Enrollment Certification and Verification

Before you are eligible to receive VA education benefits, you must be formally admitted to Seminole State. You must also submit a completed benefit application package to the College's Veterans Affairs specialist in the Student Services Building, room A-102B, on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. In general, your enrollment cannot be certified until the first day of the term for which you applied. Once you are certified, the VA requires four to six weeks to process your award and begin payment.

Your initial educational award payment will be prorated if your enrollment term begins on any day other than the first of the month. To determine your first payment, the VA will:

  1. Divide your monthly rate by 30 to determine your daily payment rate.
  2. Multiply your daily payment rate by the number of days you will attend classes that month.

The result of this equation reflects the amount you will receive for your first month of enrollment. You will begin earning your regular monthly rate after this initial payment.

Benefit payments are made at the end of each month.

Certification Cycle

You must have your enrollment certified by Seminole State at the start of each term to continue receiving VA education benefits. 

If you plan on using your benefit for any term, please fill out the online Certification Request Form.  

Once we receive your CRF, we will certify your hours with the VA within 24-48 hours.  After we submit your certification, you will receive an email notification. 

When you get the email from VA Once, you can defer your tuition and fees. Let me know if you need instructions as to how to do this.

Monthly Enrollment Verification

If you are receiving education benefits through the Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30 or 1606), you must verify your enrollment on the last day of each month by calling 877.823.2378 or by using the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) system on the GI Bill website. Your monthly payment will not be processed until you verify your enrollment.

Monthly verification is not required for Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) recipients.


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