Florida National Guard Educational Dollars for Duty

The Florida National Guard Educational Dollars for Duty (EDD) program is a state legislatively directed and funded education tuition assistance resource. This program is available to Florida National Guard soldiers and Air National Guard members.

This state-based tuition assistance can be used to complete authorized post-secondary education opportunities (associate, bachelor's and master's degrees) as well as vocational/technical industry certifications.

How do your benefits work at FIU?

  • How do I use my education benefits?

    Register and/or login to the Florida National Guard website

    Follow the steps provided on the website to apply for Educational Dollars for Duty.

  • How will I receive this benefit?

    Submit your EDD voucher to FIU’s Student Financials Third Party Billing team. Courses approved/covered will be billed and applied to your account. Any portion not covered by your tuition assistance is the responsibility of the student.

  • Can I use other education benefits with EDD?

    Yes. We highly encourage students to fill out their FAFSA and apply for other funds such as scholarships to help them pay for their tuition and educational expenses. Additionally, using state funds/benefits does not conflict with your federal VA education benefits.


All students are encouraged to submit documentation and questions to veterans@fiu.edu with their full name and Panther ID.

Office of Veteran and Military Affairs
11200 SW 8th Street, TWR 100
Miami, FL 33199