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South Florida State College (SFSC) is available to assist all eligible U.S. military and veteran students who are using their VA educational 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.

Services for Military and Veteran Students

The support services that SFSC provides to military and veteran students are

  • Academic Interruption
    To assist with any deployment and training issues, any military student called to active service can interrupt education and return without penalty. Orders must be provided to admissions.

  • Priority Registration
    Veterans and active military students who declare their military service on their SFSC application are given priority registration. They are able to sign up for courses the first day of registration regardless of how many hours they have earned. 

  • Counseling
    SFSC offers military and veteran students career, personal, transfer, and academic counseling for all programs and degrees.

Counseling Contact:
Rob Hampton
Veterans Services Advisor
Email: robert.hampton@southflorida.edu
Phone: 863-784-7128

  • Tutoring Assistance
    • Student Support Services/TRIO
    • Academic tutoring
    • Advice and assistance in postsecondary course selection
    • Information on student financial aid programs and scholarships
    • Assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Education services designed to improve financial literacy
    • Activities to assist students enrolled in two-year institutions of higher education in applying for admission to and obtaining financial assistance for enrollment in a four-year program of postsecondary education
    • Individualized advising for personal, career, and academic matters
    • Information, activities, and instruction to acquaint students with the range of career options available to students
    • Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC)
    • Attend private tutoring sessions
    • Check their 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
    SFSC offers veterans a once-a-year deferment for tuition fees for qualifying veterans. Depending on the term, SFSC grants veterans a 60-day/30-day deferment from the time classes start to pay their fees. Deferments DO NOT cover books and supplies. This allows veterans to enroll into courses without having to pay up front. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Department at 863-784-7134.

  • Career Development Center
    The college offers interactive tools to assist military and veteran students with career planning and job placement efforts. The Career Development Center provides free access to the Kuder Journey Career Planning system to assist veterans with exploration of career-related interests, skills, and work values. Using the Kuder Journey, individuals can review in-depth information about careers, including wages and employment outlook and options for education and training. Other online databases, some specialized to the interests of veterans, are offered. The Career Development Center provides free one-on-one career counseling, job placement assistance, job preparation assistance, including resume development and mock interview practice, and access to computers, fax, and copying services to veterans.

  • Testing Center
    The SFSC Testing 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 United States government through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). Through this program, eligible DANTES-funded test takers attempting a test title for the first time will not only have their exam fee funded by DANTES, but the SFSC Testing Center will also waive their administrative fee for veterans and active military, with proper ID. The SFSC Testing Center only waives fees for the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). For further information, click CLEP.
    For more information about the testing center, contact MaryAnn Little, SFSC director of testing, at 863-784-7114 or littlem@southflorida.edu.

  • Credits for Military Experience/Requesting Military Transcripts 
    • South Florida State College 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

Educational Benefits

  • 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)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Program (Chapter 31)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program” (Chapter 1607)
  • Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans (CSDDV, Chapter 35)