Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e)

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Title 38 United States Code Section 3679(e)

In compliance with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Florida A&M University will not impose any penalty, including but not limited to, the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, institutional facilities/resources, or require students to borrow additional funds for which interest or other charges are assessed, on any covered individual that is unable to meet his or her financial obligations because of a delayed disbursement of funds from the Veterans Administration (VA) for tuition payment under chapter 31 or 33. Effective July 1, 2019.


A covered individual is any individual entitled to educational assistance for tuition payment under chapter 31, Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E), or chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits who has submitted to Florida A&M University:


A certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance no later than the first day of a course of education (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the VA website –eBenefits, or VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes), and

FAMU's Request for certification of Veteran Benefits to declare the individual’s intent to use the benefits for the given semester, and

Payment for the remaining tuition and fee charges not covered by the anticipated VA tuition payment.

Students who need assistance with anything concerning their VA educational benefits should contact FAMU's Department of Military and Veteran Affairs at 850-412-5843 or veteranaffairs@famu.edu