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Veterans

Helping Veterans Take the Next Step

As a Military Veteran we understand the sacrifices you’ve made, such as putting your educational endeavors on hold, while serving this great nation, Florida National University (FNU) thanks you for your service and in recognition we offer practicable and affordable solutions so that you may continue forward on your educational endeavor.

Educational Program

At FNU you are able to utilize your VA educational benefits, i.e., all GI Bill® versions (Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (MGIB-AD/Chapter 30), Veterans Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31), and Yellow Ribbon.

To apply for educational benefits, visit this site: https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/ or call 1-888-442-4551.

The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

Tuition Assistance Overview

FNU Reduced Tuition Rates

Veteran Service members are eligible to receive a rate of $425 per semester hour, applicable for Undergraduate and Graduate degree programs. Tuition rate is inclusive of tuition only.  **A list of required books and other supplies for each course is available at http://www.fnubookstore.com/

Credit for Previous Education or Training

IAW DoDI 1322.25 and Title 38, CFR’s 21.4253(d)(3) and 21.4254(C)(4): in attempt to shorten training periods proportionately students must report all previous education and training. The University must evaluate and grant credit, if appropriate. The Military Joint Services Transcripts (JST) may be requested by current and former members of the Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy.

To order your official JST’s and have it sent to the University, visit this site:  https://jst.doded.mil/jst/

Current and Veteran members of the Air & Space Forces can request transcripts from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF): https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Barnes/CCAF/Display/Article/803247/community-college-of-the-air-force-transcripts/

For financial aid information please call Phone: (305) 821-3333 or email Alaina Baro at amachado@fnu.edu       

For School Certifying Official (SCO) contact: Julia Sanchez, phone 305-821-3333 EXT 1039. Email jsanchez@fnu.edu

For Military and Veteran Liaison Admissions Advisor contact: Yolanda Navarro, phone 786-364-9567, email ynavarro@fnu.edu, or call General Admission Distance Learning Division, phone 786-364-9555.

GI Bill Information

Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

If your service ended before January 1, 2013, your Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefits will expire 15 years after your last separation date from active service. You must use all of your benefits by that time, or you’ll lose whatever’s left.

If your service ended on or after January 1, 2013, your benefits won’t expire thanks to a new law called the Forever GI Bill – Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act.

  • Tuition and fees – If you qualify for the maximum benefit, the VA will cover the full cost of public, in-state tuition and fees. They cap the rates for private and foreign schools, and update those rates each year. View current rates
  • Money for housing (is based on Rate of Pursuit greater than 50%) – You may be eligible for a monthly housing allotment (MHA). The rate is variable and dependent on factors such as the school location, rate of pursuit, onsite or online modality, and whether you enrolled into a program prior to 1/8/18. MHA’s are paid directly to the student at the beginning of each month for the previous month.
  • Money for books and supplies – If eligible, you may receive up to $1,000 per academic year, paid proportionally based on enrollment.
  • Yellow Ribbon Program – If eligible for the maximum benefit under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, this program permits the school and the VA to provide matching funds to cover all or a portion of the outstanding amount of established charges not covered under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

For detailed information visit this site: https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/post-9-11/  or call 1-888-442-4551.

Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (MGIB-AD/Chapter 30)

Chapter 30 can assist in paying for your education. It has four eligibility categories, and the benefits generally apply to Veterans who began active-duty service for the first time after June 30, 1985, had their pay reduced $100 a month for 12 months, and received an honorable discharge. For more information on the categories, visit:  https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/montgomery-active-duty/ or call 1-888-442-4551.

Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR/Chapter 1606)

Chapter 1606 is an educational program administered and paid by the VA that offers up to 36 months of benefits. It is for members who are actively participating in the Selected Reserve components include the Army Reserve, Naval Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, and Air National Guard.

For more information visit: https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/montgomery-selected-reserve/ or call 1-888-442-4551.

Veterans Readiness and Employment (Chapter 31)

Chapter 31 (formerly called Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) assists those with service-connected disabilities that limits one’s ability to work or prevents one from working. For more information and eligibility requirements visit: https://www.va.gov/careers-employment/vocational-rehabilitation/ or call 1-888-442-4551.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.