USF ROTC students Sierra Anderson and Isaiah Lacey

Veteran and Military Education Benefits

Veteran Benefits

Our Registrar’s Office works with the Department of Veteran Affairs to guarantee a smooth transferal of benefits, as well as to certify enrollment records. If you’re a veteran who qualifies for a VA educational benefits program, let us know during your first semester at USF.

Each semester thereafter, we will certify your:

  • Enrollment in courses
  • Change in enrollment status (drop/add, full-time/part-time, withdrawal)
  • Change of major/program

Need an Application Form?

Visit the VA website.

Credits Earned & Evaluated

Two semester hours of credit in physical education will be granted to veterans honorably discharged after six months of service. Veterans can also submit official copies of military transcripts (e.g. AARTS or College of the Air Force) for credit evaluation.

Have Questions?

Contact the Registrar’s Office at [email protected].


MILITARY TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Active duty, National Guard and Reserve Component service members may be eligible for tuition assistance. Please contact your Educational Services Officer for more information. Your ESO, military counselor or Service must approve the tuition assistance prior to enrollment.

Tuition Assistance funds are a unique, distinct source of financial aid available to eligible service members. Each branch may have a different application process for this benefit. If approved, funds are applied prior to Pell and other forms of financial aid. Visit your respective branch’s website for more information.


Yellow Ribbon Matching Grant

Students who qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill® Benefit and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program will receive a matching grant from USF. Grants cover half the remaining tuition and fees (after the Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefit amount has been applied) and may not be combined with other institutional aid for tuition and fees.

Each year, USF gives 100 matching grants to undergraduate students and 10 to graduate students. The grant is renewable, provided students maintain a 2.0 GPA and remain in good academic standing.

To Apply

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at benefits.va.gov/gibill