Active military, military veterans and dependent students may use their educational benefits to pursue their academic and career goals at FGC. We appreciate your service and are honored to be considered in your educational planning.

Veteran Services

Please follow the steps below as you plan your FGC educational career. Keep in mind that only the first two enrollment steps (apply and high school transcript) are required for admission, but some remaining steps can be completed simultaneously to expedite your enrollment.

Apply for Admission - Free!

Apply online at www.fgc.edu – Apply Now. Or complete paper application and submit to Enrollment Services, Bldg. 15. See the Academic Calendar online for admission deadlines.

Transcripts

Submit high school transcript, transcripts for all colleges your previously attended and military transcript to Enrollment Services, 149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL 32025.We will evaluate your college/military transcript(s) for transfer credit as they are received and notify you at your wolves email account upon completion. This step is necessary to receive advising, financial aid and ability to register for classes.

Get your VA benefits file started

To use your VA educational benefits at FGC, we need you to complete the appropriate forms and submit required documents for your benefit type. Select the option below that applies to you to see detailed steps for accessing your benefits at FGC.

Montgomery GI Bill – Non Reservist

Follow these steps if you have never used benefits before:

  • Complete VA Application for Educational Benefits:
  • Submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 copy) to the following address: Florida Gateway College, Attn: Amanda Luke, 149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL 32025
  • Make an appointment with our VA Certifying Official, Amanda Luke, by calling 386-754-4398

Follow these steps if you have used benefits at another college:

  • Complete Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Form:
  • Submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 copy) to the following address: Florida Gateway College, Attn: Amanda Luke, 149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL 32025
  • Make an appointment with our VA Certifying Official, Amanda Luke, by calling 386-754-4398

Follow these steps if you have previously attended and used benefits at FGC, but it has been over a year:

Montgomery GI Bill – Select Reserve

Follow these steps if you have never used benefits before:

  • Complete VA Application for Educational Benefits:
  • Submit a copy of your DOD Form 2384 (NOBE) Notice of Eligibility. This form is issued through the Reserve Unit to the following address: Florida Gateway College, Attn: Amanda Luke, 149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL 32025
  • Make an appointment with our VA Certifying Official, Amanda Luke, by calling 386-754-4398

Follow these steps if you have used benefits at another college:

  • Complete Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Form:
  • Submit a copy of your DOD Form 2384 (NOBE) Notice of Eligibility. This form is issued through the Reserve Unit to the following address: Florida Gateway College, Attn: Amanda Luke, 149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL 32025
  • Make an appointment with our VA Certifying Official, Amanda Luke, by calling 386-754-4398

Follow these steps if you have previously attended and used benefits at FGC, but it has been over a year:

Survivors and Dependents Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program

(For surviving spouses and children of veterans who died of a service-connected death or disability, or for surviving spouses and children of a veteran with a permanent service-connected disability)

Follow these steps if you have never used benefits before:

  • Complete VA Application for Educational Benefits:
  • Submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 copy) to the following address: Florida Gateway College, Attn: Amanda Luke, 149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL 32025
  • Make an appointment with our VA Certifying Official, Amanda Luke, by calling 386-754-4398

Follow these steps if you have used benefits at another college:

  • Complete Dependents’ Request for Change of Program or Place of Training Form:
  • Submit a copy of documentation proving disability percentage/service connected death to: Florida Gateway College, Attn: Amanda Luke, 149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL 32025
  • Make an appointment with our VA Certifying Official, Amanda Luke, by calling 386-754-4398

Follow these steps if you have previously attended and used benefits at FGC, but it has been over a year:

Vocational Rehabilitation

This benefit is designed to assist veterans with a service-connected disability in obtaining and maintaining employment. A service-connected disability rating is required as part of the eligibility requirements.

  • Veterans should apply for Chapter 31 benefits through the County Veterans Service Office.
  • Submit a copy of the 28-1905 form to: Florida Gateway College, Attn: Amanda Luke, 149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL 32025
  • Make an appointment with our VA Certifying Official, Amanda Luke, by calling 386-754-4398
Acceptance

Receive your letter of acceptance that will include important information like log-in information for MyFGC and student email, as well as steps following admission.

Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) whether you think you are eligible or not. Many scholarship opportunities at FGC require a completed FAFSA. Check this step off your list as early as possible – may be done prior to admission. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov

FGC school code: 001501. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Proof of Residency

This requirement allows you to receive in-state tuition rates. You may complete this step when you apply for admission by submitting the residency form and documents. Proving residency reduces your tuition over 70%. For example, a 3 credit class will cost $310 instead of $1175.

Placement Testing (if needed)

To access test prep materials and to schedule an exam, go to Test Center. The Test Center is located in Building 17 and may be contacted at test.center@fgc.edu or 386-754-7378.

Advising

Advising is required before you register to discuss your academic plan. Make an appointment by contacting Office of Advising Services at advising@fgc.edu or at 386-754-4222. Advising is located Student Union Building, Bldg. 14. If you are in an AS, Certificate or ATD program, please check the Advising Guide to determine your advisor.

Orientation

If required for your program, you will schedule your orientation date when you meet with your advisor.

Register for Classes

Register through MyFGC or in person at the Office of Enrollment Services in Bldg. 15.

Submit schedule and Sign Accountability Statement

You must submit your schedule to Amanda Luke, VA Certifying Official, located in Building 15. Also, each semester you will be required to sign VA Benefits Accountability Statement Form. If you make any changes to your schedule after submission to VA Certifying Official, you must provide a new copy of the schedule.

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