The Military & Veterans Affairs Office of FAU is designed to act as a liaison between military students and veterans. Florida Atlantic University supports our troops through the Florida Board of Governors special initiative- "Service2scholars". This program helps to transition veterans from active service to academic life. The web page, www.service2scholars.org serves as an electronic clearinghouse of information for veterans who have made FAU their university of choice. Please click below for information on FAU Departments:
In the News... FAU has been named as the grant administrator for the Department of Defense’s “Florida’s Troops To Teachers Program.”
Important to Know... FAU is committed to helping our military & veterans succeed as students. Being informed and current about issues that matter to you is a top priority. We hold membership in:
We are listed as a VA approved school on these websites:
The VA Rep in the FAU Financial Aid Office will ONLY certify credit hours enrolled at FAU. If taking courses at another school, the VA Rep at the Host School will need to certify credit hours enrolled.
VOW to Hire Heroes Act 2011: The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, provides seamless transition for Servicemembers, expands education and training opportunities for Veterans, and provides tax credits for employers who hire Veterans with service-connected disabilities. Click here for more details and information on VOW.
New Web Site for Veterans -
The American Council on Education has launched a new Web site,
Today's GI Bill
(www.todaysgibill.org/), to help veterans learn about the new education benefits available to them, the college selection process, and how to succeed in higher education. The site -- debuting just before Veterans Day -- was created with support from the Lumina Foundation for Education.
Applications for the Post- 9/11 GI BILL is available at http://www.gibill.va.gov/. If you have already applied for Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI BILL benefits, it is very IMPORTANT that you submit a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the FAU Veteran Affairs Office (located in the Office of Student Financial Aid). TUITION DEFERMENT IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you have submitted your application for Chapter 33 and have not received a certificate of eligibility from the VA, then you may still be entitled to a tuition deferment. Please submit a confirmation email or letter from the VA that your application is pending and a copy of your DD-214. If funds are needed to purchase textbooks, you can request a Short Term Advance . Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid to further supplement their educational expenses. To apply for financial aid, complete an online Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Continuing FAU students planning to utilize their VA Benefits for SPRING 2013 must submit their Certification Request Form ASAP. First time students to FAU who plan to utilize VA Benefits should reference the FAU Veteran Affairs website menu link (located on the left side) according to their specific chapter. If you have any questions, please contact the VA Representative in the Financial Aid Office. Please be sure that you are enrolled in ALL of your classes for the SUMMER terms before submitting the VA Certification Form.
Certification of Attendance MUST be verified monthly to receive payments. Verification can be done one of two ways:
Almost everyone ( EXCEPT Chapter 33) receiving MGIB-Active Duty (Chapter 30) or MGIB-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606), must verify their enrollment* each month to receive payment for that month. Click here for more details on How to Verify Enrollment.
TUITION WAIVERS: If you are a recipient of the Purple Heart or the Combat Decoration Superior in Precedence, a Florida resident the time that you entered and separated from the service, as stated on the DD214 and an undergraduate student, you may be eligible to receive tuition waiver. The Combat Decoration Awards in Precedence include:
What is the “V” designation required on some combat decorations?
To be considered a “combat decoration superior in precedence to the Purple Heart,” the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit must include the “V” designation or device.
Only these specific Combat Decoration Awards in Precedence, which must be present on the DD214, are eligible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the FAU VA Representative in the Student Financial Aid Office.
HOT TOPICS :
VA education benefit payment rates will be increasing. Please click here for more information.
Military Spouse Resource Center MilSpouse.org is your resource library for military spouse employment, education and relocation information. Here you will find links to employment related information and other resources for military spouses and military families.
New Education Benefit for Active Reservists There is a new education benefit available to certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001. We call this benefit the “Reserve Educational Assistance Program” (REAP) or Chapter 1607. For more details, visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs website.
New Program reimbursing fees for National Testing: Section 106 of PL 108-454 allows VA to reimburse claimants for the fee charged for:
For more information click HERE.
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS & INTERNSHIPS :
Are you a Veteran with a disability currently enrolled in college or graduate school? Put your knowledge, skills and experience to work in a paid summer internship with a major U.S. Corporation. For more details and the complete application, click on the website links above. Final application deadline for the 2012 program is December 31, 2011.
Military Officers Association of America Cape Canaveral Chapter (website)
The scholarship is being offered to descendents of active and retired military personnel. Registration information for this scholarship is posted on www.moaacc.org.
Veterans' Representative and Certifying Official
Jason Morgenthal, Financial Aid & Veteran Specialist
Tel. (561) 297-1250
Veteran Affairs information can be obtained from the partner campuses:
5353 Parkside Drive
Although, the Boca Raton location is the main campus for Veterans’ Affairs, Broward and Jupiter may be contacted for VA information as well. All VA paperwork must be submitted to one of the above locations; however, your VA File is maintained at the Boca Campus.
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