Veteran Student Services

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Seminole State College of Florida is officially designated a Collegiate Purple Star Campus for the services it provides at all sites to all active military and veteran students and their families. Seminole State is one of only five colleges in Florida with this designation.

The Veteran Student Services Office is a one-stop shop for those student using VA educational benefits. We are here to help you get the most out of your benefits.

Our Office serves as an advocate and liaison between Seminole State College, its students, and the various federal, state, and local agencies concerned with veterans' benefits. We want to make sure that veterans and dependents are successful in school and beyond.

Our office serves over 500 Active Duty, Reservists, National Guard Members, Veterans, and their family members. We are here to help these students with their educational journey.  

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  • Seminole State offers GI Bill®-eligible programs for veterans and their dependents under current federal laws. 
  • Procedures for admission to the College and registration for classes are the same as followed by all students.
  • Seminole State also participates in the DoD MOU program.

Enrollment Procedures

On-Campus Class

As of after June 1, 2022, the VA requires that all Chapter 33 Post 9/11 and Chapter 31 VR&E students enroll in at least one in-resident class to receive full BAH/MHA. 

Additionally, if a student chooses to continue take all online classes after June 1, 2022, their GI Bill benefits, such as monthly housing allowance, will reduce to half the national BAH/MHA rate.

Certifying Enrollment

As a military student, you are eligible for early registration. To take advantage of this, you must get advised and registered prior to that date.

Once you are registered, you must submit a Certification Request Form (CRF) to the Office of Veteran Student Services (Required each semester you are enrolled). 

This is how we know you want to use your benefits for that term, when we create a deferment page for you, and when we certify your hours with the VA. 

A deferment is necessary to prevent your classes from being dropped on payment due dates.  The deferment process is automated (As long as you have cleared the Student Financial Responsibility task on your "To Do" list.) So, as soon as we get your CRF and create the deferment page, your classes are safe from being dropped on payment due dates.

To request an enrollment certification, please follow the guidelines established below:

  • If this is your first time using VA benefits at Seminole State College, please provide a copy of your certificate of eligibility, DD Form 214 (For Veterans Only), or any additional Department of Defense or VA documents.
  • Submit only one CRF per term, and submit it only after you have completed the registration process and finalized your class schedule. 
  • For Chapters 31 Veterans Readiness & Employment and 33 Post 9/11, the tuition payment request will not be processed until after the add/drop period.

Schedule Change

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.

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.  

Veteran Student Services News

Three U.S. military veterans attending Seminole State College of Florida have been awarded scholarships. The three were to be recognized at the College’s annual Veterans Day Celebration, but it was canceled due to Hurricane Nicole.
Seminole State College of Florida honored members of the armed forces Thursday, Nov. 11, during the annual Veterans Day Ceremony.
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.
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.

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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