The recently passed Florida GI Bill expands educational opportunities for veterans in Florida by allowing out-of-state veterans to pay in-state tuition and fees. This and other aspects of the bill make Florida and SPC a great choice for veterans. Read more.
The new Forever GI Bill removes time limits for those who enlist after Jan. 1, 2013 and expands benefits for dependents, Purple Heart recipients and Reservists, among other changes. Learn more.
The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) stipend for Chapter 33 students requires that you meet certain academic enrollment requirements. Please contact your Veterans Services Specialist to make sure you meet these requirements and are eligible for all your benefits.
Rate of Pursuit and the Housing Allowance:
U.S. In-Residence: The applicable Basic Allowance for Housing rate will be multiplied by the rate of pursuit rounded to the nearest multiple of 10. See your home campus Veterans Services Specialist for assistance in calculating.
Effective Oct. 1, 2011: Individuals only enrolled in distance learning courses will be eligible for a monthly housing allowance equal to 50% of the national average of all Basic Allowances for Housing. Rates will be multiplied by the rate of pursuit rounded to the nearest multiple of 10.
Apply for Florida's Purple Heart tuition waiver.
The VA considers the following definition for a blended course: 50 minutes per credit hour must be in lecture format to be certified as “resident” credit hours to the VA for BAH purposes.
For Example: 3 credit hours * 50 =150 Therefore, must be 150 minutes in lecture to be certified as resident
SPC is here to assist veterans, eligible dependents, active duty servicepersons and members of the Selected Reserve. Our Veterans Services Specialists will help ease your transition in starting, continuing or resuming your education. We offer assistance with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits to more 1,700 current student veterans.
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