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We’re dedicated to
your service

The Veterans Alliance arrowhead is the proud symbol of Florida State University’s campus-wide commitment to become a national beacon of veteran support and success.

Student Veterans Center

Florida State University provides initiatives that foster a community of past, present and future veterans, raises awareness of veterans issues among campus and local communities, and supports student veterans through graduation and into rewarding careers and graduate-education programs.

Florida State University Panama City is committed to supporting our student veterans and military dependent students by assisting them in their request for certification of VA educational benefits, earned through their service and sacrifice to our country.

At FSU Panama City, our VA certification process has been centralized through the FSU Student Veterans Center in Tallahassee to ensure compliance and that services are in keeping with our commitment to the needs of our student veterans and military dependents. The request for benefits form must be completed and submitted each semester you are enrolled at FSU.

All FSU student veterans and VA benefit recipients have priority registration for courses following their first semester.

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Request benefits

Active-military students, student veterans and dependents using federal benefits are eligible for priority registration, which allows these students to register for future semester courses during the first selection window of each course-registration cycle.

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Veterans Ready Room

The James and Cameron Skinner Ready Room for Veterans is a dedicated space for studying, small group meetings or decompressing and socializing with fellow veteran students between classes.

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Prospective military students

If you are a veteran or military dependent prospective student interested in attending FSU Panama City, please visit our military admissions page to learn more about our campus, academic programs and other resources.

Staff at the FSU Student Veterans Center look forward to working with our FSU Panama City student veterans and military dependents, assisting them in their certification process and answering any questions you may have regarding your VA benefits certification. FSU Panama City students may visit Jim Allen or the staff in the Academic Advising & Student Success Center in Holley rm. C117 or you may contact the Student Veterans Center team members below with any questions you may have:

Cheryl Goodson

Assistant Director for Benefits
(850) 644-1252




Melissa Jarrell

Veterans Retention Specialist and School Certifying Officer
(850) 645-9675

Ashley Pritchard

School Certifying Official
(850) 645-0028

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