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.

How to Complete Transient Paperwork

Step 1:  Florida Shines Website

  • Visit Florida Shine Website, click here
  • Read “What You Need To Know Before You Apply” first
  • Click “Start on check the status of your Transient Student Admissions Application now”
  • Click “Sign in” to log in with your UCF NID”
  • Enter your NID and your NID Password
  • Complete the transient application, then click “Send”

Step 2: Email Final Approval to VARC office

  • Email will be sent each office approves/denies your form.
  • Final Approval email will be sent when your home and transient institution has submitted approval
  • Please save the final approval email and submit to the Veterans Academic Resource Center
  • The VARC will email the transient instution a parent letter

Step 3: Enrollment Certification

  • Certify courses taking at host institution (UCF) with the VARC
  • Certify courses taking at transient instition with their Veterans Center representative


  • Email the Veterans Academic Resource Center at