We are committed to our military applicants and want to help you through the application process. FIU Online admission counselors are available to answer any questions you may have.
For Veterans of the U.S. Military veterans ready to apply to FIU Online, just follow our admissions requirements to be certain we have everything we need to process your application:
You are invited to complete your first two years of college by earning an Associate in Arts degree (AA) at one of the participating colleges of your choice. If you earn the Associate in Arts within a 3-year timeframe, you will be provided automatic admission. If you haven’t used your G.I. Bill you need to apply for the benefit. Apply for veterans' benefits with VONAPP (Veterans online application). All veterans need to complete an FIU admissions application.
Step 1: Review your benefits.
To receive Veterans G.I. Bill benefits as a student at FIU, you must provide your certificate of eligibility, (sent to the VA). If you are transferring you will need to fill out VA form 22-1995 if you are the Veteran or VA form 5495 for Dependents, and submit a completed Veterans Request for Enrollment Certification Form once you are registered and have finalized your semester schedule to the University's Veterans and Military Affairs Office. (EXCEPTION: Applicants for Chapter 31 must first meet with a USDVA counselor).
Monthly Verification for Chapter 30, 1607, and 1606 recipients
Once you are certified for your benefits, you must verify your enrollment with the VA at the end of each month before you will receive your payment. Be sure that you have verified exact start and end dates for any session classes in which you are enrolled that are shorter or extend beyond the regular semester. To verify your enrollment, go to the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or call 1-877-823-2378. If you notice either class dates or credit amounts are incorrect while verifying, please contact the FIU Veteran and Military Affairs Office for assistance.
Eligibility criteria and benefit amounts vary for VA Educational programs from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (USDVA). You'll find explanations of the specifics at the links below: monthly stipends, eligibility periods, financial aid criteria, and any other documentation required to receive benefits.
REAP (Reserve Educational Assistance Program - Chapter 1607)
DEAP (Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program - Chapter 35)
Step 2: Submit your application.
Submit your application to be eligible for merit based scholarships.
Step 3: Pay your fees.
Submit your $30 application fee or SAT/ACT waiver.
Step 4: Submit official sealed transcripts.
Submit official sealed transcripts in a sealed envelope to:
Florida International University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 659003
Miami, FL 33265-9003
Step 5: Submit proof of degree or diploma.
Submit proof of degree or diploma.
GI Bill Information.
Payment is based on the number of credits you are taking:
Full-time: 12 hours
3/4-time: 11 hours - ¾ time
Half-time: 6 - 8 hours - ½ time
Less than 6 hours: reimbursed at a rate not to exceed the tuition & fees charged for the course(s).
The GI Bill will allow you to attend more than one college at a time, as long as the classes at both institutions count towards your degree, and the school granting your degree accepts the classes at the second school as part of your degree requirements. If you would like to take classes at another institution to transfer back to FIU contact the FIU Veteran and Military Affairs Office .
The GI Bill will not pay you to take the same classes twice unless you receive a failing grade in a class that is a graduation requirement. Audited classes and zero-credit classes are not eligible to be paid by the G.I. Bill even if they are required.
The Office of Veterans Affairs assists all veterans and their dependents who wish to receive VA educational benefits. The Office also provides personal counseling, fee deferments, tutorial assistance, and work-study jobs. Veterans who are planning to attend the University should contact the Veteran and Military Affairs office prior to the date of entry. Such time is required to expedite the processing of paperwork for educational allowances from the Veterans Administration.
Fall/Spring Semesters 9 Credit Hours
¾ time 7 credits
Half-time 5 credits
Less than half-time 4 credits
Summer A,B and dynamically dated courses within a semester
Full-time dated courses 6 credits
¾ time 4-5 credits
Half-time 3 credits
Less than half-time 2 credits
Note that audited credits and zero credit courses, even if it is a requirement, do not count toward training status definitions and are unable to be authorized for payment. For additional information regarding Veterans educational programs, visit Veteran and Military Affairs or contact the office directly at Modesto A. Maidique Campus: VA/TWR, 305-348-2838; or firstname.lastname@example.org.