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Military and Veterans Benefits

The Military and Veterans Resource Center/Veterans Affairs Office at the University of North Florida acts as a liaison with the Department of Veterans Affairs Education Office in Muskogee, Oklahoma. We are committed to providing direct assistance to veterans and the dependents of veterans with the application and certification process, to receive education benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. While our primary goal is the initiation and assured continuation of education benefits, we are available to provide supportive services to veterans, dependents, National Guard, reservists, and active duty enrolled at UNF. Any questions regarding eligibility should be directed to the VA Regional Processing Office at 1-888-GI-BILL-1.

The Military and Veterans Resource Center Office is not a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA Office's responsibility is to interpret, explain, and administer VA regulations as they apply to you at UNF.

Office Phone Number
VA Regional Processing Office (888) GI-BILL-1
Florida Education Services Office (727) 319-7757
VA Veteran Readiness and Employment (904) 731-0565
Telephone Enrollment Verification (Post 9-11) (877) GI-BILL-1
Telephone Enrollment Verification (Montgomery) (877) 823-2378

New Student Checklist

 Complete these steps if you are a new student wishing to use VA Education Benefits at UNF.

Benefit Programs

Montgomery G.I. Bill® (30) | Veteran Readiness and Employment (31) | Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® (33) | Dependents' Educational Assistance (35) | MGIB Selected Reserve (1606) | Military Tuition Assistance and EDD

Chapter 30 Montgomery G.I. Bill® (MGIB)

For veterans who served on active duty after June 30, 1985, those who remained eligible under the Vietnam Era G.I. Bill ® , and those who switched from VEAP before being involuntarily separated after February 2, 1991. For more information visit the Veterans Affairs website.

Submit to the Department of Veterans Affairs:

Submit to UNF:

  • UNF Request for Veteran Benefits and Statement of Responsibility online form within myWings requesting certification of enrollment and stating you understand what you are responsible for while using veterans benefits at UNF
  • DD Form 214 (member copy 4)
  • A copy of your Certificate of Eligibility or VA Education Award Letter

The UNF MVRC will access your class schedule and degree evaluation (program of study) each semester to verify that coursework is required for your degree program to submit enrollment to the VA. You will only be certified for required courses, as listed on your Degree Evaluation.

Chapter 30 students are required to confirm their monthly enrollment to continue receipt of benefits. Enrollment may be verified through WAVE (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) or by calling 1-877-823-2378.

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Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

For veterans with a service-connected disability. A service-connected disability rating as determined by the Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) Service is required and determines eligibility for this benefit. For more information visit the Veterans Affairs website.

To be evaluated for Chapter 31, you must apply for services with the local VR&E office by phone (904) 737-0665 or through the VA website, and receive an appointment with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC). The VRC will work with the veteran to determine eligibility.

Submit to UNF:

  • UNF Request for Veteran Benefits and Statement of Responsibility online form within myWings requesting certification of enrollment and stating you understand what you are responsible for while using veterans benefits at UNF
  • Confirm VRC has created three e-authorizations, formerly 28-1995, for UNF Cashier's Office, UNF Bookstore and UNF Parking Services in Invoice Payment Processing System (IPPS)

The UNF MVRC will access your class schedule and degree evaluation (program of study) each semester to verify that coursework is required for your degree program to submit enrollment to the VA. You will only be certified for required courses, as listed on your Degree Evaluation.

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Chapter 33 Post 9/11 G.I. Bill ® and Fry Scholarship

For individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability with at least 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill ®. For more information visit the Veterans Affairs website.

Submit to the Department of Veterans Affairs:

Submit to UNF:

  • UNF Request for Veteran Benefits and Statement of Responsibility online form within myWings requesting certification of enrollment and stating you understand what you are responsible for while using veterans benefits at UNF
  • A copy of your Certificate of Eligibility or VA Education Award Letter. These documents notify UNF of your benefit level, and is necessary to determine the tuition and fees paid by the VA and any balance due from you.
  • DD Form 214 of the Veteran, if applicable (member copy 4)

The UNF MVRC will access your class schedule and degree evaluation (program of study) each semester to verify that coursework is required for your degree program to submit enrollment to the VA. You will only be certified for required courses, as listed on your Degree Evaluation.

Chapter 33 students are required to confirm their monthly enrollment to continue receipt of benefits. Enrollment may be verified through text, email or by calling 1-888-GI-BILL-1.

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Chapter 35 Survivors' and Dependents' Education Assistance (DEA)

For eligible dependents who meet one of the following conditions:

  • Spouse or child of a veteran who has been rated as permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition
  • Surviving spouse or child of a veteran who died in the line of duty while a service member or
  • Surviving spouse or child of a veteran who died while rated as totally and permanently disabled due to a service-related condition

For more information visit the Veterans Affairs website.

Submit to the Department of Veterans Affairs:

Submit to UNF:

  • UNF Request for Veteran Benefits and Statement of Responsibility online form within myWings requesting certification of enrollment and stating you understand what you are responsible for while using veterans benefits at UNF
  • A copy of your Certificate of Eligibility or VA Education Award Letter

The UNF MVRC will access your class schedule and degree evaluation (program of study) each semester to verify that coursework is required for your degree program to submit enrollment to the VA. You will only be certified for required courses, as listed on your Degree Evaluation.

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Chapter 1606 MGIB Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)

For members of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, and Coast Guard Reserve, the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. For more information visit the Veterans Affairs website.

Submit to the Department of Veterans Affairs:

Submit to UNF:

  • UNF Request for Veteran Benefits and Statement of Responsibility online form within myWings requesting certification of enrollment and stating you understand what you are responsible for while using veterans benefits at UNF
  • A copy of your Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE), also known as DD Form 2384-1. This form is issued through the Guard/Reserve Unit.

The UNF MVRC will access your class schedule and degree evaluation (program of study) each semester to verify that coursework is required for your degree program to submit enrollment to the VA. You will only be certified for required courses, as listed on your Degree Evaluation.

Chapter 1606 students are required to confirm their monthly enrollment to continue receipt of benefits. Enrollment may be verified through WAVE (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) or by calling 1-877-823-2378.

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Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes, and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services.

Active duty service members who intend to use military Tuition Assistance (TA) should:

  • Request a tuition assistance voucher from their respective branch of service, and
  • Visit their Education Services Officer or Education Counselor.

Each branch handles tuition assistance differently. Some branches will send tuition assistance vouchers electronically while some require the student to submit a hard copy to their school. For more information, contact your military branch for details on your eligibility and the branch's process for submitting the tuition assistance forms.

Please visit Student Financial Services to submit your voucher or confirm processing.

Note: Students cannot use Post 9/11 and TA in excess of 100% of their tuition/fees, and the VA Educational Benefits will be adjusted accordingly.

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Distance Learning

Students wishing to maximize their VA education benefits will want to consider the following information during registration. Questions can be directed to a VA Certifying Official at (904) 620-5131 or mvrc@unf.edu.

VA Education Benefits and Course Delivery Methods

UNF courses may be delivered in a variety of modalities, from a traditional classroom setting (also referred to as face-to-face) to a fully online format, with many combinations in-between. The choice of delivery method is the purview of the college and department administration in collaboration with the faculty.

Students using Post 9/11 G.I. Bill, the Fry Scholarship or Vocational Rehabilitation benefits must maintain at least one credit hour “in-residence” to avoid the reduced, online only rate for Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA).

Examples of in-residence campus modalities include but are not limited to: MC, PO, HYB.

The following are considered distance learning modalities and must be submitted to the VA as such: DL, OL, BF.

The delivery method (course modalities) can be found in the registration window by clicking into the course for further information. A course listed with the DL campus code may have a course modality of PO (primarily online) and thus be eligible for in-residence training.

Definitions: Hybrid and Distance Learning

This information is taken from the UNF Online website. Additional information is available via that page.

In a Fully Distance Learning course, 100% of the direct instruction of the course is delivered using some form of technology when the student and instructor are separated by time, space, or both. All special course components (exams, internships, practica, clinicals, labs, etc.) that cannot be completed online can be completed off-campus.

In a Primarily Distance Learning course, 80-99% of the direct instruction of the course is delivered using some form of technology when the student and instructor are separated by time, space, or both. There is a requirement for the student to attend campus or another explicit geographic location for a portion of the course.

In a Hybrid* course, 50-79% of the direct instruction of the course is delivered using some form of technology when the student and instructor are separated by time, space, or both. There is a requirement for the student to attend campus or another explicit geographic location for a portion of the course.

Blendflex is a variation of Distance Learning. In this emerging course delivery method, students select their attendance modality on a class to class basis. Students can choose to attend class sessions in the classroom or online, either synchronously or asynchronously. Classes in Blendflex mode provide students with the flexibility and convenience of attendance that best meets their needs during any given point within an academic term. Blendflex courses require extensive Telepresence and Learning Management System (LMS) support, and are categorized as Primarily Distance Learning and assessed the Distance Learning Fee.

Student Responsibilities

Correspondence | Request for Veterans Benefits | Changes | Continuing Education | Disclosure of Social Security Numbers

Responsibilities of Veterans/Dependents Receiving VA Education Benefits

  • If this is your first semester applying for benefits at UNF, you must complete the online UNF Request for Veteran Benefits and Statement of Responsibility. You must also be admitted to the university and have a Veterans Education Benefits application on file with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • In order to receive benefits, courses must apply toward your program of study as shown on your degree evaluation. Your academic advisor will advise you as to your requirements.
  • Understand the consequences of changing your enrollment after your courses have been certified for any given semester. The UNF VA Certifying Official tracks changes to student enrollment weekly, to ensure that you are receiving accurate benefits and/or to avoid a balance due to UNF or the Department of Veterans Affairs, notify the VA Certifying Official immediately of any changes to your schedule.
  • Verify your enrollment monthly, if required.
    • If you receive Chap. 30 (MGIB), 1606 (MGIB Selected Reserve) or 33 (Post-9/11) you must verify your enrollment each month to ensure the continuation of your benefits.
    • Chap. 30 and 1606: Verify with the Regional Processing Office (RPO) by calling 1-877-823-2378 or using the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE).
    • Chap. 33: Verify your enrollment via text, email or by calling 1-888-GI-BILL-1.
    • Check the information carefully, paying close attention to the dates and hours reflected. If the information is incorrect, contact the UNF VA Certifying Official for correction. If a change is necessary, your payment may be delayed. The VA Regional Processing Office will not process the payment until they have received a Notice of Change in Student Status from the University that reflects the information you have given them. Please contact the VA Certifying Official if you have changed anything prior to sending in or utilizing either the automated system or the internet. Failure to complete and submit monthly verification in a timely fashion may result in delayed checks and possible termination of educational benefits.
  • Notify the UNF VA Certifying Official of changes to your record or enrollment. View more specific information on changes below.

Correspondence

Utilization of VA Educational Benefits will generate a continuing stream of school and VA correspondence either by conventional mail or email. All correspondence is important and should be read carefully upon receipt. Any misunderstandings or discrepancies should be brought to the attention of the UNF VA Certifying Official immediately for clarification or correction when appropriate. We urge you to create and maintain a file for all VA and school correspondence. It is also recommended you keep a photocopy of each check received.

The documents you will receive include a Certificate of Eligibility, an award letter and changes in student status from the VA Certifying Official.

Enrollment certifications contain information about the classes you are taking. They are sent to the VA periodically. After processed, the VA Regional Processing Office will send you a letter verifying your enrollment. Look over this letter carefully. Verify personal data such as address, date of birth, social security number and name. Pay particular attention to the dates and hours reported. If any information is incorrect, please notify the UNF VA Certifying Official immediately.

Notices of Change in Student Status are usually sent to the Department of Veterans Affairs after an initial enrollment certification has been sent. These forms reflect a change in hours either as a result of dropping a class, being dropped from a class by the instructor, withdrawing from courses, or the beginning of a new semester. You should carefully review this form to verify name, social security number, and hours reported. If the information appears incorrect, please contact the VA Certifying Official so the information can be explained or corrected.

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UNF Request for Veteran Benefits and Statement of Responsibility

You must submit the online "Request for Veterans Benefits" form through myWings to request the processing of VA education benefits and acknowledge your VA education benefit responsibilities. Failure to complete this online form will prevent the UNF VA Certifying Officials from completing your benefits application and certification of enrollment. You may only complete this form once. Changes may be requested via the "Request to Change Veterans Benefits" form.

Accessing the online "Request for Veterans Benefits" form

  • Login to your myWings account and click on Student Records.
  • Select Student Self Service.
  • Select Online Forms.

    Scroll down to the Veterans Affairs section and you will be able to click on the hyperlink for "Request for Veterans Benefits," and/or complete a "Request to Change Veteran Benefits." The online "Request for Veterans Benefits" form will ask you for information regarding your veteran file number and benefits chapter so please be sure to have that information handy. In addition, you will be provided the option to upload documents such as your DD-214 or Certificate of Eligibility. Please be sure and read over the Statement of Responsibility and check the boxes acknowledging you understand your rights and responsibilities here at UNF.

  • Click the box at the bottom of the screen to SUBMIT your request. You will receive an email confirmation when your request has been processed by a VA Certifying Official.

Information regarding the Statement of Responsibility

  • The UNF VA Certifying Officials will automatically certify eligible coursework as associated with your elected degree.
  • Any coursework you take must be required for your certificate or program, as eligible per the State Approving Agency.
  • Any reductions or changes to your enrollment will be processed by the UNF VA Certifying Officials in a timely manner. Reductions may affect benefits retroactively to the beginning of the term unless mitigating circumstances exist.
  • Changes to enrollment after certification may result in a balance due to the Department of Veterans Affairs or the University of North Florida.
  • VA tuition deferments for chapters other than the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® must be requested prior to the first day of classes. Only deferments for the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® are automatic. Failure to pay your balance in full by the due date will prevent you from receiving a deferment in the future.
  • You will not be entitled to benefits if/when you fail to attend your classes regularly or enroll in a program not specifically approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs State Approving Agency.
  • Submitting the online form affirms that the information provided is correct and true to the best of your knowledge.

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Changes to your Record or Enrollment

All changes to your record or enrollment, after your initial application or certification has been submitted to the Veterans Affairs Regional Processing Office, should be reported to the UNF Military and Veterans Resource Center's Veterans Affairs Office and the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA form 22-1995 or 22-5495 is necessary when the following changes occur. These forms can be downloaded from the VA website. In addition, you must fill out a Request to Change Veteran Benefits via your My Wings student portal. All changes must be documented simultaneously with the VA and UNF.

The most common changes include:

  1. Change of address
  2. Change in major
  3. Changes in credit hours
  4. Change in status of dependents
  5. Withdrawal from school
  6. Anticipated change in place of training

Change of Address

If your mailing address changes during your enrollment at UNF, you will need to change your address with the VA Regional Processing Office and the Military and Veterans Resource Center's Veterans Affairs Office as well as the university. Changing your address with only one of these will not automatically change your address with the other. A change of address can be called into the VA Regional Office at 877-838-2778. You can change your address of record with UNF through myWings or by submitting a paper Address Change form.

Change of Major

If you decide to change your major you must adhere to UNF change of major policies and deadlines. After you have changed your major with your academic advisor and an updated Degree Evaluation is created, you must notify the UNF Veterans Affairs Office of the change. The VA Coordinator will update your records with the VA Regional Processing Office.

Change in Credit Hours

A change to your enrolled credit hours occurs when you add, drop, or withdraw from a course after your certification has been submitted to the VA Regional Processing Office. Some common actions that result in a change of credit hours include the following: you drop a class or are dropped from a class administratively, you late register for a class after the Add/Drop period, and/or you withdraw from a class.

Any changes in your schedule will potentially affect your monthly payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs and may result in an overpayment which would need to be repaid. You will be required to confirm understanding of this possible consequence before you will be permitted to withdraw from classes.

Change in Status of Dependents

Students utilizing Vietnam Era G.I. Bill® benefits and Vocational Rehabilitation receive an additional allowance for each dependent. These veterans must report to the VA Regional Processing Office changes in the status of dependents to correctly adjust this allowance. The UNF Veterans Affairs Office should be made aware of these changes, as well.

Changes can occur when:

  • A dependent child reaches the age of 18. If the dependent child is still in high school or is enrolled in college, the veteran may continue to receive an allowance for that child. The veteran must complete and submit a 21-674 Form available through the Veterans Affairs Office or on the G.I. Bill® website.
  • A child is born. If this happens, you will need to submit a certified true copy of the child's birth certificate to the VA Regional Processing Office, immediately.
  • A divorce occurs. The veteran will need to submit a certified true copy of the divorce degree to the VA Regional Processing Office.
  • A dependent dies. The veteran will need to submit a certified true copy of the death certificate to the VA Regional Processing Office.
  • A veteran marries. You will need to submit a certified true copy of the marriage license to the VA Regional Processing Office.

Withdrawal from School

Should it become necessary for you to withdraw from all classes, you should contact the UNF Veterans Affairs Office before doing so. There are many concerns you should be aware of before withdrawing completely. If you are called to active duty please bring a copy of your orders to the Military and Veterans Resource Center or One-Stop Student Services to process a Military Withdrawal.

Change in Place of Training

If you change your place of training (i.e. transfer from one institution to another) it is necessary to complete a VA Form 22-1995 (Ch. 30, 31, 33 or 1606) or a VA form 22-5495 (Ch. 35 only). These forms are available on the VA Website.

FAILURE TO REPORT CHANGES constitutes fraud and is the primary cause for delays in the delivery of your educational checks and occurrences of overpayment. Changes may be reported to the Veterans Affairs Office via email, in person, or by telephone. Periodic audits are conducted and changes in schedule are caught but it is ultimately student's responsibility to report these changes before incurring an overpayment or possibly an underpayment.

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Information for students pursuing a certificate through the Department of Continuing Education

Students pursuing one of the UNF Department of Continuing Education certificate programs will not have access to myWings. Instead, questions regarding utilizing VA Education Benefits for Continuing Education programs should be directed to the Continuing Education office by calling (904) 620-4200 or via e-mail. For more information about the Department of Continuing Education please visit their website.

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Disclosure of Social Security numbers

The State University System of Florida operated a system of records prior to January 1, 1975, pursuant to regulations of the Florida Board of Regents that required the use of Social Security numbers. Therefore each university may continue to require the disclosure of Social Security numbers by applicants and students under the Federal Privacy Act of 1974. This information was and currently is received from you for the purpose of identification and verification of student records including registration, financial aid, and academic records and of verification of your identity in connection with the provision of university services.

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FAQ

Many of the frequently asked questions concerning veterans education benefits at UNF are listed below. For additional questions, contact the Military and Veterans Resource Center directly at (904) 620-5131or by emailing mvrc@unf.edu.

Additional FAQs for Veterans can be found at:

  • What documents do I need to submit each semester?

    Once you have been approved to receive benefits and have completed a Request for Veterans Benefits in myWings, the Military and Veterans Resource Center will automatically access your class schedule and degree evaluation (program of study) each semester to verify that your coursework is required for your degree program to submit certification to Veterans Affairs. The auto-certification process will be completed each semester within 30 days after the end of Add/Drop.

  • How long will it take for my paperwork to be processed?

    If your file is complete prior to the beginning of the term, the UNF Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) will certify within 30 days after the end of Add/Drop. After the start of term, paperwork will be processed by the MVRC within 30 days of notification of benefits or the request for certification.

    Once the MVRC completes your paperwork, it is sent to the Regional Processing Office (RPO). The RPO generally takes 4-6 weeks to complete processing. Processing time at the RPO varies depending on the time of year. To check on your file once it has been forwarded to the RPO, call (888) 442-4551 (1-888-GI-BILL-1).

  • When should I certify my enrollment? (Post 9/11, Chapter 33)
    Beginning December 17, 2021, students using Post 9-11 (Chapter 33) benefits will be required to certify their enrollment at the end of each month to continue receiving payments. Visit the VA’s Enrollment Verification guide to learn more.
  • When should I certify my enrollment? (Montgomery, Chapters: 30 and 1606)
    You are required to certify your enrollment at the end of each month. You may do so via the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or by calling (877) 823-2378.
  • How can I get a deferment of my tuition and fees?

    Only deferments for the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® are automatic. Veteran Readiness and Employment students will receive a deferment when they notify Student Financial Services they are using benefits, and it is verified that a Tungsten authorization is on file.

    If your enrollment has already been certified by the UNF VA Certifying Official, you may request a 60 day deferment by the payment deadline. Please note: you may only have one 60 day deferment per academic year.

    Terms of the deferment agreement:

    • The full amount of fees assessed, even fees for withdrawal, reinstatement, and late fees from that academic term must be paid 60 days from the University's payment deadline. The Military and Veterans Resource Center sends a list of approved deferrals to Student Financial Services by the payment deadline.
    • Student agrees to make the deferred payment on time (by the 60th day) regardless of the payment status of his or her VA Benefits. Visit the Student Financial Services site to view the VA Deferment deadline for each term.
    • Student agrees for UNF to take appropriate actions, as determined by the administrative policy in the event that he or she fails to pay all fees due by the appropriate date.
    • Student agrees to pay any costs or related expenses incurred in the collection of these fees.
  • I am not a Florida resident for tuition purposes. Do I qualify for an out-of-state tuition waiver?
    Active duty military, veterans using G.I. Bill® benefits and dependents using G.I. Bill® benefits may qualify for an out-of-state tuition waiver. The Student Financial Services website lists eligibility requirements and required documentation on their website (see "Veteran and G.I. Bill® Dependent Out-of-State Tuition Waiver Program" or "Active Duty Military.")
  • I’m having problems with my benefits. What should I do?

    Taking into account the date you submitted your application and certification request, as well as the end of Add/Drop for the term in question:

    • Have you allowed for a reasonable amount of time (four to six weeks minimum in most cases) for the Regional Processing Office (RPO) to process your claim?
    • Have you checked the status of your claim through WAVE (the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment)?
    • Have you checked the status of your claim and the estimated enrollment certification processing time via the automated telephone information system at 1-888-GI-BILL-1?
    • Did you make an electronic inquiry through the G.I. Bill® website, providing all necessary identification?

    After you have completed the steps above, if problems persist please visit the Military and Veterans Resource Center. The staff will be happy to assist you in finding a resolution.

  • What is the monthly rate for my education benefit?

    Monthly rates vary depending upon which Education Benefit you receive. Veterans Affairs provides rate tables on their website.

    The monthly amount of your VA educational award may be prorated if necessary. For example, if the first term of your enrollment begins on the 15th of the month, the VA will divide your monthly rate by 30 (the number of days in a standard month). This will provide your daily rate. Your daily rate is then multiplied by the number of days you are attending class that month. This is the amount of your check for the first month of attendance.

    Payment is made at the end of each month. For example, you will be paid in February for attendance during January, in March for attendance in February, in April for attendance in March and so on.

  • How many credit hours must I take to receive the maximum monthly allowance?

    It is important for anyone receiving VA Education Benefits to be aware of hour requirements for each pay status, graduate or undergraduate. Undergraduate certification is described below.

    Credit Hours Training Time Amount of Pay
    12 or more Full time Maximum allowance
    9 - 11 3/4 time 75% of maximum allowance
    6 - 8 1/2 time 50% of maximum allowance
    5 or less Below 1/2 time Tuition and fees**

     

    ** For training below 1⁄2 time Veterans Affairs will pay for tuition and fees only. This is not per month - it is total. In some cases, they may send a lump sum payment or they will send a portion of your tuition and fees for each month. This chart is not reflective of Post-9/11/Chapter 33 benefit pay. View Education Benefit Payment Rates on the Department of Veterans Affairs website. View Chapter 33 Rates.

    A Special Note Concerning Split Sessions for Degree-Seeking Students

    UNF offers split sessions referred to as "accelerated sessions" by Veterans Affairs (i.e. First Half of term or Summer Sessions B, C, 8 week term, and 10 week term). This means Veterans Affairs will accelerate pay status in proportion to the rate of the split sessions. A full-time course load will be different for students enrolled in the split sessions. For this reason, you should check with a VA Certifying Official to be sure of the actual rate of acceleration.

    The following is an example of the hours necessary to be considered a full-time undergraduate student during the summer semesters:

    Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
    C (12 week) - 8 hours A (1st 6 week) - 4 hours A (1st 6 week) - 3 hours
    - B (2nd 6 week) - 4 hours B (2nd 6 week) - 3 hours
    - - C (12 week) - 3 hours

    The following is an example of the hours necessary to be considered a full-time graduate student during the fall semester:

    Option 1 Option 2
    1 (16 week) - 9 hours 1H (8 weeks) - 4 hours
    - 2H (8 weeks) - 4 hours

     

    The number of hours needed to be full-time for the school and financial aid purposes may differ from the VA hour requirement as well. Be sure to check with the financial aid office and the registrar's office on the credit-hour requirements for full-time. Graduate student's full time status may vary according to their assistantships.

  • How do I receive credit for military training?
    Any prior credit is evaluated by the Office of Admissions. You should provide an official copy of your military transcript and a copy of your DD-214 for evaluation.
  • How do I request my military transcripts?

    Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard: Transcripts may be requested through the Joint Services Transcript website. Instructions for how to have official transcripts sent to post-secondary institutions through JST can be found on their website.

    Air Force: Transcripts may be requested through the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Instructions for how to have official transcripts sent to post-secondary institutions through CCAF can be found on their website.

  • How do I locate my SAT or ACT scores?
    UNF requires all applicants for freshman admission to submit either SAT or ACT scores. To have SAT or ACT scores sent to the University of North Florida, contact College Board at www.collegeboard.org or (888) 630-9305. To have ACT scores sent, contact American College Testing Program at www.act.org or (319) 337-1313. UNF's SAT code is 5490 and ACT code is 0711.
  • Must I maintain a certain GPA in order to keep my VA Education Benefits?

    All students receiving VA Education Benefits must maintain certain standards of progress as detailed in the University of North Florida catalog. VA regulations allow students to attend school under a probationary status for two consecutive terms while they continue to receive educational benefits. However, benefits will be terminated following the second consecutive term of attendance under probationary status if the student's cumulative grade point average does not meet the university's published standards of progress.

    Students using VA education benefits must meet with a School Certifying Official after reinstatement of a dismissal from unsatisfactory progress.

  • How do I drop/withdraw from a course? How does it affect my VA benefits?

    You may drop a course through the first week of classes, which is known as "Add/Drop". After this point and through the withdrawal deadline, you will only be permitted to withdraw from classes. By dropping a course, it will not show on your transcript and you will not be fee liable. By withdrawing from a course, you will be assigned a grade of "W" and will remain fee liable.

    You may Drop and/or Withdraw via myWings or in person at One-Stop Student Services. Please check your student account prior to any drop or withdrawal attempt for holds that may prevent registration actions. It is your responsibility to address holds in a timely manner; overrides of the posted deadlines will not be granted if you fail to resolve the hold prior to the deadline. Please visit the Academic Calendar for Drop and Withdraw deadlines.

    If you drop a class, withdraw from all classes, or are dropped by the instructor before that date, you are assigned a non-punitive grade. Remember, this means your GPA will not be penalized. However, Veterans Affairs treats a non-punitive grade as if you never attended that class. If the drop or withdrawal changes your enrollment status or hours, Veterans Affairs will require repayment of any amount you have received for attendance in that class unless you have mitigating circumstances. If Veterans Affairs has already paid tuition/fees to UNF, the University will bill you for the portion the VA asks the school to return due to a withdrawal. If you feel you have a valid reason for dropping the class or withdrawing from a class, you can write to Veterans Affairs and ask that you be allowed to maintain your prevailing rate of pay up to the last date of attendance in the course(s). The new rate of pay would be effective the day after your last date of attendance. For instructions on submitting a statement to VA, please call 1-888-GI-BILL-1.

    If you claim mitigating circumstances, Veterans Affairs will require in-depth statements and supporting documentation before allowing payment for a course from which you dropped, withdrew, or were dropped by the instructor. Mitigating circumstances Veterans Affairs may accept include:

    1. Illness or injury of the veteran
    2. Death, illness, or serious injury of a family member
    3. Relocation due to employment
    4. Work schedule conflict
    5. Hardships

    If you have other reasons for dropping or withdrawing, you may also write to Veterans Affairs and provide them with the reasons.

    If you withdraw from a course or withdraw from all courses after the last date to withdraw, you may be assigned a punitive grade. This grade will be calculated into your grade point average as an "F". Veterans Affairs will, in this case, allow payment at the prevailing rates of pay up to the last date of attendance as reported by the instructor. The new rate of pay will begin the day after the last date of attendance.

  • How do I request to NOT be certified for a semester or course?
    If you do not want to be certified for a given semester or course, it is your responsibility to "Opt Out" and notify the Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) by the last day of Add/Drop, which is the fifth day of classes, for the term in question. You may notify the MVRC by requesting and completing an Opt Out request form. The form can be picked up in Bldg. 2, Room 1100 or emailed to you. Please note that the form requires a handwritten signature.
  • Can I take a course by independent study and receive payment for it?
    Possibly. For VA purposes, such courses or subjects must be accredited and lead to a standard college degree or a certificate program at an Institution of Higher Learning and consist of a prescribed program of study with provision for interaction between the student and the faculty member. Specific approval of these courses by the state approving agency is required in order for VA benefits to be authorized. Supporting documents should be submitted to a School Certifying Official.
  • Can I take a course at another institution and receive payment for it?
    Students should follow the Concurrent Enrollment requirements for the University. In addition, G.I. Bill® recipients must pick up a VA Concurrent Enrollment form from the Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC). The form should be completed with your academic adviser and returned to the MVRC for final signature.
  • How can I determine what classes I should take?

    The University of North Florida catalog outlines all majors available at UNF and the required courses for graduation in each. All courses must be selected directly from the degree evaluation/program of study as it appears in the catalog in effect at the time of your enrollment into the university. You will be certified only for those courses required for your degree. For example, if you are enrolled in the Accounting program and register for Photography 101, you will not be paid for that course, as it is not required for graduation in the Accounting program.

    You are required to meet with an Academic Advisor in your college to establish a Degree Evaluation specific to your program and transferred credits.

  • Can I take remedial or deficiency courses and still get paid for it?
    Most VA education benefit programs allow students to take remedial or deficiency courses. Remedial courses can only be certified if there is a proven need for the course by a placement test or if the course is required as a prerequisite for another course in your major.
  • Will my VA benefits cover the cost of tutoring?
    Tutorial assistance is available as a supplement to your regular education benefit if you are receiving VA educational assistance at the half-time or greater rate and have a deficiency in a subject, making tutoring necessary. For eligibility and VA Form 22-1990t visit the G.I. Bill® website.
  • What is military Tuition Assistance (TA)?

    Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes, and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services.

    Active duty service members who intend to use military Tuition Assistance (TA) should contact their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor before registration to confirm the availability of tuition assistance funds.

    For more information, contact your military branch for details on your eligibility and the branch's process for submitting the tuition assistance forms.

  • I qualify for Tuition Assistance or EDD. Where do I submit my paperwork?

    Students seeking to use tuition assistance should:

    • Request a tuition assistance voucher from their respective branch of service, and
    • Visit their Education Services Officer or Education Counselor.

    Each branch handles tuition assistance differently. Some branches will send tuition assistance vouchers electronically while some require the student to submit a hard copy to their school. Please visit Student Financial Services to submit your voucher or confirm processing.

    Students cannot use Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® benefits and DoD tuition assistance during the same term.

    Please note: Education Dollars for Duty (EDD) is also processed through Student Financial Services.

  • How can I determine the total cost of attendance for my program of study?

    Visit UNF's College Navigator site. These figures are projected estimates based on current tuition/fee rates. Total program cost may be estimated by multiplying the annual cost estimate by the number of years in the academic program. Actual total program cost is subject to change based on a number of factors such as tuition/fee rates set by the Florida legislature, Florida Board of Governors or UNF Board of Trustees and future aid eligibility. Because UNF cannot account for every unforeseen variable that may affect total program cost, an individual’s actual total program cost may be lower or higher. UNF will keep the total program costs estimates up-to-date based on the most recent information available.

    Estimated Chapter 33 Tuition & Fees Entitlement Based on Eligibility Tiers

    ​Eligibility Tier

    (as indicated on Certificate of Eligibility)

    ​Estimated Tuition & Fees Per Academic Year

    (based on 30 hours of undergraduate enrollment)

    ​100%

    $6,450

    ​90%

    $5,805

    ​80%

    $5,160

    ​70%

    $4,515

    ​60%

    $3,870

    ​50%

    $3,225

    ​40%

    $2,580

     

    Estimated Chapter 33 MHA Entitlement, based on 100% Eligibility

    Monthly Housing Allowance

    (Via GI Bill® Comparison Tool)​

    ​Books and Supplies

    (Up to $1,000 annually)

    ​$1,674 per month

    ​$41.67 per credit hour

  • Where can I find UNF's College Scorecard?
    UNF's College Scorecard can help students determine the average cost of an education program, allows you to calculate your own personal net price, shows our overall graduation rate, and UNF’s average salary after completion. In addition, the scorecard shows the percentage of students receiving federal loans, the median total debt after graduation and repayment rate.

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