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VetSuccess on Campus

VetSuccess on Campus helps active-duty service members, veterans and eligible dependents make a smooth transition to college and complete their educational goals.

VA-UWF Partnership on Campus

The VetSuccess on Campus program is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and UWF. The VA has placed a full-time, experienced vocational rehabilitation counselor on campus to assist the growing number of service members, veterans and dependents attending school under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and other VA education programs. This counselor serves as a one-stop liaison for veterans, active-duty military and eligible dependents who attend or plan to attend UWF.

The VSOC counselor is trained to provide academic and vocational guidance to veterans and help connect them to other VA benefits, including health care and mental health services. The VSOC counselor maintains close relationships with local VA vet centers and VA medical facilities, referring service members, veterans and dependents as needed and providing assistance applying for VA medical and nonmedical benefits.

In addition, VA's Education and Career Counseling Program offers a great opportunity for transitioning service members, veterans and eligible dependents to get personalized counseling and support to guide their career paths, ensure most effective use of their VA benefits, and help them achieve their goals. Visit UWF's VSOC counselor on campus to learn more about this program.

VetSuccess on Campus Counselor (VSOC) Rebecca Baisden is located in Building 38, Room 147. She is available Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. to help with any questions one might have regarding:

Information on VA benefits, to include:

  • GI Bill®
  • VA Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Disability Compensation
  • VA Medical Care
  • Home Loan
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Resume Development

Rebecca can be reached at 850.474.2550, or  

VA’s GI Bill® website offers tools to help veterans transition from military service to student success. For career assistance, including connecting to employers looking to hire service members, veterans and dependents, the VA Careers and Employment Center is a one-stop-shop offering online tools and resources.