Frequently Asked Questions

1. What can a military/veteran student do to find out how much time they have remaining in their program?
For Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits inquiries, students can access their eBenefits account or call the VA at 1-888-GIBILL (1-888-442-4551), outside of the USA 001-716-8573196/7.

2. What can military/veterans students do to find out information on the VA paying FIU?
For Veteran Affairs (VA) benefits inquiries, students can access their eBenefits account or call the VA at 1-888-GIBILL (1-888-442-4551), outside of the USA 001-716-8573196/7. If the payment was processed, the student may check with Student Financials to find out if their funds have been received by FIU.

3. What if the VA has not paid for the semester by the time registration for the next semester arrives?
If the balance is a result of a delay on behalf of a VA payment and the student’s portion (if any) is paid, the registration hold can be lifted as long as the total debt to FIU is from the VA. Any amount the student needs to cover must be paid first before the registration hold is lifted.

4. Can a military/veteran student drop a class after the drop date?
The criteria are the same as for the rest of the student body. However, if a student gets an involuntary call to active duty (not training), the student can drop the courses he/she chooses and file an appeal with the Registrar’s Office. You must have supporting documentation attached (call up and release orders) to the appeal. If a military/veteran student adds or drops a class before the add/drop deadline the student will need to notify the Veteran and Military Affairs Office if the student is claiming VA educational benefits.

5. Can a military/veterans student register for a class after it has been closed?
Yes. If the military/veteran students acts before the add/drop date they may request an override from the professor of the course. After the add/drop date the student will be able to contact the OneStop office for the late registrations guidelines. Students should be mindful even if they obtain the necessary authorization, the OneStop office is unable to override room capacity for any campus-based courses.

6. How can a military/veteran student pass their benefits to their spouse/children?
A service-member can transfer his/her post 9/11 benefits as long as the service member is still serving on active-duty. The process must start with the service-member requesting a (eligibility) approval from the Department of Defense (DoD). Once the spouse/child is approved, the family member must apply to receive GI Bill benefits with the VA through the Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP) website.

7. Is it possible for a veteran, dependent and spouse who is classified as out-of-state for tuition purposes get in-state tuition?
Yes, effective Fall 2014, the C.W. Bill Young Tuition waiver program waives the out-of-state portion of tuition and fees for Honorably discharged veterans who physically reside in Florida while attending classes at FIU. Dependents and Spouses are eligible only when they are using the GI Bill during the semester the out-of-state tuition and fees are waived and must also physically reside in Florida while attending classes at FIU. Please note, veterans, dependents, and spouses who do not physically reside in Florida while taking classes at FIU, DO NOT QUALIFY for this waiver.

8. Do I need to fill out an Enrollment Certification Form every semester?
Yes, the veteran, dependent, and spouse needs to fill out an Enrollment Certification Form for every semester enrolled in classes at FIU.

9. Do you have a student organization?
Yes, just ask the front desk or when you call the office for information.

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