In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans’ benefits programs provided by the states. The following are the Florida veterans’ benefits programs for education in 2018.
Florida Undergraduate Tuition Waiver
Florida waives undergraduate-level tuition at state universities, community colleges, and career and technical training facilities for Florida recipients of the Purple Heart and higher combat decorations in superior precedence.
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Education for Children Of Deceased Or Disabled Florida Veterans
Florida provides four-year college educational opportunities for dependent children and spouses of veterans who died from a service connected disability or who are 100% percent service-connected totally and permanently disabled veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
For more information, call toll free (888) 827-2004. Dependent children of service members Missing In Action or Prisoners Of War may also be eligible for tuition benefits.
Florida Tuition Assistance
Florida has an Independent Tuition Assistance Program.
The “Educational Dollars for Duty” (EDD) Program
For Florida National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, and can provide public tuition for the period of the Guard member’s service.
Educational dollars for duty will pay up to 100 percent of public tuition and will pay private tuition at the average Florida state school public tuition rate.
For more information regarding Florida veterans benefits, please visit – Florida Department of Veterans Affairs
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