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1700 Lee Hall Drive
105 Foote-Hilyer Administration Center
Tallahassee, FL. 32307
 
 



 

Florida A&M University Welcomes Veterans and Veterans’ Dependents

Thank you for your service to our country!

Students attending the university under the Veteran's Education Assistance Act can receive assistance and enrollment certification at the Office of the Registrar, 1700 Lee Hall Drive, Suite 103 Foote-Hilyer Administration Center, Phone: (850) 412-5608 or (850) 599-3853(850) 599-3853, Fax: 850-412-7248, Email address:  angela.peterson@famu.edu  or cornelius.mcglockton@famu.edu.

Veterans Certification at Florida A&M University
Veterans are certified on a per semester basis (i.e., benefits do not automatically roll over from one semester to another); all returning Florida A&M University students must provide a final copy of their class schedule before the beginning of each semester (fall, spring, summer).  The office serves a large group of students.  Therefore, we recommend submitting all required documents in a timely manner in order to avoid delays in processing claims.

The University is required to notify the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) of any of the changes listed below to prevent delays in receipt of benefits.

  • credit level or grading option change
  • change of major
  • change of address
  • term of graduation
  • academic probation or dismissal

It is recommended that all veterans review the GI Bill web site. For comprehensive VA Education Benefits counseling, send an email inquiry, or call the VA at 1-888-GIBILL11-888-GIBILL1. If you have questions pertaining to payment, availability of benefits, or approvals, please call the regional DVA Office at 1-888-442-45511-888-442-4551.

Further information on specific topics pertaining to veterans is available at the following links:

How to Apply for GI Benefits

Tuition Reimbursement Rate Tables

Florida A&M University Scholarship Information

Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill

Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation

Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill

Chapter 35 - Survivors and Dependents Benefits

Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserves

Chapter 1607 - Reserves Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

Florida A&M University Student Life

Information on how to initiate educational benefits

Each student has unique circumstances and is at different steps in the VA Education benefit and university admissions application process. With this in mind, a general explanation of the steps that need to be taken in order to enroll at Florida A&M University using your VA Education Benefit is provided below.

1. Apply to the DVA for education benefits (you can do this online through VONAPP at
http://www.gibill.va.gov/ ).

2. Apply to the University for Undergraduate Admissions (you can do this online) at
http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?admissions&ApplyOnline . You may contact Undergraduate Admissions by email, ugrd.admissions@famu.edu, or phone, (850) 599-3796(850) 599-3796/3797 or 1-866-642-11981-866-642-1198.

3. Once admitted to the university, complete new student orientation, and register for class(es). Since you will be considered either a Freshman or a Transfer Student, you must first attend an orientation before you can register for class. If you haven't already, you can schedule your orientation date through the following link:
http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?a=newstudentorientation.  You will need to submit a copy of your class schedule to our office, and we will certify your enrollment to the Department of Veteran Affairs.

4. Apply to the University for Graduate Admissions by contacting the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.  The phone number is (850) 599-3505(850) 599-3505. Additionally, you may view their website at http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?graduatestudies# to view admission requirements and orientation information.  Once you have registered for class(es), please submit a copy of your class schedule to our office, and we will certify your enrollment to the Department of Veteran Affairs.

5. If you are a student receiving educational benefits, it helps us if you provide a copy of your Application for VA Education Benefits, a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) which is a document from the DVA stating the benefit type, percentage rate, and duration of your benefits, and a copy of your class schedule.  Tuition and fee payments are sent electronically from the DVA, which on average happens two to six weeks after we certify your enrollment. If you see late fees on your student account (related to your VA eligible tuition and fees), know that late fees related to your VA benefits can be waived once the VA tuition and fees payment is credited to your student account.

Steps one and two may be completed in either order, but steps three and four must be done after steps one and two.

We highly recommend you look through the GI Bill web site at www.gibill.va.gov for answers to all of your questions about the GI Bill, and also contact the GI BILL department of the VA at 1-888 GIBILL1 (442-4551), for advice on which program is best for your specific situation.

Physical Education - Veterans who have had basic training in the regular Armed Services may receive credit for physical education as a required course. Application must be made to the university registrar. Sufficient evidence of having served in a branch of the service must be shown (DD-214 form).

Academic Status - For the Fall and Spring Terms, undergraduate students are considered full-time if they are enrolled for 12 hours or more. For the Fall and Spring Terms, graduate students are considered full-time if they are enrolled for 9 hours or more. During the Summer Term, undergraduate students are considered full-time if enrolled for 9 hours or more; graduate students are considered full-time if enrolled for 6 hours or more.

All students who are recipients of financial aid may be required to maintain full-time loads as indicated above. The minimum load for full-time benefits from the Veterans Administration is 12 credit hours.

Standards of Academic Progress for Veteran Students

Undergraduate Students

All students receiving VA Educational Benefits are required to attend classes regularly and in accordance with the university attendance policies. Additionally, all students receiving veteran’s benefits are required to take only those courses leading to a specific degree.

 

VA benefits will be subject to termination for those students who fail to maintain an overall 2.00 GPA. This also applies to VA students who have been placed on academic probation for two consecutive terms or suspension at the end of an academic term. Please understand that University policy will allow you to enroll if you are on academic probation; however, your VA benefits will be subject to termination as stated above.

Graduate Students

A student receiving veteran benefits must attain and maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of not less than 3.00 “B” each semester of enrollment.

A student who has not attained and maintained satisfactory progress (3.00 or better) at the end of any semester will be placed on academic probation for the next semester of enrollment. Should he or she not attain satisfactory progress by the end of the next semester of enrollment, the student’s educational benefits will be terminated for unsatisfactory progress.

A student whose educational benefits have been terminated for unsatisfactory progress may petition the Florida A&M University Office of Veteran Affairs to be re-certified after one semester has elapsed. This office may re-certify the student for educational benefits only if there is a reasonable likelihood that he or she will be able to attain and maintain satisfactory progress for the remainder of the program.

Scholarships and Grants

Please visit FAMU’s Financial Aid website at http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?FinancialAid, where you will find other Scholarships, Grants, and Loans available to students.

Feel free to contact me or Mr. McGlockton, should you have any further questions. Welcome to the Hill!

VA Certifying Officials

Ms. Angela Y. Peterson, Coordinator

Office of the Registrar

1700 Lee Hall Drive, Suite 103 FHAC

Tallahassee, FL  32307

(850) 412-5608(850) 412-5608, telephone

(850) 412-7248(850) 412-7248, fax

angela.peterson@famu.edu, email

Mr. Cornelius McGlockton, Registrar Officer

Office of the Registrar

1700 Lee Hall Drive, Suite 103 FHAC

Tallahassee, FL  32307

(850) 599-3853(850) 599-3853, telephone

(850) 412-7248(850) 412-7248, fax

cornelius.mcglockton@famu.edu, email