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Financial Information for Students Eligible for Veteran Educational Benefits


VA DEFERMENT: Florida Statute 1009.27(2) states that any veteran or other eligible student who receives benefits under Chapter 30, Chapter 31, Chapter 32, Chapter 33, Chapter 34, or Chapter 35 of Title 38, U.S.C., or chapter 106 of Title 10, U.S.C., is entitled to one deferment each academic year and an additional deferment each time there is a delay in the receipt of benefits.

PURPLE HEART: Effective Fall Term 2006 and pursuant to Florida Statute 1009.26(8)(c) and (9), Miami Dade College will waive undergraduate tuition for each recipient of a Purple Heart or other combat decoration superior in precedence.  This waiver includes tuition and related fees that all students must pay as part of their instructional costs/costs per credit hour, which are not linked to specific courses.  Fees not included in this waiver are “user” fees.  User fees include laboratory fees and other special fees that support specific programs and/or courses. Please visit our Purple Heart web page.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN AND SPOUSES OF DECEASED OR DISABLED VETERANS AND SERVICEMEMBERS:  Per State Board of Education Rule 6A-20.019 and Florida Statute 295.01, the Florida Department of Education provides scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans and Servicemembers (CSDDV), which include dependent children or unremarried spouses of Florida veterans or servicemembers who died as a result of service-connected injuries, diseases, or disabilities sustained while on active duty or who have been certified by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs as having service-connected 100% permanent and total disabilities.  CSDDV also provides funds for dependent children whose parent is classified as a prisoner of war or missing in action by the Armed Forces of the United States or as civilian personnel captured while serving with the consent or authorization of the United States Government during wartime service.  CSDDV provides funding for tuition and registration fees at an eligible postsecondary institution or the equivalent at an eligible private postsecondary institution in Florida. (Source:

FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID ASSISTANCE: All students are encouraged to apply for Financial Aid. To do so, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Also, scholarship resources are available at For more information on Financial Aid, visit the MDC Financial Aid web site.

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