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!

 

Eligibility & Benefits Processing

Services Offered

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

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.

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.  

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 veterans@broward.edu

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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