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Veterans Affairs

SPECIAL NOTICE: Post 9/11 GI Bill students who pursue resident courses converted to an online modality solely due to COVID 19 will continue to receive the MHA rate for resident training. The law only authorizes this special authority from March 1, 2020, to December 21, 2020.

Indian River State College is proud to welcome veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents into our educational programs. The College offers military-friendly classes, convenient course scheduling, and support services to help you reach your educational goals. IRSC has been recognized as a top college by Military Advanced Education.

IRSC Veterans Affairs, a unit within the Office of Financial Aid, helps eligible student veterans, reservists and their dependents understand and apply for educational benefits in compliance with the procedures and regulations of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Students receiving veteran benefits may register for courses online or at any Indian River State College campus. Benefits will be awarded based on the regulations and policies of the VA Educational Benefit Program. Students must notify the IRSC Veterans Affairs Office at the time of registration that they intend to use veteran benefits, so that we may assist you with your course certifications. Late certifications will result in delay of benefit payments, so it is incumbent upon the student to ensure your certification is completed properly.

Military Tuition Assistance is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

How much will TA pay for?

Military Tuition Assistance may pay up to 100% of tuition expenses not to exceed $250 per semester credit hour or $166 per quarter credit hour up to $4,500 per fiscal year (October 1 – September 30).

How do I receive Tuition Assistance?

If you wish to use Tuition Assistance, please reach out to your Education Service Officer (ESO) or a Navy Virtual Education Center (VEC) Counselor to find out how to get started.

For more information about Military Tuition Assistance, please go here.

Each branch of the service has its own eligibility criteria and application process. Please select your branch portal below for the most up-to-date information.


MyCAA

The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship provides a maximum tuition benefit of $4,000 with an annual fiscal year cap of $2,000 to eligible spouses of services members. For more information, please refer to the MyCAA Fact Sheet.

Pursuant to the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, section 3679 of title 38, United States Code, effective August 1, 2019 Indian River State College will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution, when the delay is due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under Chapter 31 or 33. For further details, consult the College Catalog.

Recipients of veteran benefits must meet satisfactory progress standards in order to continue receiving benefits. Additionally, federal law prohibits the certification of courses that do not meet specific degree program requirements.

Contact Us

The Veterans Affairs Office is located in Building W on Main Campus in Fort Pierce.  Contact us at 772-462-7443 or send email to veterans-info@irsc.edu.

Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Wednesday
9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Evening hours may be available during peak registration times.

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