VetSuccess on Campus

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) Program serves as the on-campus face for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Florida International Universities VSOC counselor, Marquay Smith, is an experienced Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Marquay has been a Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment counselor since 2013 and alumni of FIU. Marquay is available for consultation and support in order to assist student veterans, their family, and dependents using VA benefits with the following:

  • VA educational benefits,
  • Understanding and applying for Veteran Readiness and Employment Service (Chapter 31)
  • Vocational exploration and career counseling services (Chapter 36)
  • Information on college credit for military experience and training
  • Information on applying for other VA benefits to include disability compensation, life insurance, and home loan guaranty
  • Assistance with electing healthcare benefits through the Veterans Health Administration
  • Information and referrals to VA medical and mental health services
  • Referrals to the local Vet Center for readjustment counseling services
  • Referrals to on-campus, community, and VA resources to ensure academic success
  • Guidance and support while using VA educational benefits
  • Employment information and assistance
  • Student Veteran peer mentoring and tutoring services
  • VA Work Study

    The VA work-study allowance is available to personal training on a full-time or 3/4-time basis.
    Click here for more info.

  • eBenefits

    eBenefits is a joint VA/DoD web portal that provides resources and self-service capabilities to Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families to research, access, and manage their VA and military benefits and personal information.

    Click here for more info


    Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) Veterans four times a year.

    Click here for more info.

  • My HealtheVET

    My HealtheVet is VA’s online personal health record. It was designed for veterans, active duty service members, their dependents, and caregivers. My HealtheVet helps you partner with your health care team. It provides you with opportunities and tools to make informed decisions and manage your health care.

    Click here for more info.

  • VA Vet Center

    Vet Centers provide individual, group, and family counseling to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members.

    Click here for more info.


Office of Veteran and Military Affairs
11200 SW 8th Street
TWR 100
Miami, FL 33199

All students are encouraged to submit documentation and questions to with their full name and Panther ID. VMA staff will respond to emails Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Spring 2021 Virtual Office Hours
(click the hyperlink to join)

Mondays - VSOC Office Hours
10:30am - 1:00pm

Tuesdays - VMA Office Hours
10:30am - 1:00pm
Passcode - FIUVets21

Wednesdays - VSOC Office Hours
10:30am - 1:00pm
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Thursdays - VMA Office Hours
10:30am - 1:00pm
Passcode - FIUVets21

For individual in-person appointments at the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs, please access our You Can Book Me account. Before entering our office, please make sure to complete the P3 application. 

For University closure dates please check the Academic Calendar:

FIU Academic Calendar

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