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Essential Documents

A.       Proof of Military Status

B.       Proof of Award or Entitlement (VA Education Benefits)

C.       Proof of Current Florida Address (Fl- Residency)

D.       Joint Service Transcript (JST)

Become an FAU Owl

A.       Apply to FAU

B.       While Waiting on your Admission Decision

C.       GO OWLSLEY!!! You’re Admitted, Now What?

Apply for your VA Education Benefits

A.       Before applying

B.       VA Links

C.       VA Benefit Chapters

D.       VA Forms

Using your Education Benefit at FAU

A.       Enrollment Certification Request

B.       Purple Heart or Other Combat Decoration Superior in Precedence

C.       Tuition Assistance (TA) or Education Dollars for Duty (EDD)

Out of State Tuition Waiver (Non- FL resident)

A.       Veteran OOS Tuition Waiver program for Florida colleges and universities:

B.       MVSSC Out of State Tuition Waiver Form

MVSSC Forms & Resources

A.       MVSSC Forms

B.       MVSSC Programs

Quick Links & Resources

A.       Florida Atlantic University

B.       Federal Benefits

C.       State of Florida

D.       FAU-Military Programs Resources

Essential  Documents

Personally Identifiable Information (PII): Documents & Forms that may be required:

Note:  This list is specific to our department at FAU and does not include the documents that may be requested by the VA or any other departments at FAU….You may be requested to provide sensitive documents containing PII, you will be given the opportunity to upload documents during the various steps in the process. Please feel free to redact your SSN down to the last 4, for documents submitted to MVSSC only.

  1. Proof of Military Status  
    1. Veteran, Reserve, and NG: Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 Member 4) or Statement of Service (Found on eBenefits) – Must include “Character of Service” 
    2. Dependents: Dependent ID, Proof of VA Benefits 
    3. Active Duty: Orders, most recent Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
  2. Proof of Award or Entitlement (VA Education Benefits)  
    1. Certificate of Eligibility – Veteran and Dependent beneficiaries of Chapters 30, 1606, 35, or 33 – Must be dated within 1 month of submission 
    2. Authorization and Certification of Entrance or Reentrance into Rehabilitation and Certification of Status (VA Form 28-1905) –Chapter 31 (VR & E) 
    3. Award Order (States your remaining benefits, not a certificate) 
    4. Notice of Basic Eligibility (DD2384) – Members of the Reserve and National Guard using Chapter 1606 
    5. DD Form 214 Member 4 – Veterans claiming benefits based off award (i.e. Purple Heart or Superior) (turn-in to the financial aid/ controller’s office)
    6. Educational Dollars for Duty (EDD)  -National Guard Tuition Assistance
  1. Florida EDD ( )  
  1. Proof of Current Florida Address (Fl- Residency)
    1. Required to be submitted for any/all Fee Waiver requests (Non-Resident and Purple Heart/Superior). Please understand that many of the veteran’s benefits offered by the State of Florida require that you provide verifiable proof of a current Florida address at the time of the request. 
    2. Acceptable documents must be valid (accurate and not expired), and include the beneficiaries full name, matching the request form as well as their current address. 
      1. Acceptable Documents: Florida Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration, Lease --- Students living in the Dorms may  submit official room assignments, available from the FAU Housing.

Note:   You do not need to be a Florida Resident to obtain a Florida ID Card. We strongly recommend students obtain a Florida ID if they are able to. 

  1. Joint Service Transcript (JST)

All students with military service must submit their service transcripts to FAU’s Office of Admissions: 

  1. Register or login  JST  website  
  2. Request Official Joint Services Transcript:  USA, USN, USMC, &USCG (all components)  
  3. Air University:  USAF (all components):

Note:  A notification that the military transcript site is unsecured may appear when clicking on the link above. However, if you are accessing this site though a device and network you trust, it should be safe to proceed to the site.

Become an FAU Owl

FAU takes great pride in providing exceptional services, programs, and education to our brave active military & veterans students, and their family.

  1. Apply to FAU  

Determine your program of study and ensure it is VA approved if you are going to use VA benefits at any point during your enrollment. Gather all necessary documents, and now you are ready to apply.

Note:   FAU VA approved program list is located on the homepage of our (MVSSC) website, and it is updated with each new catalog year. 


  1. Freshman/First Year  
    1. Apply
    2. Pay Application Fee
    3. Self-report
  2. Transfer and Returning Students
    1. Apply 
    2. Submit Official high school transcript(s) including military JST
    3. Submit Official Post-Secondary transcript(s)
    4. Submit official test scores
    5. Pay Application Fee
  3. Graduate 
    1. List of Graduate programs  
    2. Submit Official Post-Secondary transcript(s) including military JST
    3. Submit official test scores
    4. Pay Application Fee
    5. Search for your graduate degree program to find all other requirements pertaining to your program 
  4. Transient student  
    1. Go to the  Florida Virtual Campus  to complete the transient student application. 

Note Admission requirements are not waived for military and Veteran Students 

  1. While Waiting on your Admission Decision
    1. Complete your Federal Student Aid application ( FAFSA ® )
    2. Check your FAU application status
    3. Apply/check/transfer your VA education Benefit status
    4. Apply for scholarships and grants
      1. FAU Scholarships
      2. FAU MVSSC scholarship/Grants List


  1. GO OWLSLEY!!! You’re Admitted, Now What?

Congratulations on your acceptance, you have a few more steps to complete before you can start enrolling in classes. 

  1. Get OWLDONE
    1. Pay your tuition deposit
    2. Get the  Owl Done Portal  to view and complete your entry requirements
  2. Complete all entry requirements
  3. Register for Classes

Apply for your VA Education Benefits


Review and explore your eligibility for VA education benefit. Some students may be eligible for more than one benefits program. 

  1. Before applying  
    1. Determine which federal VA educational benefit program(s) you qualify for. 
    2. Use the GI Bill® Comparison tool to compare the monetary assistance provided by each VA educational benefit program with your institute of interest or choice.
    3. Gather the information and paperwork needed for your benefit program. 
    4. Make sure your program of study is VA approved at your institute. Our approved programs list is located on the homepage of our (MVSSC) website, the list is updated with each new catalog or fiscal year. 
    5. Complete the VA Education Benefits Application Process. *You do not have to be an FAU Student to apply
  2. VA Links  
  1. GI Bill® and other education benefit eligibility  
  2. Use the GI Bill® Comparison Tool to see programs by school.  
  3. VA education and training information  
  4. School Decision Resources  

Note:   Please review the off-campus resources tab on our website for a more general list webpages relevant to military and veterans in our area. 


  1. VA Benefit Chapters
    1. Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty  
    2. Chapter 31 Veterans Readiness & Employment (VR&E)
    3. Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill®
    4. Chapter 35 Dependents Educational Assistance
    5. Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill® - Selected Reserves


  1. VA Forms  

If this is your first time using the GI Bill, be sure to apply for your education benefits with the VA. If you use your GI Bill at another institute, made sure to complete a request for change of program/place of training form with the VA. 

  1. Apply for education benefits  (VA-Form 22-1990)  for Service Members and Veterans, Ch. 30, 33, 1606
  2. Apply for education benefits ( VA-Form 22-5490 ) Dependents’ application, Ch. 33 (transferred) & Ch. 35
  3. Request for Change of Program or Place of Training ( VA Form 22-1995 ) – (Service Members and Veterans) Beneficiaries of Chapter 30, 33, and 1606 who have previously used their GI Bill® at another institution. 
  4. Dependents’ Request for Change of Program or Place of Training  ( VA Form 22-5495 ) – Dependents using Chapter 35 or the Fry Scholarship who have used their GI Bill® at another institution
  5. Apply for veteran  Readiness and Employment (VR&E)  Benefits for disabled veterans Ch. 31

Note:   VA form are accessible via the Department of Veterans Affairs webpage at  

Using your Education Benefit at FAU

To receive your benefit from the VA All students are required to electronically complete the  “VA Certification Request Form” as provided from our office. The request is used to submit an electronic enrollment certification (VA From 22-1999) to the VA for the term. The submission is complete electronically, please do not submit the PDF from to our office. 

Note:  A request form is required for each semester

  1. Enrollment Certification Request
    1. The form is made available 30 days prior to the start date of each full-term of the semester.  
    2. Length of time to complete the enrollment:  30 days 
    3. Our office processes all request in the order they are received, or First In, First Out (FIFO).
    4. Required- A copy of the COE (for all chapters with the exception of Chapter 31 (VR&E))
    5. All other instructions and requirements are based on the student’s status, please review the form in its entireties for the specific requirements pertaining to your status at FAU.  
    6. Repeat the above with each new semester


Note:  Your COE must be dated within 1 month of submission. If you are a returning student, you may use your most recent award letter (of the previous term) showing your remaining benefits.  **The form will not be processed unless all substantiating documents are included with the submission.   (Required/repeat with each semester)   à   Homepage   à   Resources à   V.A. Enrollment Certification Request Form

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  1.  Purple Heart or Other Combat Decoration Superior in Precedence
    1. Purple Heart Waiver in the Florida College System
    2. At this time, the award is processed by the  Financial Aid  office.
    3. Turn-in your DD214 member 4 –  as documentation that he or she has received a Purple Heart or other combat decoration superior in precedence.
    4. All other requirements are provided by the financial aid office.
  2. Tuition Assistance (TA) or Education Dollars for Duty (EDD)
    1. Turn in your approved TA/EDD documents to the controller’s office. 
    2. To request a deferment, complete the V.A. Enrollment Certification Form mentioned above.
      1. FL National Guard EDD
      2. Air Force tuition Assistance
      3. Army Tuition Assistance
      4. Navy Tuition Assistance  
      5. Marines Tuition Assistance  


Note : You must first apply for the EDD and TA form the respective department in order to use the benefits at FAU.

Out of State Tuition Waiver (Non- FL resident)

State and Federal law extends the Out of State (OOS) waivers to students whom are Honorably discharged veteran of the U.S Armed Forces, the U.S Reserve Forces, and the National Guard, Eligible veteran dependents and spouse and dependents of active duty service members using V.A. educational benefits.


  1. Veteran OOS Tuition Waiver program for Florida colleges and universities:
  1. Is classified as a tuition waiver
  2. It exempts eligible students from being held to the 12-month residency rule for Out-of-State students
  3. It cannot be granted to students who live outside of Florida except in the case of active duty service members
  4. It requires documentation that students who receive the waiver reside in Florida, again  except  in the case of active duty service members and/or the spouse and dependents of active duty service members

The OOS tuition waiver is applicable as long as the student physically reside in Florida during their time in school, regardless of the student’ state of residency. The waiver program also includes active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces residing or stationed outside of Florida. Members stationed in or living in Florida may established residency under the  FAU Registrar.  


Note:  The waiver does not change the students’ residency status, it only waives the Out of State fees for the term. Students will continue to be classified as Non-Florida Resident and charged OOS fees until they established residency through the registrar department at FAU. 

  1. MVSSC Out of State Tuition Waiver Form
    1. The form may be completed 30 days before the start of the semester
    2. The V.A. Enrollment Certification Request form must be complete and submitted before submitting the OOS waiver form. 
    3. Only submit a request for the current term 


The instructions and documents to be uploaded are outlined in the form. **The form will not be processed without all substantiating documents being included with the submission.  (Required/repeat with each semester)   à   Homepage   à   Resources à   Out of State Tuition Waiver Form

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MVSSC Forms & Resources

  1. MVSSC Forms  
  1. Enrollment certification Request form (updated with each new semester, visit the homepage for the form)
  2. Out of state Tuition waiver Form
  3. Parent Letter Request    (For  student taking classes at another university or college)

Note:   Approval from your academic advisor is required before submitting completing and submitting the Parent Letter Request to our office document. 

  1. MVSSC Programs
    1. Side-by- Side: Career Readiness Program In collaboration with FAU’s Career Center, the Side-by-Side program works to prepare veterans for professional careers in civilian life. 
    2. Veteran Owls : The mission and purpose of the Veterans Owls at Florida Atlantic University is to provide support and assistance to veteran students who are making a transition into the academic community. 
  2. Resources
    1. Scholarship Opportunity List 
    2. Rate of Pursuit Information
    3. Work Study Allowance Program
    4. FAU VA Work Study Job Description  
    5. Assessment of Late Fees

Quick Links & Resources

  1. Florida Atlantic University
    1. Academic Calendar – Dates & Deadlines
    2. Florida Residency Guidelines
    3. FAU Financial Aid Office
    4. College of Medicine
    5. Transfer Success Program
    6. Cost of Attendance  
    7. University Catalog – Policies & Requirements
    8. Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)  
  1. Federal Benefits
    1. Federal Student Aid
    2. VA Education Programs
    3. Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR & E)
    4. eBenefits
    5. Learn about transferring the Post 9/11 GI Bill®   to an eligible Spouse or Dependent.  
    6. VA Education and Training Rates Table  
  2. State of Florida
    1. Florida Department of Veterans Affairs- Education
    2. Florida Department of education - Financial Assistance for College  
    3. Florida Department of education - Exceptional Student Education for Military families
    4. Florida Student Financial Aid
    5. Florida Board of Governors
    6. Florida Statute on Educational Scholarships, Fees, and Financial Assistance
      1. Recipients of Purple Heart or Other Combat Decoration Superior in Precedence (FS 1009.26(8))
    7. Active Duty Non-Resident Fee Waiver (FS 1009.26(14))
    8. Congressman C.W. “Bill” Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Act (FS 1009.26(13))
    1. FAU-Military Programs Resources
      1. FAU Army ROTC
      2. FAU Air Force ROTC
      3. FAU’s  “Caring-based Academic Partnerships in Excellence: Veteran RNs in Primary Care ( CAPE-V )
      4. FAU Veteran Entrepreneurship Program  
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