Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) Students: Monthly Call-in Verification Required

As of  Friday, December 17, 2021, students using Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) Educational Benefits will be required to verify their enrollment. The VA Educational Office will be sending communications to you in the coming months, be on the lookout for more information.

Please visit the Verification of Enrollment webpage for information about the new requirement.

UCF Continuing Education Programs:

All programs offered through UCF Continuing Education are not approved as part of the GI Bill Educational Benefits.  Graduate Certificate Programs are eligible for GI Educational Benefits.  Approved list of Graduate Certificate Program, click here.

Please consult with the Veterans Academic Resource Center and/or the VA Educational Office directly before enrolling into any these programs.

Meet the Team

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Veteran Services Director



Director, Veteran Services



VARC Staff

Joshua “JJ” Johnson

Assistant Director: UCF/VA Compliance, Community Relations, Communications, Events, and Chapter 31: Veterans Readiness and Employment


Student Resource Specialist II: Academic/Career Advising, Engagement, and Programming, Peer Mentoring Programs, School Certifying Official, STEM Extensions

Matt Winstel (Navy Veteran)

Office Support Assistant: VA Liaison, Lead School Certifying Official, VA Worksite Supervisor, Veteran Knights Advisor


VARC Peer Mentors


Deaja Murphy

Peer Mentor - Dependents


VA Workstudy Students

Yamil Cassareal (Marine Veteran)

VA Workstudy Student

Angeline De Jesus

VA Workstudy Student

Jessica Melendez

VA Work Study Student

Kevin Shoham (Army National Guard)

VA Workstudy Student

Gable Toombs (Navy Veteran)

VA Work Study Student



Phone Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone 407-823-2707
Location Addition Financial Arena, Room 4202 East Plaza Drive

Veterans Academic Resource Center
4202 East Plaza Drive
Orlando, FL 32816-3505