Deferment

Students using Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) or Chapter 33 (the Post 9/11 GI Bill®) benefits are permitted to attend or participate in the course of study beginning on the date on which the student provides to the College of Central Florida a Certificate of Eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31 or 33. CF will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees or the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other college facilities. CF will not require any student who is using Chapter 31 or 33 to borrow additional funds due to the student’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to CF due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs under Chapter 31 or 33.

Students must submit their Certificate of Eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance no later than the first day of a course of study for which they have indicated they would like to use their educational benefits and provide a copy of their schedule to the Veterans Center, Building 11, at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, or email the schedule to veterans@cf.edu. A student is then protected in his or her courses while the Veterans Administration processes payment to CF. This benefit is afforded to the student as long as he or she is receiving benefits under Chapter 31 or 33.

In accordance with Florida law and college policy, any eligible veteran or dependent wishing to pursue an approved program within the parameters of Chapter 30, 33, 35, or 1606, or 1607 will have upon request, 60 days after the first day of classes to pay registration fees.
  • During summer terms, the deadline for payment of VA deferred fees will be 10 days before the last day of scheduled classes. 
  • Only ONE fee deferment per academic year is allowed. 
  • VA students are responsible for payment of all deferred fees by the due date regardless of whether or not they have received benefits from the VA.
  • Veteran and dependent students receiving a VA deferment will be expected to pay their tuition and fees by the date on their VA deferment contract. If the fees are not paid by the due date on the VA Deferment contract, the following may occur:
    • The student may be barred from class attendance. 
    • The student may be administratively withdrawn from current class enrollment and earn no grades or credits for the term.
    • No grades, transcripts or other academic records will be issued from the Office of the Registrar.
    • The student’s VA benefits will be terminated along with current semester enrollment and reported to the VA. This will result in an overpayment status with the Veteran’s Administration and any received VA funds may need to be returned to the VA.

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