Applicants Receiving VA and Social Security Benefits

Few students are admitted purely on academic merit. While the potential for academic success is a primary consideration, UF's comprehensive holistic application review also considers personal essays, academic awards, extracurricular activities, family background and home community. All information in the applicant's file, academic and non-academic, is considered in relation to the size and strength of the applicant pool.

VA Benefits

UF Student Veteran Services

The University of Florida is approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to educate and train veterans, active duty, reservists, guard members, and their spouses or dependents. UF’s Office of Student Veteran Services serves as the liaison between the University of Florida, its students, and the various federal, state, and local agencies concerned with the processing of VA Educational Benefits.

The University of Florida accepts the following VA Educational Benefits:

• Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill

• Chapter 31: Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

• Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill®  

• Chapter 35: Dependents Education Assistance (DEA)

• Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve

Social Security Benefits

Inquiries related to Social Security benefits should be directed to the student’s local Social Security Office. The Office of the University Registrar will complete enrollment certificates issued by the Social Security Administration for students eligible to receive educational benefits, as long as the student is a full-time undergraduate.

A full-time undergraduate load for Social Security benefits is 12 credits per semester; a full-time graduate load is nine credits.