Veterans Affairs

Veterans and Others Applying for Veterans Administration Educational Assistance

Daytona State College is an approved institution for veterans training. Veterans eligible for Veterans Administration (VA) benefits must be certified through the college's Veterans Services Office to receive educational benefits. Eligible veterans must also meet Daytona State admission requirements. Application for VA benefits should be started as soon as possible, as approval of benefits can take as long as 90 days. Course approval and certification are required each semester through the Daytona State Veterans Services Office.

For Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch 33) students and VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch 31) students, our tuition policy complies with 38 USC 3679(e) which means Post 9/11 and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment students will not be charged or otherwise penalized due to a delay in VA tuition and fee payments.  For eligibility consideration, a Post 9/11 GI Bill student must submit a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and a Vocational Rehabilitation Student must provide a VAF 28-1905 form. Student must provide copy of COE that proves 100% eligibility.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at


Non-VA Financial Aid

The veteran/dependent student is also eligible to apply for any other financial aid available to the general campus population. This financial aid includes loans, grants, scholarships and student employment. The Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine financial need for all forms of federal aid, as well as most scholarships. You can apply for federal aid at

VA Contacts

If you are or wish to inquire about receiving veterans benefits, please visit the Veterans Center website at for further information about eligibility of benefits. The Veterans Certifying Officer is located in the Veterans Center (Daytona Beach Campus, Building 130, Room 124). Veterans Certifying Officer Lisa Randel can be reached at 386-506-3545 and Veteran Center Coordinator Robert Forman can be reached at 386-506-3065.

For additional information or questions, contact the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office at 1-888-442-4551 or email