The Post-9/11 GI Bill is available to individuals who have served at least 90 days after September 10, 2001, or those who were discharged for a service-related disability after 30 days. Persons eligible for Chapter 30 (Montgomery) or REAP benefits may elect to receive the Post-9/11 GI Bill. For more information, visit the VA web site.
The Montgomery GI Bill is available to individuals who entered active duty after June 30, 1985. You must have completed at least 2 years of continuous active service, contributed $1200 to the program, earned a high school diploma or GED, and received an honorable discharge. For more information, visit the VA web site.
Individuals who enlist, re-enlist, or extend an enlistment in the Selective Reserve for at least six years (signed after June 30, 1985) may be eligible for Chapter 1606. You must have earned a high school diploma or GED, finished IADT, completed 180 days of service in the selective reserve, and satisfactorily participated in required training in the selective reserve. For more information, visit the VA web site.
Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA) - Chapter 35
Under DEA, educational benefits are available to dependents and survivors of veterans who have serious disabilities as the result of their service (100% disabled), or who have died of a service-connected cause, were a prisoner of war, or missing in action. For more information, visit the VA web site.
Vocational Rehabilitation - Chapter 31
Active duty service members and veterans who have been declared disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs due to service related injury may be eligible for this program. For more information on Vocational Rehabilitation, please contact your case manager.
Activated Reservists After September 11, 2001 (REAP) - Chapter 1607
Certain reservists who were activated after September 11, 2001 may either be eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits. For more information, visit the VA web site.
Purple Heart Recipient Fee Waivers
A state university or Florida College System institution shall waive undergraduate tuition for each recipient of a Purple Heart or another combat decoration superior in precedence who:
(a) Is enrolled as a full-time, part-time, or summer-school student in an undergraduate program that terminates in a degree or certificate;
(b) Is currently, and was at the time of the military action that resulted in the awarding of the Purple Heart or other combat decoration superior in precedence, a resident of this state; and
(c) Submits to the state university or the Florida College System institution the DD-214 form issued at the time of separation from service as documentation that the student has received a Purple Heart or another combat decoration superior in precedence. If the DD-214 is not available, other documentation may be acceptable if recognized by the United States Department of Defense or the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as documenting the award.
Such a waiver for a Purple Heart recipient or recipient of another combat decoration superior in precedence shall be applicable for 110 percent of the number of required credit hours of the degree or certificate program for which the student is enrolled.
Any questions with reference to the Purple Heart Recipient Fee Waivers should be directed to the University of North Florida Cashier's Office http://www.unf.edu/controller/cashiers/ or please call 904-620-2920.
What is the waiver?
Pursuant to Florida Statute 1009.26 (12) (a), the University shall waive the out-of-state tuition charge for an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Armed Services, the United States Reserve Forces or the National Guard who physically resides in Florida while enrolled in the University.
What does it waive?
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