Frequently Asked Questions

How do I opt out of my benefits? 

 To “opt out” of your benefits for a semester, you will need to provide a written request with your signature and N Number to One Stop. Their fax number is (904) 620-2414. If you do not have access to a fax machine, the MVRC offers free fax/scans.

 

  

I'm concurrently enrolled - who do I need to notify and how?  

If you are planning to be concurrently enrolled (for example, attending UNF and FSCJ at the same time), One Stop needs to be notified. They have an information page on concurrent enrollment  here.

 

 You will need to:

  •  Complete a “Concurrent Enrollment” form (picked up at One Stop),
  •  Obtain written approval from your academic advisor,
  •  Receive certification from One Stop before you concurrently enroll elsewhere,
  •  Notify Caron Bayuk-Johnson, UNF VA Certifying Official

 

 

 What do I need to submit in order to be considered a Florida resident for tuition purposes?

 Two forms of supporting documentation MUST be dated 12 COMPLETE months prior to the first day of classes for the requested residency classification term. For example: driver’s license, vehicle registration, voter registration card, utility bills with proof of 12 consecutive months of payments, a lease agreement with proof of 12 consecutive months of payments, an official state federal or court document evidencing legal ties to Florida.

 

  Click here for the full Florida statute and a list of all supporting documents accepted.

 

 Living in Florida for a year or longer DOES NOT automatically qualify you for in-state tuition (Florida residency). However if you are a honorably discharged Veteran then your out of state portion is waived. 

 

 How do I receive priority registration?

 Priority registration is available to all military and veteran students using the GI Bill Post 9/11, including dependents, at UNF. Priority registration grants you the ability to register for your classes one day before the first time ticket.

 

 If you do not have access to priority registration, notify One Stop of your veteran status.

 

  

 How do I get a blue "V" on my Osprey1 card?

 Osprey1 cards are available with a blue V indicator for veterans. To have a V placed on your card, present your military or veteran ID at the  Osprey1 card offices .

Location & Hours

 English Hall, Bldg. 8, Room 1100

 Monday - Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

  

 How do I tell if I am considered "full time" for GI Bill Benefits?

  

 Full Time for VA

 

  

 What is the VA work study program?

 The MVRC has 7 work study positions. Open positions become available when current work study students graduate, run out of benefits, take a semester leave, or are not renewed (at the discretion of the site supervisor). If an open position is available, it will be announced after class registration begins. This is due to the fact that you cannot begin working until the VA verifies your new classes.

 

 Job announcements will always be posted in our lounge, on our Facebook page, and on our website. If you are not selected, you are welcome to reapply for subsequent semesters.

 

 

 Will my VA educational benefits cover a study abroad?

Your VA educational benefits will cover a study abroad IF the credits earned from the trip count as a part of your degree evaluation. You will need to speak with your advisor and determine if they are able to justify that the trip is part of your course of study. Click here for a full explanation of criteria and what the VA will pay.

 

 *Note: You may need to complete additional paperwork before completing the study abroad. Contact the trip’s program leader and One Stop to determine all necessary paperwork is complete.

 

 

Military & Veterans Resource Center 

 The MVRC houses a  Transition Coach  who is knowledgeable with VA’s educational benefits and operations. He is available to help you during regular business hours or  via email .

 

 Workshops and special events are hosted by the MVRC throughout the year with the goal of better preparing veteran students for the academic and professional world. Examples of workshops include: career planning, business etiquette, resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills. We also host information sessions concerning health, internships, and employment. Companies have included: Prudential, Northwestern Mutual, EverBank, etc.

 

 The MVRC employs veteran work study students in our department, as well as other areas on campus. The VA work study program allows students to work part-time on campus for a non-taxable wage. Open positions are posted via  email, our  Facebook page , and this website. Please note that they are competitive. Current work study employees are available to give you campus tours, advice, and assistance.

 

 Additionally, the MVRC provides free perks and quiet space for veterans in between classes. These include: nine Dell computer workstations, two iMac workstations, TV access, free printing, free fax/scan/copy, free coffee, refrigerator space for lunch storage, microwave, daily use lockers, group study room, and iPad rentals.

 

 Military & Veterans Resource Center 

 Tom & Betty Petway Hall (Bldg. 57, Room 2700)

 (904) 620-5131

 (904) 620-5900 FAX

 mvrc@unf.edu 

 Hours of Operation 

 

 

Office of Veterans Affairs 

The Office of Veterans Affairs has moved to the Military and Veterans Resource Center on campus (effective July 21, 2014), located at the College of Education & Human Services. This is where all your paperwork and certifications are processed. If you need to locate forms or hand them in, this is the location to do so.

 

 The VA Certifying Official is available during regular business hours or via email.

 

 During the start of each term, the Office of Veterans Affairs completes certification. After the Certifying Official certifies your classes, the VA will need to process your payment. Please note that the only individuals with access to VA payment processing information are the VA!! For this reason, to receive updates on the status of your check you will need to use 1-888-GI-BILL-1.

 

 

 Tom & Betty Petway Hall (Bldg. 57, Room 2700)

(904) 620-5131

(904) 620-5900 MVRC FAX

 (904) 620-2414 ONE STOP FAX

 mvrc@unf.edu