How to Certify My Hours

  • The Veterans Academic Resource Center (VARC) will begin accepting Fall 2020 Enrollment Certification on July 1st, 2020.


Student Veterans and Dependents Using their Educational Benefits for the First Time At UCF:

Complete Step 1:

Step 1:

  • Email our office at and in the subject line indicate: Name, UCFID, and term admitted.
  • The VARC will not be able to accept new incoming students GI Bill documentation until you have spoken with a VARC Representative.
  • For all documentation submitted to the VA online, please make sure you save all confirmation numbers.
  • If you have not been contacted by one of our VA Work-study Students after completing incoming student orientation, please contact us at  Someone will be in contact with you within 3 to 5 business days (not including holidays).

Continuing/Returning UCF Student Veterans & Dependents Using Benefits: (DO NOT FAX FORMS! EMAIL ONLY PLEASE!)

Complete Steps 2 through 6:

Step 2:

  • Locate and Fill out your Chapter benefits certification form (using the link below), this is located in the “Forms and Benefits” tab of the website.
  • Remember only Face to Face and Mixed Mode Courses will counts for Lecture Capture, all others will be considered as Distance Learning.  For information on course modalities for BAH purposes click here.
  • The forms have changed we do not require your social security number for security purposes.
  • An electronic signature is acceptable for the summer 2020 term forward.
  • Complete the form to the best of your ability.

Step 3 (Waivers):

  • If you will be taking courses at another institution you will need to submit Florida Shine paperwork.
  • Any additional waivers may need to be completed (example: Out-of-State Tuition Waiver, Active Duty Waiver, etc.).
  • Waiver forms can be found by clicking here.

Step 4:

  • Email with attached completed paperwork (PDF format is preferred), with your name, UCF Student ID, and Fall 2020 Certification in the Subject Line to

Step 5:

  • You will receive an email confirmation with the attached “Proof of Deferment Form” once we have received and started processing your certification.
  • Due to the number of high amounts of incoming Fall 2020 certifications, our office may not be able to immediately return emails and/or phone call to verify we received your Fall 2020 Certification.

To Certify For Fall 2020 or prior semesters Start Here:

  • Chapter 30 Education Benefits Users – Click Here
  • Chapter 31 Education Benefits Users – Click Here
  • Chapter 33 Education Benefits Users – Click Here
  • Chapter 35 Education Benefits Users – Click Here
  • Chapter 1606 Education Benefit Users – Click Here


For any additional questions please visit the VARC Website, VARC Facebook page, or email us at