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Veterans Services at Broward College


It is our privilege to help and work with you in achieving your educational goals. The College is designated as a Military Friendly institution which offers a variety of programs to Veterans, in-service personnel, and dependents of deceased or disabled Veterans.

Thank you for your service!

Learn about VA and other educational benefits

The Department of Veteran Affairs website provides valuable information regarding all chapters of the GI Bill® as well as other VA educational benefits.

Know what benefits you may be eligible for:
Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (REAP) (Chapter 1607)
Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (Chapter 30)
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)
Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31)

In addition to the Veteran Affairs website, our Frequently Asked Questions may help in answering other questions you may have.

How do I apply for benefits

If a veteran is planning to utilize VA benefits while attending school, you must apply online through the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Apply for financial aid

Veterans are encouraged to apply for financial aid in addition to using their GI Bill®.  The requirements for VA benefits and financial aid differ, and can be used at the same time while enrolled.

Other Educational Benefits
Tuition Assistance (TA)
  • Used while on active duty
  • Only available to those using the Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30) or Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
Work Study
  • Must be in an approved benefit program
  • Enrolled full-time or 3/4 time in a degree, vocational, or professional program
  • Can work on or off campus doing VA related work
Purple Heart Waivers 
  • Provides tuition and fee waivers for Florida military veterans who have received a purple hear or combat decoration that is "superior in precedence."  
    • "Superior in precedence" medals include:
      • Purple Heart
      • Bronze Start (must be "V" designation or device)
      • Distinguished Flying Cross
      • Legion of Merit (must be "V" designation or device)
      • Silver Star
      • Air Force Cross
      • Distinguished Service Cross
      • Medal Honor
  • To be eligible for the waiver, you must submit all documents to Admissions proving you received the Purple Heart and are a Florida Resident.  

VA Award and Coverage of Tuition and Fees

The Veteran Services Department provides a VA Award for coverage once the VA benefit type is identified.  Those eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) will see an award in MyBC based on your percentage of eligibility.  All other VA benefit chapters, such as Chapter 30, Chapter 35, and Chapter 1606 are eligible to extend their tuition due date on a case-by-case basis.  If you need a tuition deferment, please e-mail Veteran Service at

All tuition and fees are reported to the VA using a web-based system.  This is processed after the add and drop period of the term and/or sessions within the term you are registered for.

For Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) students and VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31) students, our tuition policy complies with 38 USC 3679(e), which means Post 9/11 and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment students will not be charged or otherwise penalized due to a delay in VA tuition and fee payments.  For eligibility consideration, a Post 9/11 GI Bill® student must submit a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and a Vocational Rehabilitation Student must provide a VAF 28-1905 form. 

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