutorial assistance to which any VA student will be eligible is $1200.
  • A total of $600 in tutorial assistance may be paid to a student without charge to the student's entitlement.  All monies paid after that limit is reached will charged against the student's entitlement.

Qualifications:

  • Student must be enrolled in a post-secondary program of education (required a high school diploma/equivalent or at least 12th grade level skills for admission).
  • Student must be enrolled at least half-time.

Eligibility determined by the school:

  • Individual Tutorial Assistance is essential to correct a deficiency in a course required as part of, or pre-requisite to, or which is indispensable to the satisfactory pursuit of the student's approved program of education.
  • The tutor selected is qualified
  • The charges for such tutorial sessions do not exceed the customary charges for such tutorial assistance

Forms to be completed:

  1. Veterans Tutorial Assistance Program Information
  2. VA-22-1990T:  Application and Enrollment Certification for Individualized Tutorial Assistance

 

Jason Morgenthal
Office of Student Financial Aid & Veteran Affairs
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road - SU 80 Room 233
Boca Raton, FL  33431-0991

 Last Modified 7/31/14