Getting Started

1. Apply to Florida Atlantic University! Submit Joint Service Transcript (JST) & DD214 Member 4 with application.


2. If applicable, complete the:


------------Proceed once you have been admitted to the University--------------

3. Apply for the GI Bill - Complete via online VONAPP (preferred) or hard copy submitted to the Veteran’s Center *Save confirmation number if submitted through VONAPP **All forms below are available on VONAPP

  • First time GI Bill user (Chapters 30, 33, & 1606) - Complete Application for VA Education Benefits (VA Form 22-1990)

  • The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA)/ Fry Scholarship (Chapter 35) - Complete Dependents’ Application for VA Education Benefits (VA Form 22-5490)

  • The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA)/ Fry Scholarship (Chapter 35) - Complete Dependents’ Application for VA Education Benefits (VA Form 22-5490)

  • Transferring GI Bill from another institution - Complete Request for Change Program or Place of Training (VA Form 22-1995)

  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) (Chapter 31) - *Apply via eBenefits

  • Transferring GI Bill to qualified dependent – Contact VA directly for information on transferring your Post 9/11 GI Bill. Complete VA Form 22-1990e for your dependent to use your benefits at FAU.


4. GI Bill Certification of Eligibility – Should arrive via U.S. mail, once received bring it to the Veteran’s Center *Contact VA for ETA or replacement copy


5. Apply for Financial Aid - Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


6. Accept Financial Aid – After you receive an email saying your financial aid has been processed, log into MyFAU > select “FAU Self Services” (left side under Z number) > log in again > select “Student Services” > select “Financial Aid” 

(If using the GI Bill, please understand the VA is the last payer.)  

    • ALL State, Federal and Institutional aid must be applied to Tuition and Fees prior to certifying your GI Bill

      • Exclusions:

        • Loans

        • Title IV funding (e.g. Pell Grant)

        • Any “general” scholarship of grant not specifically intended for tuition of fees


7. Complete Online Advising & Resource System (OARS)and schedule an advising appointment - Undergraduate Advising


8. Schedule and Attend Orientation - FAU New Student Orientation and Transfer Student Services 


9. Immunizations – Present proof of or receive immunizations


10. Register for Classes – Log into MyFAU> select “FAU Self Services” (left side under Z number) > log in again… > select “Student Services” > select “Registration” *Meet with your academic advisor before registering for classes


11. FAU VA Certification Request Form – To be completed every semester after registering for classes and returned to the Veteran’s Center


12. FAU Prior Education and Training Verification Form – To be completed if transferring any college coursework and returned to the Veteran’s Center


13. DD214 Member 4 – Bring to Veteran’s Center


14. Owl Card - $10, after registering for classes. Located in the Student Union Room 128


Questions/ Comments/ Concerns please review our list of frequently asked questions or contact the Veteran’s Center at 561-297-4725 or Veterans@fau.edu

 

 Last Modified 1/17/17