The Veterans Services Office provides resources, tools and assistance to student veterans and eligible dependents who aim to further their education with VA educational benefits. Assistance includes guidance in VA education benefit programs, the application process for new students, certification process, requests for change of program or place of training, student responsibilities, deferments, and more.
The Veterans Student Handbook is available here.
New Student Process
New students to Daytona State College that plan to use VA Benefits need to complete the following steps in order.
- Apply for VA Education Benefits - allow up to three weeks for processing
- Recieve your Certificate of Eligibility
- Apply for admission to Daytona State College
- Request Official Transcripts: military, high school, GED, and all colleges previously attended
- Complete Orientation and your New Student Advising session
- Register for classes
- Submit the following forms to the Student Accounts Office:
Continuing Students Process
Each semester, the following documents need to be submited to the Student Accounts Office for a benefits claim to be processed with the Veterans Services Office.
Standard 15-19 Week Semster
|CREDIT HOURS||TRAINING TIME||MONTHLY RATE OF PAY|
|12 or more||Full time||Maximum allowance|
|9-11||¾ time||75% of maximum|
|6-8||½ time||50% of maximum|
|5 or less||Below ½ time||Tuition and fees|
Accelerated & Summer Sessions
|6 WEEKS||8 WEEKS||10 WEEKS||12 WEEKS|
|Full time||4 or more||6 or more||7 or more||8 or more|
Chapter 33 recipients must be enrolled more than half-time and cannot be in ALL on-line classes in a semester to be eligible for BAH payments.
Types of VA Benefits
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Veterans Services, Daytona Beach Campus
Building 100, Room 205
Brandy MacGregor - For Certification Questions
Student Accounts Specialist
Building 100, Room 102
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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.