Military & Veterans Services
Veterans attending Eastern Florida State College can access special services through this Center to meet their often unique educational and personal needs.
Services offered include:
- Priority Walk-In Registration: Priority course registration for an upcoming semester is available to active-military students, student veterans, and military/veteran dependents who have made prior contact with the EFSC Military & Veterans Services (MVS) by self-identifying (as one of these types of students) or by submitting an EFSC MVS Certification Request form. If you’re not using VA educational benefits, you must submit proof of active duty or veteran status to an EFSC Military & Veterans Service Center. Once your documentation is checked, you’ll have priority for all future terms at EFSC. You only need to submit your documentation one time to remain eligible.
Section 303 of Public Law 115-48 requires the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to publicly report if a school offers priority course registration (or enrollment) to veteran/military students. In addition, Florida Law 1004.075 requires Florida College System institutions and state universities to offer priority course registration to veteran/military/dependent students who are using G.I. Bill ® benefits until these benefits expire. Eastern Florida State College exceeds this state law by offering priority course registration, until the time they graduate, to all veteran/military students, including those not using G.I. Bill ® benefits and veteran/military dependents (if dependents have used G.I. Bill ® benefits during part of their time at EFSC).
EFSC Military & Veterans Services include academic advising and assistance with and certification of VA educational benefits.
- VA Work Study Opportunity. The VA Work Study is a program that allows veterans to work under the supervision of a VA employer while providing VA outreach services, preparing and processing VA paperwork, and working at a VA medical facility or performing other VA approved activities. You can work up to 25 hours per week earning minimum wage, but it is not taxable income. Veterans are required to be training at ¾ time in order to be eligible for the work study program.
- A student orientation program tailored for veterans
- Training for faculty and staff on the special assistance veterans may need inside and outside the classroom.
- A computer work area where veterans can get help accessing the information on their VA benefits.
Offices of the Military & Veterans Service Center are located on the Cocoa and Melbourne Campuses. Additionally, any EFSC student who served in the military can visit or call the Military & Veterans Service Center.