Florida Gateway College is approved for Veteran’s Training

The Florida Gateway College Veterans Affairs Office is located within the Office of Enrollment Services.  For information contact:

Ms. Amanda Luke, Enrollment Specialist I
386.754.4398
amanda.luke@fgc.edu

Important Reminder

Each term for which you choose to use veteran’s benefits, you must notify the Veterans Certifying Official when you register for classes, make any schedule changes, or change your major.

Each term, before the FGC Veterans Certifying Official may certify enrollment, the eligible student must enroll for classes and sign the accountability statement to verify in writing that he/she is choosing to use veteran’s benefits for the term.

Failure to notify the Veterans Certifying Official of registration, schedule changes, or major changes may result in delay of receipt of benefits or the student may be required to repay funds to the VA.

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

Current Payment Rates

Payment Rates can be found at http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/

VA Tutorial Assistance and VA Career Counseling Assistance

Information regarding VA Tutorial Assistance can be found at: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/tutorial_assistance.asp

Information regarding VA Career Counseling can be found at: https://www.vets.gov/employment/

Important Information Regarding Benefits

The VA does not differentiate between independent study or Hybrid courses and considers any course taught in whole or in part by any form of independent study to be independent study.  Therefore the courses listed below and any other remedial/deficiency (developmental education) courses offered as independent study (for example: online, hybrid, remote education) cannot be approved or certified for veteran’s/dependent’s education benefits.

38 CFR 21.4267 (g) states:  Remedial and deficiency courses offered as independent study cannot be approved.

Below are examples of remedial/deficiency courses that are offered in whole or in part either online or some form of independent study.

  • ENC 0015 section 081
  • ENC 0025 section 081
  • MAT 0018 section 081
  • MAT 0028 section 081
  • REA 0007 sections 0I1, 0I2, H81
  • REA 0017 sections 0I1, 0I2, H81

Basic Housing Allowance benefits may be affected based on the type of course(s) taken.  The full amount is not paid if all courses are online.  Any courses taken online may impact your Basic Housing Allowance.  Payment for courses that do not span the full term is not made until after the class starts and stops after the class ends. The VA makes the determination as to how you will be paid once your enrollment is submitted for processing.

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