Everglades University is here to help serve our active/reserve military, veterans, and dependents by helping them achieve their educational goals. We listen to our students and implement their feedback to enhance their educational experience here at Everglades University.
What Makes Us Military Friendly
We appreciate your service to our nation, and we have a team dedicated to serving you and/or your family. Our admission’s team will provide information about Everglades University, our programs offered and ready to help you with the next steps. We have a dedicated academic advisor to guide you through your path to obtaining your college degree. Our Military Affairs team is here to walk you through available military and veteran educational benefits.
We also have:
- Flexibility of class scheduling; day, night, weekends, or 24/7 access to online classes
- Small Class Sizes
- Classes start every month; no need to wait until the fall semester Graduate career assistance available
- Military training considered for college credit
- Credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES (DSST)
- Yellow Ribbon Program Participant
To get started, please fill out the Request More Info form to your right and we will get in touch with you.
Veterans Educational Benefits
The Department of Veterans Affairs helps veterans, service members, and their family with their educational goals. To learn more about what benefits might be available to you and your family, please visit http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/ or by contacting Everglades University’s Military Affairs Department at (561) 912-1211.
Everglades University is a consortium member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) offering educational flexibility.
Tuition Assistance (TA)
If you are currently serving on active duty in the military, you may have education benefits available to you. Tuition Assistance is a benefit administered by each branch of service and each branch has their own application process, eligibility, restrictions, and award amounts. The steps below will help guide you through the process for using military tuition assistance:
- Discuss your educational goals with direct supervisor or unit commander, as approval from your unit is often required
- Meet with an Education Services Officer (ESO) or a military education counselor
– Receive information on Tuition Assistance (eligibility, responsibility, restrictions)
– Explore the options available to you with your ESO or Education Counselor
– Set educational goals and how best to achieve them
- Learn more and apply for Tuition Assistance through the appropriate branch’s:
– Air Force
– Coast Guard
– Marine Corps
- Select Everglades University as your academic institution
- Submit Tuition Assistance approval to Everglades University and register for approved courses
Additional Financial Services
The Financial Services Department at Everglades University provides students with assistance in applying for financial aid to pay tuition for their educational expenses while attending the University. The Financial Services Department has established procedures which assure fair and consistent treatment of all applicants. Everglades University believes that the primary responsibility for educational costs rests with the student and his/her family. However, financial aid is available to meet the difference between a personal student’s resources and his/her actual needs. Everglades University examines the total cost associated with attending the University including, but not limited to, tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, personal and allowable travel expenses, and other miscellaneous expenses.
To help you understand your options to pay for the costs associated with attending Everglades University, you can use the Net Price Calculator.
Everglades University uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to document and collect information used in determining a student’s eligibility for financial aid. You can learn more about Federal Student Aid online at www.studentaid.gov Your Application is confidential and is through the Department of Education website.
Important: To apply for the 2023-24 Academic Year the FAFSA form must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2024. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 8, 2024. Also, each state has its own deadline, please contact a financial aid advisor to determine your state’s deadline, it may be sooner than the date mentioned above.
Prior to enrolling for courses at Everglades University, the school will provide a completed College Financing Plan, this document will assist you in understanding the cost of tuition, estimated cost of living expenses (includes transportation, room and board), expected financial aid (to include Scholarships, Grants, Loan Options and Military/Veteran Educational Benefits) and any other expected costs not covered by aid. Everglades University does not provide residential student housing.
Everglades University maintains a full-time Financial Services Department at each campus to meet student needs. Students are encouraged to make appointments with a Financial Services Administrator to ensure that they obtain the funding needed for their university investment.
Please contact a Financial Aid Advisor at one of our campuses below:
Everglades University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Everglades University. Programmatic accreditation is not required for the degree majors offered at Everglades University. Subsequently, Everglades University maintains no Specialized or Programmatic accreditation.
Everglades University is a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF). For additional information, please contact ICUF at 542 East Park Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32301: phone (850) 681-3188 or by fax (850) 681-0057. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education at 325 West Gaines St., Suite #1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399; toll-free (888) 224-6684; fax (850) 245-3234.
Everglades University is compliant with 38 USC 3679(e). For Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Ch 33) students and VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch 31) students, our tuition policy complies with 38 USC 3679(e) which means Post 9/11 and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment students will not be charged or otherwise penalized due to a delay in VA tuition and fee payments. For eligibility consideration, a Post 9/11 GI Bill student must submit a VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and a Vocational Rehabilitation Student must provide a VAF 28-1905 form. Please see 38 USC 3679(e) for complete details.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.