FSU Veteran Request for Benefits

Indentifying Information

What Campus are you requesting VA educational benefits for?

NOTE: Panama City Florida Campus is a different certifying office . 
Please contact them directly - http://pc.fsu.edu/Admissions/Military-Veteran-Benefits
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Are you a Florida Resident? 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Please check your account before answering.  Newly admitted and readmitted pursuing a second degree must submit a Residency Affidavit with the Admission Application to receive in-state tuition.  If you are out-of-state living in Florida, additional documentation will be required to obtain an OOS waiver from the Student Veterans Center. 
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What VA education benefits are you applying for?   NOT YOUR PARENTS if you are a dependent.  *
ATTENTION CHAPTER 31 VOC REHAB STUDENTS
You will need a separate 1905 than the one used for tuition if you plan to use the FSU Bookstore.  You will need to get the 1905 from your counselor not the Student Veterans Center.  It should contain the following billing information:
 
Billing Address for block #8 of the 1905 should read:
Florida State Univ Bookstore #208
Parking Garage/Main Level
Tallahassee, FL 32308
 
ATTENTION returning Chapter 33 students:  The most recent copy of the letter from the VA regarding your eligibility is REQUIRED every semester before a TPC deferment will be completed.  This letter is mailed to you after each certification is processed.  If you have used benefits last semester you were sent this letter.  We are NOT looking for the letter for this semester you are asking to certify.  That will come once the VA processes this request. 
 
If you do not have a copy of this a screen shot of the eBenefits Post 9/11 GI Bill Enrollment Status page is acceptable.  Please contact the Student Veterans Center for instructions on using eBenefits if you do not know how.
STOP - if you are using FTA (Federal Tuition Assistance) you can no longer use your GI Bill at the same time.  DO NOT proceed with this request
Are you currently on "active duty"? *
Are you the spouse of an active duty member? *
Were you discharged or did you retire from the U.S. military? *
What branch of military service were or are you a participant in? *
Are you a Veteran Prior to 9/11/01? *
Are you a Veteran on or after 9/11/01? *
Are you a member of the:
 
Those using FTA or EDD must also provide an Agency Billing form to Student Business Services to obtain proper military deferment.  Student Veterans Center must also have copies of proper documentation if you are using GI Bill and any of the following. 

Do you plan to use any of the following? (check all that apply)
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DO NOT CONTINUE with this certification request. While we can offer a military deferment for the portion not covered by your Military FTA, we cannot certify your enrollment. You must submit a copy of your FTA authorization form directly to the VA at:

Department of Veteran Affairs

VA Regional Office

P.O. Box 8888

Muskogee, OK 74402-8888

 

The VA will pay you accordingly and you will be responsible for paying the university the remaining portion of your tuition. Please submit a VA Tuition Deferment if you cannot pay the balance before the published university payment deadline.

Academic Information

Degree: *
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE GRADUATE STUDENTS , either on campus and online: During the Fall and Spring semesters, a fulltime course load is 12 credit hours or more, as stated in the FSU Graduate Bulletin.
Are you pursuing a dual major? *
Are you pursuing a dual degree? *
Do you have a graduate assistantship that you will be receiving a departmental waiver for tuition? *
I am a: *
***If you have used benefits previously at another institution or you have been absent for 2 semesters or more you must complete a 22-1995 (all veterans and CH33 Transfer dependents) or 22-5495 (Chapter 35 only) and submit a copy of this form to the FSU Student Veterans Center.  You will find an area below to upload a scanned copy of this form. 
 
You can access the 22-1995 or 22-5495 at the VA website http://www.va.gov/vaforms/
 
 
***All non-degree seeking or provisional students using VA educational benefits must provide a letter from someone of authority in your department at Florida State University stating the following before certification for benefits can be processed:
 
* What educational goal you are attempting
* Reason you are not degree seeking
* Specific coursework (name and number) you will be taking
 
There is an area below to upload a scanned copy of this letter.

REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETE BEFORE SUBMITTING REQUEST.

FSU Term(s) to be certified.  Please complete one form for each semester (multiple summer terms are acceptable).  *
 
Please provide your destination city if studying abroad and dates of enrollment.
Are you repeating any courses? *
Do you require a VA deferment? **If yes, you must complete a separate form available online through FSU Student Veteran Center Forms & Information. All Chapter 33 students must have a deferment by published deadline to avoid $100 late fee. *
Do you have or intend to purchase FSU health insurance *

THIS IS IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR VA EDUCATION BENEFITS

Changes in course enrollment after the last day to drop and add courses may result in the retroactive loss of benefits unless the VA finds mitigating circumstances involved in the change. Loss of benefits could revert back to the first day of the term.

You will only be paid for those courses that meet degree requirements in the educational program on file with the FSU Student Veterans Office.

Chapter 30, 1606, 1607 must verify continued enrollment at the end of each month of the semester by web or toll-free number to receive payment of educational benefits.

Visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/ or call 1-877-823-2378.

Please CHECK after reading each item: *

Ch. 33-Post 9/11 GI Bill Information and Responsibilities

Housing Allowance

The Chapter 33 housing allowance is NOT payable if you are currently active duty.

If you are solely distance learning your BAH will be based on ½ the national average BAH.

The housing allowance is prorated by rate of pursuit (rounded to nearest tenth)

  • A ¾ time student would receive 80% of the BAH rate

The housing allowance is paid based on the Tallahassee zip code (32306) only

Tuition & Fees

Chapter 33 will pay a percentage of your tuition and normal fees for courses that meet degree requirements in your educational program on file with the FSU Student Veterans Center. The percentage is based on the time you spent on active duty after September 10, 2001. The percentage will vary from 40% to 100%.

 

If you withdraw from or stop attending classes, you will be required to pay back the tuition and fees for those classes to the VA. DO NOT withdraw from any class or classes without talking to someone at the FSU Student Veterans Center regarding the amount you will have to pay back to the VA. If you have Federal Financial Aid you may also have obligations as well. For more information regarding Federal Financial Aid please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

 

You should be aware that the ultimate responsibility for the payment of tuition and fees is YOUR responsibility. You will not be allowed to register for or attend any further terms until all your financial obligations to the university for the current term are met.

 

FSU is responsible to refund the U.S. Veteran Affairs in the case where a student fails to attend one class day. If a student attends at least one day of class and a refund is processed, it is the student’s responsibility to refund the U.S. Veteran Affairs.

 
Book Stipend

The book stipend will be paid to the student at the beginning of each term and will be based on your benefit percentage and the number of credit hours you are taking. Maximum payment is 24 credit hours in an academic year (fall through summer).

 
Conditions

In the event that the student is not eligible for the maximum eligibility, payment must be received by FSU immediately unless a deferment is in place. It is the student’s responsibility to make payment within the appropriate dates without regard for the University’s billing procedures or postal delays.

 

If enrollment is terminated for any reason, the unpaid balance of tuition and fees is due and payable immediately. A student who fails to make full payment of tuition and fees, including any incidental fees, by the due date may be prohibited from registering for classes until full payment is made.

 

If using other education benefits (e.g. ROTC scholarship, EDD, etc.) you may not be eligible for certain Post-9/11 benefits. Please consult the Veteran Certifying Officer for more detail.

Authorization

If you are the recipient of Transfer of Entitlement (TOE) from an active duty parent/spouse using benefits for the first time, a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA bearing your name OR official documentation, such as a Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) and VA 22-1990e form confirmation number is required before a certification can be processed.

Please attach documents below.  PLEASE SEND ALL PAGES OF VA DOCUMENTS

 

 



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