COVID 19 and VA Educational Benefits Alert
On Saturday, March 21, 2020, the President signed into law S. 3503, which clarifies how the Department of Veterans Affairs should treat in-person courses of study that convert to distance learning formats due to health-related situations and other emergencies.
This new law gives VA the authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of an emergency or health related situation.
With this new law, the VA is able to continue to pay education benefits regardless of the fact that a program changes from resident to online/distance training. Those individuals who were receiving the monthly housing allowance for resident training and who’s course(s) were changed to online/distance training will continue to receive the monthly housing allowance for resident training effective from 1 March 2020 to 21 December 2020.
The VA is working to immediately implement these new changes.
Please understand, 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.
All of Seminole State classes that were meant to be face-to-face courses will be listed as an on-campus class, but held online. You can tell which ones were supposed to be on-campus classes by the listing. Online eLearning classes were and are online only classes. Even though days are listed, the on-campus classes will be held online until further notice.
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and concerns. We will be available during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Welcome to Seminole State College's Veterans Affairs Office. 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
Seminole State has VA offices on three campuses to assist our veterans.
Note: The College has transitioned all Academic Advising and Counseling, Student Services and Dual Enrollment procedures to Virtual Services. Please email us if you have any questions, email@example.com.
|Sanford/Lake Mary Campus|
New Student Center
|Monday - Thursday|
|8:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.|
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
|Altamonte Springs Campus|
|Monday - Friday||10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Monday - Thursday |
|8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. |
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.