Frequently Asked Questions
Below, you’ll find some common questions that come up about Full Sail University. If you’re looking for information that you can’t find here, please contact us.
- Does Full Sail accept Military Tuition Assistance (MTA)? MTA is also known as Army Tuition Assistance, Navy Tuition Assistance, etc.
- What types of VA do you accept?
- Will VA cover the entire cost of my education?
- When should I fill out my VONAPP?
- How do I know if I qualify for any benefits?
- Will I need my DD-214?
- Do you accept military transcripts?
- Can I go to school while on active duty?
- I’m transitioning from Active Duty. When is the best time to start?
- Can I use VA benefits along with Financial Aid?
- I’m using Chapter 33, what are the BAH/BHA rates for campus and online?
- Are you a Yellow Ribbon school?
- What is the Yellow Ribbon program?
- How does the Yellow Ribbon program work?
- Am I eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program?
- What is the right benefit for me?
- I’m a dependent of a veteran. What benefits do I have?
- How do I transfer benefits to a dependent attending Full Sail University?
- How do I use my Montgomery GI Bill® benefits at Full Sail?
- Does Full Sail accept the GI Bill or Post-9/11 Bill?
- How do I apply for my benefits?
- When do I receive my benefits?
- Which is better, the Post-9/11 Bill or the GI Bill?
Yes, we will assist in getting required documents to your Educational Service Officer.
- Chapter 30 MGIB-AD
- 1606 MGIB-SR
- Chapter 31 (VR&E)
- Chapter 33 Post 9/11
- Chapter 33 TEB – For Dependents
- Gunny Sergeant Fry
- Chapter 35 (DEA) – For Dependents
- Army College Fund
- Navy College Fund
Every student’s benefits and financial situation is unique. Speak with your Military Enrollment Guide to discuss options available to you.
Before you fill out your VONAPP, be sure to speak to a Military Enrollment Guide to fully understand all of your options.
The Military Department is ready to assist, however ultimately it is up the Department of Veterans Affairs and they can be reached at 1.888.GIBILL1.
Yes, unless you are Active Duty.
It is recommended that all military both active and prior service submit their transcripts for review. These can be found by contacting your Education Officer or at the following websites:
Yes, however, this is a unique situation that is best discussed with your Military Admissions Representative. Certain deployable units and MOS’s/Rates will find going to the University more difficult than others due to job demands. Your Military Admissions Representative will be able to discuss with you all of the options available to you.
The University begins classes once a month. When you speak with your Military Admissions Representative, they will work with you to determine the best start date for you. You may even be able to start prior to your ETS/EAS.
Yes, but you should speak with your Military Enrollment Guide to discuss options available to you.
Updated BAH/BHA rates can be found on the GI Bill web site at http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Yes, Full Sail University is an unlimited Yellow Ribbon participant.
The Yellow Ribbon program is an educational funding opportunity designed to help veteran students and some qualifying dependents cover the cost of their tuition and fees.
The Yellow Ribbon program may pay for all educational-based fees that are not covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill such as tuition, seat deposit, registration fee, and all other institutional fees for eligible students.
If you’re interested in the Yellow Ribbon program, please speak with your Military Admissions Representative to find out if you qualify.
The right benefit differs from student to student. Please contact your Military Enrollment Guide to discuss your options as well as utilize the VA GI BILL Benefits comparison tool found at http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/.
Dependents’ benefits are unique to each individual and each circumstance. Please contact Military Ad to learn more at 800.226.7625.
Each situation is different, but the recommended steps are:
1. Log on the Department of Defense Transfer Education Benefits website (compatible only with Internet Explorer). Submit the Transferability Application to request transfer of benefits to dependent.
2. Dependent must go to VONAPP website and complete the VONAPP VA Form 22-1990e
3. Applicant will receive a copy of the COE
4. Send copies of the VONAPP and COE to Full Sail via fax: 407.551.1089, mail: 3300 University Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792 or email: [email protected]
If you attend one of Full Sail's Degree Programs (thereby making you a full time student), you may receive your GI Bill entitlement provided you contributed the required amount and were honorably discharged. Active Duty or Reservist, time served on Active duty, and whether you are the Veteran, a Survivor, or a Dependent of a Veteran are all factors that determine the amount received. Keep in mind that it usually takes 90 days for your first check to arrive. See our Military page for more details.
Full Sail accepts both.
To learn about the application process, please click here.
It takes the VA 60-90 days to process the initial certification. The initial certification will not be submitted until the student starts classes.
We cannot advise which program would be best for you, as it is based on your individual needs. On the GI Bill website, there is a comparison chart that shows the difference between the Post-9/11 Bill and the MGIB.