IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS USING
POST 9/11 GI BILL® BENEFITS

Starting Spring semester 2022, students using Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits will be required to verify their enrollment at the end of each month. Failure to verify for two consecutive months will interrupt the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments.

A simple and convenient verification option is to sign up for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) text message verification. Students with a US mobile phone number on file with the VA will receive an opt-in text as their next enrollment period approaches. Students who do not have a US mobile phone number on file with VA will not be able to use text verification and instead be automatically enrolled into email verification system.

Another option for students who do not opt-in for text is to call the VA Education Call Center at 888-442-4551 to verify their enrollment status.


Student Organizations and Groups

  • Student Veterans of America

Student Veterans of America is a national organization that advocates for veterans in higher education. Its aim is to empower student veterans to achieve their greatest potential, provide opportunities to connect with other veterans, and offer educational experiences that go beyond the classroom. 

Student Veterans of America at Florida State University is the umbrella for the Collegiate Veterans Association (CVA) and Veterans Student Union (VSU). The CVA is a student organization for veteran/military students (and their student supporters) while the VSU provides a permanent voice for veterans in Student Government. (In addition, the Congress of Graduate Students, another unit of Student Government, has a seat available for a Veterans Advocate.)

The student leaders of the CVA and VSU frequently collaborate on activities that facilitate friendships, enable involvement in the campus community, and raise awareness of the veteran/military experience. Regular gatherings include game-day tailgates, community service, and the annual Military Ball. For more information, please send an email to sva@fsu.edu.

Groups

Additional veteran/military student organizations at Florida State include:

Women's Veterans Alliance 

For FSU women who are military members, veterans, spouses, partners and supporters. The aim of this group is to provide veteran/military-connected women at Florida State with opportunities to interact, forge friendships, share insights and resources, and provide support and encouragement.

Support can come in many forms – congratulatory messages, coffee get-togethers, date-night suggestions, job alerts, childcare recommendations, TV-show watch parties, and much more. To join this group, please visit the FSU Women's Veterans Alliance Facebook page

STUDENTS FOR AMERICA'S MILITARY 

The mission of Students for America’s Military (SAM) of FSU is to ACTIVELY provide support for our men and women in our armed forces – past, present, and future. We support veteran initiatives all year long while doing service projects and building connections, while giving back to active armed forces members by sending support to those deployed. On campus we also strive to spread the patriotic spirit and seek to host, co-host, or be involved in as many initiatives as possible to support our troops. For more information on how to get involved, please visit SAM's website

Stem Veterans USA at fsu 

STEM Veterans USA is an organization dedicated to networking veterans in a STEM program with internships and careers. More specifically, this group's focus is on networking veterans in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields with opportunity through Internship, Scholarship, Research, and Networking. For more information on this group, please visit the STEM Veterans USA's Facebook page.

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS (SAME)
Florida State University Panama City

SAME is a national organization with both student and professional charters across the United States. Information on the FSU Panama City campus chapter is here. Grayson (Chance) Smith is the 2022-2023 chapter president and the advisor is Jim Allen.

 

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