Veteran Student Services

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 everyday but Wednesday at the Sanford/Lake Mary campus.

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

OfficeDay(s)Hours
Sanford/Lake Mary Campus
Student Center
2nd Floor-266
Monday, Tuesday, and 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
Please reach out to us via e-mail vabenefits@seminolestate.edu .



COVID 19 and VA Educational Benefits Alert

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

COVID-19 legislation that permits students to receive MHA at the resident rate, while taking approved converted (online) courses, will end on June 1, 2022. When enrolling in courses after that date or any subsequent term, students will need to enroll in approved resident classes to continue receiving their MHA at the resident rate. Additionally, if a student chooses to continue approved training online after June 1, 2022, their GI Bill benefits, such as monthly housing allowance, will reduce to half the national average, and they may end up owing a tuition debt to their school.

If a student chooses to continue training online after June 1, 2022, and their course is not an approved resident class, they will not receive GI Bill benefits for their training (monthly housing allowance will stop and they may end up owing a tuition debt to their school).

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.  

Schedule Changes

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.

Veteran Student Services News

2021 Veterans Day Ceremony
Seminole State College of Florida honored members of the armed forces Thursday, Nov. 11, during the annual Veterans Day Ceremony.
(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.

Contact

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

Resources: