Carlos Parra serves as the Director of Student Affairs. One of his responsibilities in his current role is to provide student veterans with opportunities to engage beyond the classroom. Such opportunities include leadership development, social events, and community involvement. Have an idea for an event? Let Carlos know by sending him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us at one of our events!
|The Color Run|
10 paid spots available on a first come, first serve basis
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Ft. Lauderdale's Huizenga Park at 7:30 am
|Student Veteran Leadership Day with Dale Carnegie of South Florida|
Postponed until Summer
Location and Time: TBA
If you are interested in attending these events, please RSVP by e-mail to
Veteran Indicator Now Updated!
All currently enrolled veterans with a "V" printed on their student ID can stop by Student Life to exchange your old ID for a new one. The new student ID will have VETERAN printed at the bottom, and will allow you skip the line in Advising!
Important information about Summer BAH
The VA calculates weighted "equivalent credit hours" so that fewer credits are required for full-time (and more than half-time) enrollment. The VA uses a formula to determine "equivalent credit hours". Veterans are certified based on the actual number of credits in which they are enrolled, and the VA calculates the BAH payment based on their formula.
To receive full-time BAH for a shortened semester, such as summer, veterans need to be enrolled in a minimum of 8 credit hours. The best guidance to follow when registering for summer term is: a minimum of 8 credit hours in session one (with at least on class on campus; that meets at least 2.5 hours per week), 3 credit hours in session one, 3 credit hours in session two, and 3 credit hours in session three.
If you are unsure if your courses meet the full-time BAH criteria, please contact our office so that we can review your enrollment with you.
Here is an example of how the "equivalent credit hours" are calculated for the Summer term:
|Session 1 - 12 weeks||3 credits||4.25 credits|
|Session 2 - 6 weeks||3 credits||9 credits|
|Session 3 - 6 weeks||3 credits||9 credits|
Changes to the ECERT Process
Effective Tuesday, March 12, 2019 the ECERT will no longer be used to request certification of enrollment with the VA. Veteran Services now has the 2018-2019 Veteran Benefits Certification and 2018-2019 Veteran Benefit Aviation Certification. These two certifications allow veterans to request enrollment certification with the VA as well as upload any necessary documents needed for proof of benefit eligibility completely online. These certification(s) must be completed each term in order to certify and process your VA Benefits. Please be advised that this form is for the current academic year (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019). You cannot submit these forms for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year (Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020) until a later date. If our office needs anything additional from you after the certification is reviewed, we will contact you.