South Florida State College assists eligible U.S. military and veteran students who are using their VA benefits to further their education. SFSC is dedicated to serving its military, veteran, and civilian students. We understand the challenges you face in earning your degree and strive to provide a supportive environment so you can attain your educational goals.
Any military student called to active service can interrupt education and return without penalty. Orders must be provided to admissions.
Military and veteran students pursuing degrees or certificates receive career, personal, transfer, and academic counseling.
Director, Career Center Development
- Attend private tutoring sessions
- Check email
- Conduct Internet research
- Finish homework
- Get assistance from mathematics, writing, and reading faculty members and specialists
- Organize study groups
- Use computer-assisted study modules
- Get a helping hand with any learning needs
SFSC Tuition Deferment
Qualifying veterans may receive a deferment for paying for tuition. Depending on the term, veterans receive a 60-day or 30-day deferment from the time classes start to pay their tuition. This makes it possible for veterans to register for classes while receiving an extended period to pay for them. Deferments are for tuition only, not books and supplies. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Department at 863-784-7224.
Established in s. 1009.26 (13), F.S., the Congressman C.W. Bill Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Program requires a state university, Florida College System institution (e.g., South Florida State College), charter technical career center, or career center to waive out-of-state tuition and fees for an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, the U.S. Reserve Forces, or the National Guard who physically resides in Florida while enrolled in the institution. For more information on this program and other Veteran tuition waivers, visit the Florida Department of Education’s website.
The Career Development Center offers interactive tools that can assist military and veteran students with career planning and job placement. The center provides free access to the Kuder Journey Career Planning system, which helps veterans explore career-related interests, skills, and work values. Users review in-depth information about careers, including wages and employment outlook and options for education and training. Some online databases are specialized to the interests of veterans. The center provides free one-on-one career counseling, job placement assistance, job preparation assistance, resume development, coaching for the job interviewing process, and access to computers, fax, and copying services.
The SFSC Testing and Assessment Center is recognized as a fully-funded military-friendly testing center by the U.S. Department of Defense, which regulates most military educational assistance programs. The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) lets students earn college credit for what they already know by earning qualifying scores on any of 33 introductory-level college subject examinations. The exams are funded by the U.S. government through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). For eligible DANTES-funded test takers who attempt a test title for the first time, the exam fee is funded by DANTAS and administrative fees are waived by the Testing Center. Veterans and active military personnel must show a military I.D. to receive these waivers. For more information, visit CLEP or call the Testing Center 863-784-7114.
Credits for Military Experience/Requesting Military Transcripts
SFSC offers credit for basic training and military experience using the credit-granting guidelines recommended by the American Council on Education. Degree-seeking students who wish to translate military service school credits into college credits may do so by submitting their military transcripts. Credit may be awarded for Army, Coast Guard, Marine, and Navy experience as well as for specific Department of Defense courses. Military transcripts can be requested by using links below:
- Air Force Veterans (CCAF transcript)
- Army Veterans
- Coast Guard Veterans
- Marines Veterans
- Navy Veterans
- Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty (MGIB) (Chapter 30)
- Montgomery GI Bill® – Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
- Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
- Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA) (Chapter 35)
- Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) (Chapter 32)
- Veterans Readiness and Employment Program
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program” (Chapter 1607)
- Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans (CSDDV, Chapter 35)
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).