The Academy works closely with Florida International University’s Veteran and Military Affairs office to serve all veteran students and eligible dependents who are using VA educational benefits to further their education. We encourage students to contact their office who provides information concerning entitlements, filing claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), certifying enrollment at the University, and deferring tuition and fee payments. Veterans and eligible dependents must be certified through VARC each term to receive VA educational benefits. The Academy will help Academy faculty and staff understand your unique needs as a student veteran. 

All veterans and eligible dependents are urged to consult FIU’s Veteran and Military Affairs office early in the admissions process for information about veteran services. To maintain eligibility for VA education benefits, students must adhere to the policies and procedures for VA educational benefits as noted on the GI Bill website. 

Undergraduate students are eligible to receive academic credit towards their BA in Disaster Management based on years severed, rank obtained, and any special recognitions and/or certifications awarded while serving in the US military (active duty or reserve). These credits are part of the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) component associated with this degree.