Apply for Benefits

Benefits Overview

Once you are registered for classes, you must submit a benefits request every semester you wish to use GI Bill to the Office of Veteran Success using CLOCKWORKS. If you are using GI Bill for the first time, or if you used it last semester at a different school/university, you must request a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA under STEP 2. If you have used GI Bill at USF previously, skip STEP 2.

STEP 1 - REGISTER FOR CLASSES

You must be registered for classes in the semester you wish to use GI Bill before you make a request in CLOCKWORKS.

STEP 2 - APPLY FOR VA EDUCATION BENEFIT

Go to the VA's Education Benefits Application Process website at Vets.gov, scroll down and click on "Find Your Education benefits Form", answer all the questions. Save and print the "Claim received" page at the end of the application. You will be asked to upload it in CLOCKWORKS.

Students using Chapter 31

Student veterans using Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation you DO NOT submit a request in CLOCKWORKS.

Important Reminders when using GI Bill

All students using GI Bill at USF need to read and understand the 'Student Responsibilities'. If you are classified as an out-of-state resident for tuition purposes, you may be eligible for an out-of-state tuition waiver.

STEP 3 - SUBMIT BENEFITS REQUEST (CLOCKWORKS)

Use CLOCKWORKS to request your benefit. Ensure you complete CLOCKWORKS application thru Step 5. All students should be prepared to submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or "Claim Received" page (from STEP 2).