Veteran Student Services

2021 Veterans Day poster

2021 Veterans Day Celebration

Join us this Veterans Day as we honor the men and women who've served our country in uniform.
Thursday, Nov. 11, 11:00 a.m.
Building C on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus

2021 Veterans Day poster by Matt Tavares,
author-illustrator of children’s books

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated on Nov. 11, 1921, to make sure those who made the ultimate sacrifice but were not identified were never forgotten.

“In this poster, a Tomb Guard carries out his responsibilities with unwavering dedication, alone on the quiet plaza at dawn. There have been Tomb Guards of all races, genders, religion and creeds, so I wanted to keep the identity of this Tomb Guard ambiguous. By placing the Tomb Guard off to the side I hoped to remind the viewer to look past the sentinel and focus on the tomb itself and the unknown soldiers who died in service to our nation.”

-Matt Tavares

Seminole State is a CCAF GEM School

Seminole State College of Florida and the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) have signed a partnership allowing the College to offer a General Education Mobile (GEM)program.   Through the partnership, the College will offer 18 online general education classes to more than 300,000 United States Air Force and United State Space Force personnel pursuing a CCAF Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.  

COVID 19 and VA Educational Benefits Alert

Note: The following law has been extended until December 21,2021.

Seminole State College of Florida Veterans: Office of Veteran Student Services

The VA has agreed to pay in resident housing for classes solely converted to online because of COVID-19. Not all online courses will fall under this protection.

If you change your schedule in any way, (i.e. drop or add courses), that could affect your benefits and result in a debt letter from the VA. If you make any schedule changes please let us know as soon as possible by emailing vabenefits@seminolestate.edu, and if you drop or withdraw from any courses due to mitigating circumstances surrounding COVID-19.

Please reach out to us via e-mail at vabenefits@seminolestate.edu with any questions and concerns. We will be available during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Isakson and Roe Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 (P.L. 116-315)

Additional requirements for student using GI Bill® benefits. Click here for additional information.

Welcome to Seminole State College's Office of Veteran Student Services. Our goal is to serve as a one-stop source for securing, interpreting and exercising your VA education benefits. Whether you postponed starting college or interrupted your studies to serve our country, we are grateful for your sacrifices and committed to your academic success.

Locations and Hours

Due to COVID, Seminole State has a limited presence on campus  to assist our veterans. We are happy to help you via email or on Mondays and Thursdays at the Sanford/Lake Mary campus.

Note:  Most offices have gone to Virtual Services.  

Please email us if you have any questions, vabenefits@seminolestate.edu.

OfficeDay(s)Hours
Sanford/Lake Mary Campus
Student Center
2nd Floor-266
Monday - Thursday
Friday
8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Altamonte Springs Campus
ALT-113A
Please reach out to us via e-mail vabenefits@seminolestate.edu .

Oviedo Campus
OVF-101B
Monday - Thursday
Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Veteran Student Services News

(L-R) Graham Montgomery and Chase Humes are work-study students at the Office of Veteran Student Services.
Seminole State College of Florida’s Office of Veteran Student Services is a one-stop source for understanding and utilizing the benefits available for our over 1,000 student-veterans and dependents.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelsey Sever (right), an aerospace medical service technician assigned to the 181st Intelligence Wing, Indiana Air National Guard, poses for a photo with her sister, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Caitlan Kotowski, a search and extraction medic assigned to the 181st IW, following Sever’s Community College of the Air Force graduation ceremony at Hulman Field Air National Guard Base, Indiana, June 2, 2019. Sever earned an associate in applied science degree in practical nursing technology. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Jonathan W. Padish)
Seminole State College of Florida and the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) have signed a partnership allowing the College to offer a General Education Mobile (GEM) program.
Seminole State College Veterans Day celebration honoring service members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corp, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force, and U.S. Coast Guard.
Seminole State College of Florida honored members of the armed forces Wednesday, Nov. 11, with a virtual Veterans Day Ceremony.
Service members from all branches were recognized for their service during the half-time show of the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors Football versus San Jose State Spartans Veterans Military Appreciation Game at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.
Helping those who have served or are serving in our military achieve their education goals is the focus of a new program launched by the Florida College System Council of Presidents.

Contact

Office of Veteran Student Services
407.708.2242
Fax: 407.708.2564
Sanford/Lake Mary Campus:  Student Center (SC), Room 266 - 2nd Floor

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