FINANCIAL AID OFFICE

AVOIDING OBSTACLES

Veteran Status 

The definition of veteran on the FAFSA is different than that used by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Therefore, students who are not considered veterans by the VA are often considered veterans when applying for federal aid.

Students who think they meet the federal aid definition of veteran but do not clear this match must submit a copy of the DD-214, member 4 or a letter from their unit indicating that they will be discharged before the end of the academic year.