Veterans Services

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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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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.

Veteran Career Resources

The Career Center at Florida State University thanks you for your service. We are here to assist you as you transition from service member to Student Veteran and plan for post-graduation.


  • “As a student veteran, the high level of resources and active engagement the university provides has made it incredibly easy to use all my benefits to the full extent.” 
    Technical Sergeant Jessica Quaile


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  • “Being involved in the FSU Panama City campus has been an incredible experience. Not only do I receive excellent academic support, but I also feel consistently supported by my professors, even during short-notice deployments or temporary duty assignments (TDYs).” — Senior Airman (SrA) Bethany Bonilla-Colon


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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. After registering for your classes, be sure and submit the Request for Benefits form online ASAP to ensure you don’t delay delivery of your VA benefits for the semester you are enrolled.

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

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:

Melissa Ludlam

Assistant Director for Benefits
(850) 645-9675



School Certifying Official
(850) 645-0028


Kendra Daley

School Certifying Official
(850) 644-1252 


Ken Cargill

School Certifying Official
(850) 644-9562