Military 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 that offers a variety of programs to Veterans, in-service personnel, and dependents of deceased or disabled Veterans.

Thank you for your service!

Eligibility & Benefits Processing

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Services Offered

If you are a Veteran who is planning to use VA benefits while attending school, you must apply online through the Department of Veterans Affairs online if you are eligible for one of the following benefits:

  • Chapter 33 - Post 9/11
  • Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
  • Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR
  • Chapter 35 – Dependents Education Allowance

If you are a Veteran who will be applying for Chapter 31 – Veteran Readiness & Employment (formerly known as Voc Rehab), or will be applying to transition from Chapter 33 to Chapter 31, the application can be found here:  https://www.va.gov/careers-employment/vocational-rehabilitation/how-to-apply/

All Active Duty Service Members (including Guard and Reserve) must contact their Education Service Officer (ESO) or Education Counselor within your branch of service prior to enrolling in any college or university.

Air Force and Air National Guard - AI Portal

Army and Army Reserve TA

Navy and Marines and Reserves

Coast Guard

Army National Guard

If you have any questions or need to submit TA Vouchers please contact Lisa Datz at collegebursar@broward.edu

Refund of Tuition and Fees Policy

It is the responsibility of the student to cancel her or his course registration up through the published deadline for 100% refund. Courses dropped prior to the last day of this deadline will not appear on the student’s academic record. After the published deadline for 100% refund, a student may withdraw, or be withdrawn, up to the published last day to withdraw. Published deadlines are listed on the Academic Calendar for Broward College. To receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees, a student must cancel her/his registration on or before the published deadline for 100% refund. See procedure for methods to cancel registration. No refund will be provided for a withdrawal after the published deadline for 100% refund unless otherwise outlined in policy 6Hx2-6.45.

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.

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.  
  • The Veteran Services Department provides VA tuition coverage based on the VA benefit for which students are entitled.
  • Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) will receive an award for the full amount of tuition. If entitlement is not 100%, the award will be adjusted down when funds are received from VA and the student will owe the balance if there is no other aid awarded.
  • VR&E (Chapter 31) will receive 3rd party coverage (if student is new or awaiting approval for a new year, temporary tuition coverage will be added until confirmation is received from VR&E counselor confirming approval – if the student is not approved, they will owe any balance not covered by other aid).
  • DEA (Chapter 35), MGIB-SR (Chapter 1606), and MGIB-AD (Chapter 30) in some cases will receive temporary tuition coverage because the benefits pay directly to the student. This coverage will be removed after the date when the first payment from the VA is scheduled to be received by the student and a receivable balance will be created, which needs to be paid. If the student has been awarded Financial Aid or other aid that covers their tuition balance, no temporary coverage will be needed.
  • Tuition and fees for Chapter 33 benefits are reported to the VA using the VA’s web-based system. The process begins after the end of the add/drop period for each session for the semesters in which you are registered.
  • For Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) students and Veteran Readiness & 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) or their authorization number and counselor’s name and email for Veteran Readiness & Employment.

If you have any questions email veterans@broward.edu, please include name, student ID and your phone number in your email.

Broward College is committed to the education of our students concerning student loans. The college offers a financial literacy program, I Grad. In addition to complying with federal regulation requiring all student borrowers to complete entrance and exit loan counseling, financial aid counselors are available to answer any questions students have about borrowing.

Through these efforts, Broward College maintains a cohort default rate below the national average. This rate can be found on the Financial Aid website  (school code- 001500) Any year that the college’s cohort default rate should rise significantly and be above the national average, the college is committed to notify the college community of the current rate, and the efforts the college is making to reduce that rate.

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