Florida Online Education Symposium


A Virtual Academic Tour of Florida Universities

For Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

The Florida Online Education Symposium For Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families was a two-day virtual event held Nov. 14 and 15, 2023 covering a variety of online programs offered by 4-year universities within the State University System of Florida. This academic tour provided attendees the opportunity to speak directly with schools and ask questions as they explore various academic offerings and discover what best suits their educational and professional goals. Participants also heard from military education specialists and university administrators on how to best utilize their military education benefits. Sessions were recorded live and are posted below for your convenience.

Session Recordings

Event Agenda

9-9:15 a.m. Welcome / Opening Session: The Opportunities of Learning Online with a Florida University
9:15–9:45 a.m. Lightning Round: Meet the Schools featuring University of Florida Online, University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Florida Atlantic University
9:45–10:00 a.m. Morning Break
10 a.m–2:45 p.m. University Showcase: Purpose and Lineup
Each university will present for 30 minutes followed by a 15-minute question and answer session.
10:15-11 a.m. -- UF Online
11-11:45 a.m. -- University of Central Florida
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -- University of South Florida
12:30-1:15 p.m. Lunch Recess
1:15-2:00 p.m. -- Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
2-2:45 p.m. -- Florida Atlantic University
2:45-4:45 p.m. Final Session: How to Pay for School Using Your Military Benefits -- Sessions and Q&As
2:45-3:45 p.m. -- G.I. Bill, Veterans Readiness and Employment (VR&E), Dependent Benefits
3:45-4:15 p.m. -- Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA)
Army specific session.
4:15-4:45 p.m. -- State Tuition Assistance (TA) and Educational Dollars for Duty (EDD)
Army Reserve National Guard and Army National Guard specific session

Participating Schools

Don’t be intimidated by online [learning]. You can work your whole life around earning an online education. You can really tailor it to be a customized experience.

Stephanie Gamboa

UF Online graduate and Army veteran

Read Stephanie’s Story