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.

Dependents Educational Assistance – DEA (Chapter 35)


The Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA) provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans (Chapter 35).  You must be the spouse or dependent of:

  • A Veteran who died or permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability.  The disabilities must arise out of active service in the Armed Forces.
  • A Veteran who died from any cause while such permanent and total service-connected disability was in existence.
  • A service member missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force.
  • A service member forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
  • A service member who is hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment for a service-connected permanent and total disability and is likely to be discharged for that disability.

Dependents who use Chapter 35 Benefits, the VA will send funds directly to the student.  The student will be responsible for submitting payment for tuition and fees to the university.

Chapter 35 (Dependents Educational Assistance) Forms:

Additional Information for Dependents: