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Florida Tech University Online Military and Veterans Affairs
Florida Tech is Military Friendly
G.I. Jobs named Florida Tech a Military Friendly School in recognition of its efforts to recruit, support and retain American veterans and current active or reserve service members as students. Florida Tech is among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that made the 2010 list
Getting Started with Florida Tech University Online
Florida Institute of Technology's Office of Online Learning has been approved by the Florida State Approving Agency to certify eligible veterans, dependents, and active duty service members to receive Montgomery GI Bill Benefits and Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits under the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
VA forms can be filled out and submitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs online. Please use the VONAPP site click here. General information about getting started can be found on the VA home page. Click here.
To obtain a free copy of your DD214 click here. This is an important document so it best to keep it safeguarded. You can also contact someone in your unit for collecting important military documents.
Chapters 30, 1606 and 1607 need to verify their attendance monthly to receive their benefits. The WAVE verification can be done here or by calling the automated verification line at 877-823-2378.
Payment Rates and Tuition
The following time status applies to the 8 week terms for undergraduate and graduate students. The VA is the final authority in approving time status levels based on the number of credit hours completed in an accelerated term.
*Please note graduate students are required to complete two terms at half-time status before becoming full-time students.
For more information about payment rates please see the payment tables here.
Active Duty students utilizing their Tuition Assistance need to send their authorization forms to the University Alliance Billing Department via their secure eFax line 1-800-497-3405. Active Duty ARMY students can request Tuition assistance through the GoArmyEd Portal. Click here
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
Florida Institute of Technology is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium and the SOC Degree Network System.
The SOC Consortium consists of colleges and universities committed to expanding and improving voluntary postsecondary educational opportunities for servicemembers worldwide. SOC Consortium members subscribe to principles and criteria to ensure that quality academic programs are available to active-duty military students, their family members, and veterans. A list of current SOC Consortium member institutions can be found on the SOC Web site at Click here.
Chapter 31 students that have utilizing their vocation rehabilitation benefits in the past can have their case manager send the certifying official a copy of their VA Form 28-1905 via fax at 321-674-8216. They will, in turn, notify billing that an invoice is being requested and they will promptly send an invoice to the case manager for processing of benefits.
New Chapter 31 students can go here for more information:
Important Websites and Phone Numbers
- Department of Veterans Affairs gibill.va.gov
- Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Services http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm
- GoArmyEd https://www.earmyu.com/Login.aspx
- Atlanta Regional Processing Office vba.va.gov
- VA Education Benefits 1-888-442-4551
- VA Benefits 1-800-827-1000
Contacting The Certifying Official/VA Coordinator
The Florida Tech Office of Online Learning Certifying Official/ VA Coordinator is the point of contact for VA benefits and is also the point of contact for students that are currently active duty. They can be reached at:
Florida Institute of Technology
Attn: VA Coordinator/Certifying Official
Office of Online Learning
Quad 405, Room 106
150 W. University Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 674-8274 (fax)