The Veterans Academic Resource Center (VARC) recognizes and supports student veterans as they transition from military to student life. The VARC, a unit of the Registrar’s Office, is a collaboration among the offices of Career Services, the Counseling Center, Student Academic Resource Center, Student Disabilities Services, and Transfer and Transition Services, and provides the home for Veteran Services.

VARC has been designated as a center for excellence for veteran-student success, and since 2011 UCF has been named a “Military Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs magazine.

VARC serves all veteran students and eligible dependents who are using VA educational benefits to further their education. The office provides information concerning entitlements, filing claims to the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), certifying enrollment at the University, and deferring tuition and fee payments. Veterans and eligible dependents must be certified through VARC each term to receive VA educational benefits.

All veterans and eligible dependents are urged to consult VARC early in the UCF admissions process for information about veteran services. To maintain eligibility for VA education benefits, students must adhere to the policies and procedures for VA educational benefits as noted on the GI Bill website.