Education

Benefits of Higher Education in Florida

Florida waives out-of-state tuition fees for all honorably discharged veterans. This means that if you are a veteran from another state and are accepted into a Florida state college or university, you will qualify for in-state tuition rates, as long as you reside in the state of Florida while pursuing your degree.  Learn about the other great educational benefits for veterans.

Accolades for Florida Schools

Florida has great technical schools, colleges and universities for veterans to start or continue their education. In 2017, U.S. News and World Report named Florida the “Best State for Higher Education,” recognizing the state’s significant achievements in areas including graduation rates, low debt at graduation, and tuition and fees. Three Florida schools were among the top 25 in Military Times’ 2016 Best for Vets Colleges ranking—University of South Florida, St. Petersburg College and Florida State University. And University of North Florida was named "Military Friendly School" by GI Jobs Magazine.

Resources for Veterans

Florida’s institutions of higher learning not only offer a high-quality education across numerous specialties but also an extraordinary level of support for veterans. The schools feature Veterans resource centers geared to ensuring the academic and social success of veterans, and to helping them take full advantage of their GI Bill benefits. Many of the schools are located in veteran-friendly communities and also have a student body that comprises a large number of veterans. Seven schools around the state participate in the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program, which provides tuition-free instruction for veterans seeking to own and operate a business.

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Florida Universities, Colleges and Technical Schools

Broward College - North Campus Veterans Resource Center

VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER
Fort Lauderdale | South Florida
111 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Chipola College Veterans Resource Center

VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER
Marianna | North Florida
Office of Veterans Affairs
Bldg. A, Rm. 114
3094 Indian Cir.
Marianna, FL 32446
850-718-2290
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Daytona State College Veterans Resource Center

VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER
Daytona Beach | Central Florida
Bldg. 130, Rm. 124
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
386-506-3065
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Eastern Florida State College Veterans Resource Center

VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER
Cocoa | Central Florida
Cocoa Campus
Building 11, Room 113
1519 Clearlake Rd.
Cocoa, FL 32922

Melbourne Campus
Bldg. 1, Rm. 140
3865 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32935
321-433-7880
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Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University Veterans Resource Center

VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER
Tallahassee | North Florida
Foote-Hilyer Admin. Center, Suite 103
1700 Lee Hall Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32307
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Florida Atlantic University Veterans Resource Center

VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER
Boca Raton | South Florida
777 Glades Rd.
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561-297-4725
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