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Veterans Services Center Mission Statement

The Mission of the Daytona State College Veterans Center is to provide educational resources and assistance for active military personnel, veterans, their spouses and dependents under the Department of Veteran Affairs Educational Benefits Program. The Veterans Center is focused on assisting with the transition to student life and providing support by offering services, resources, and Military Friendly School Gold Emblem assistance programs through Daytona State College to promote student success.

Veteran Information

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  • New Student Process

    New students to Daytona State College that plan to use VA Benefits need to complete the following steps in order.

    1. Apply for VA Education Benefits - allow up to three weeks for processing
      • Receive your Certificate of Eligibility
    2. Apply for admission to Daytona State College
    3. Request Official Transcripts: military, high school, GED, and all colleges previously attended
    4. Complete Orientation and your New Student Advising session
    5. Register for classes
    6. Submit the following forms to the Student Accounts Office:
  • Continuing Students Process

    Each semester, the following documents need to be submitted to the Student Accounts Office for a benefits claim to be processed with the Veterans Services Office.

    1. Veterans Certification Request
    2. Veterans Deferment
    3. Class schedule and fee statement
  • Training Rates

    Standard 15-19 Week Semester

    Maximum Allowance
    Training Time: Full-time
    Credit Hours: 12 or more

    75% of Maximum
    Training Time: ¾-time
    Credit Hours: 9-11

    50% of Maximum
    Training Time: ½-time
    Credit Hours: 6-8

    Tuition & Fees
    Training Time: Below ½-time
    Credit Hours: 5 or less

    Accelerated & Summer Sessions

    12 Weeks
    Full-time: 8 or more
    ¾-time: 6-7
    ½-time: 4-5

    10 Weeks
    Full-time: 7 or more
    ¾-time: 5-6
    ½-time: 4

    8 Weeks
    Full-time: 6 or more
    ¾-time: 4-5
    ½-time: 3

    6 Weeks
    Full-time: 4 or more
    ¾-time: 3
    ½-time: 2


  • Types of VA Benefits

    Chapter 30

    The Montgomery GI Bill® program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the MGIB.

    Chapter 31 

    The Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment program offers a number of services to help each eligible disabled veteran reach his or her rehabilitation goal. These services include vocational and personal counseling, education and training, financial aid, job assistance, and, if needed, medical and dental treatment. Services generally last up to 48 months, but they can be extended in certain instances.

    Chapter 33 

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after Sept. 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

    Chapter 35 

    Dependents’ Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 36 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

    Chapter 1606 

    The MGIB-Selective Reserve program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.


Contact Us

Veterans Services, Daytona Beach Campus

Wetherell Center (Building 100), Room 205
(386) 506-3956

Chuck Fordham, Veterans Services Coordinator

Wetherell Center (Building 100), Room 205 
(386) 506-3870

Lori Costello - For Certification Questions

Wetherell Center (Building 100), Room 102
(386) 506-3065

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at