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.
Services for Military and Veteran Students
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 application for admission are eligible for priority registration. They may automatically register for courses on the first day of the registration period, regardless of the number of hours they have earned.
Military and veteran students pursuing degrees or certificates receive career, personal, transfer, and academic counseling.
Veterans Services Advisor
- 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
- 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
Once a year, 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 863-784-7134.
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)
- Vocational Rehabilitation Program (Chapter 31)
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program” (Chapter 1607)
- Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans (CSDDV, Chapter 35)