Florida College System institutions serve thousands of veterans each year. Each institution has staff devoted to working with veterans and assisting them throughout the benefits process. Some colleges also host veteran student groups.

Florida Statutes

State Board of Education Rules

  • 6A-14.0302 Credit for Military Service
  • 6A-14.0305 Out-of-State Fee Waiver for Veterans and Other Eligible Students

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Veterans Information

Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial assistance for education and a monthly housing allowance to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. All training programs must be approved for GI Bill benefits.

Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009. No payments can be made under this program for training pursued before that date. For more information about Post 9/11 benefits.

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

The MGIB provides up to 36 months of education benefits. The benefits must be used within 10 following release from active duty. This program is commonly known as Chapter 30. For more information about Chapter 30 benefits.

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

The MGIB-SR may be available to members of the selected reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. The reservist may be entitled to up to 36 months of education benefits. Eligibility for this benefit normally ends on the day the reservist leaves the selected reserve. For more details regarding application and eligibility

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP/Chapter 1607)

REAP provides educational assistance to reserve members or to members who are called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency declared by the President or Congress. Certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11/ 2001 are eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits. For more information about REAP

Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

VEAP is available if you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program. The government matches your contributions on a 2-for-1 basis. For more information about VEAP.

Special Notes

Veterans may participate in one military education benefit at a time and may choose the benefit that best suits their educational needs. There are no enrollment fees to participate in the veterans' education benefits programs.

If you are eligible for both the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (CH31), you should speak with your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor to determine the benefit most beneficial for you.

Payment Rate Tables

For a listing of all rate tables for military education benefits.