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About Veterans Benefits

About Veterans Benefits

Nova Southeastern University has been actively supporting service members and their families for more than 45 years. NSU is committed to assisting veterans in taking advantage of their educational benefits and providing them and their families with opportunities for educational and career growth. 

On our web pages you will find important information on the following:

Veterans have earned the right to use their educational benefits for the purpose it was intended for, and we at Nova Southeastern University are both pleased and honored to assist you in utilizing it to your best advantage. We welcome you to our university and hope you will significantly benefit through your studies.


The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30.

Visit the GI Bill® website for a more detailed description of Chapter 30 benefits.

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 vocational rehabilitation through the County Veteran Services Office. They will receive guidance from the Vocational Rehabilitation and Counseling Division of the DVA regarding application and admission requirements.

Visit the GI Bill® website for a more detailed description of Chapter 31 benefits.

Please note that the case manager must provide VA Form 1905 in order for NSU to process your benefits.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill®, commonly referred to as Chapter 33, offers the following benefits to veterans:

  • Tuition and fees-annual entitlement of $23,671.94. Please note: This amount is subject to change based on annual VA allocations.
  • Housing allowance - based on several factors, including where you attend classes
  • Funds for books and supplies- up to $1,000 a year

Beginning August 1, 2020, Post-9/11 GI Bill®   recipients (Chapter 33) may be eligible for increased benefits. For more information, view the VA's Consolidation of Benefit Level Postcard. 

For information on the NSU Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program  visit the NSU Yellow Ribbon Scholarship page.

DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

Visit the GI Bill® website for a more detailed description of Chapter 35 benefits.

The MGIB-SR program may be available to you if you are a member of the Selected Reserve. The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Veterans may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits. Benefit entitlement ends 14 years from the date of eligibility for the program, or on the day the service member has left the selected reserve. The VA pays a monthly stipend based on the number of credits taken in the academic program.

Visit the GI Bill® website for a more detailed description of Chapter 1606 benefits.

REAP is a United States Department of Defense education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President of the United States and/or Congress. The Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security will determine who is eligible for the program. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will administer the program and pay benefits from funds contributed by the Department of Defense. The VA pays a percentage of the Montgomery GI Bill based on the aggregate length of service on active duty and the number of credits taken in the academic program.

Visit the GI Bill® website for a more detailed description of Chapter 1607 benefits.

If you have additional questions, you may contact NSU’s VA Certifying Official in the Horvitz Administration Building on the main campus in Fort Lauderdale during the hours listed below.

VA Certifying Official
800-541-6682, ext. 27236
Fax (954) 262-3966
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has assigned NSU to the Muskogee Regional Processing Office.

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Muskogee Regional Processing Office
P.O. Box 8888
Muskogee, OK 74402-8888


News and Announcements

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Increased effective October 1, 2020

The Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) subsistence allowance rates have increased by 1.43 percent effective October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021. The subsistence allowance is a monthly benefit based on the rate of attendance (full time, three quarter time, or half time), the number of dependents, and the type of education program. Eligible students automatically receive the increase. Since the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays subsistence allowance for training that has been completed in the previous month, the first payment at the increased rate is reflected in the November 1, 2020 subsistence allowance payment/disbursement.

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact your VR&E counselor at your local VA Regional Office (RO). You can find your closest VA RO here:, or call 1-800-827-1000.

Special COVID Rules Extended under the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021, and Other Extensions Act

With the passage of H.R.8337 - Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act, the special COVID-19 rules have been extended to December 21, 2021. Among other things, Post 9/11 GI Bill® students who pursue resident courses converted to an online modality solely due to COVID-19 will continue to receive the monthly housing allowance (MHA) rate for resident training. Contact NSU’s school certifying officials at if your training modality changed due to COVID-19.

Changes to Chapter 33 Benefit Levels Effective August 1 Increase Amount VA Covers for those with fewer Months of Service

Post-9/11 GI Bill® recipients (Chapter 33) may be eligible for increased benefits effective August 1, 2020. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pays Post-9/11 GI Bill®  benefits at different rates (known as benefit levels) based on length of service. Effective August 1, 2020, rates have changed as follows:

  • 40% benefit level has been eliminated
  • Students that were previously eligible for 40% are now eligible for 50%
  • Students that were previously eligible for 50% are now eligible for 60%

Veterans may use the GI Bill® Comparison Tool to determine the entitlement they can receive for their education, training, and housing. For more information, please view the VA’s Consolidation of Benefit Level Postcard.



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