Location: USF Sarasota-Manatee: SMC C107
USF Tampa: SVC 2127
Telephone: USF Sarasota-Manatee: (941) 359-4459
USF Tampa: 813-974-2291
Website: http://usfsm.edu/students/financial-aid/
Telephone: VA Work Study at USFSM (941) 359-4291
Website USF Tampa http://www.veterans.usf.edu/
Website USFSM http://usfsm.edu/academics/payment-of-tuition-and-fees/financial-aid/veterans-affairs-va-benefits/

The USF System is approved for the education of veterans, eligible dependents, members of the selected reserve, and active-duty personnel who are eligible for benefits under public laws now in effect. All degree programs currently offered at USFSM are approved by the State Approving Agency.

Students who may be eligible for benefits are urged to contact Veterans Services for information, procedures, and forms as early as possible. To initiate, change, or renew benefits at USFSM, a request must be submitted through that office.

To be eligible for full-time VA benefits at USFSM, undergraduate students must enroll for 12 or more semester hours, and graduate students must enroll for 9 or more semester hours each normal academic term. Pro-rated benefits are available for students enrolled less than full-time.

VA regulations require that students take only courses that are applicable to their degree program or other approved programs and make satisfactory progress toward their degree. Students should consult the “Handbook for VA Students”, available at the USFSM Veterans Services office, or log on to USF Veterans Services web site for information on various programs/services and VA rules and regulations. Under no circumstances will the VA pay benefits to a student taking a course by audit. It is the student’s responsibility to inquire concerning all VA rules and regulations and to report any change in number of registered hours, change of majors, or adding a double major or dual degree which affects his/her benefits. Additionally, VA benefits will be terminated for students who are dismissed for academic or disciplinary reasons and can only be reinstated after academic counseling.

Veterans with a service-connected disability approved for benefits under Chapter 31 may contact the Office of Student Financial Services no earlier than two weeks prior to the start of classes for a book and supplies voucher. The VA toll-free number is 1-888-442-4551.