Medical Career Academy is an approved Facility in the State of Florida by the Department of Veterans' Affairs by the Bureau of State Approving for Veterans' Training for both EMT and Paramedic programs under Title 38, Chapter 36, United States Code (38 U.S.C. 3671[a] and 3672[a]).
Medical Career Academy is an approved training facility for EDD of Florida for EMT and Paramedic programs only. This educational funding is for Florida National Guard soldiers and airmen. If you are a Florida National Guard member pursuing a higher civilian education level, you may be eligible for state funding to help pay up to 100 percent of your tuition.
The “Educational Dollars for Duty” (EDD) program is available for Florida National Guard Soldiers and Airmen, and can provide public tuition for the period of the Guard member’s service. If you meet the eligibility requirements, EDD can be used for courses that lead toward a Technical Certificate, Associate’s, Baccalaureate or a Master’s Degree. EDD cannot be used toward a Doctorate Degree.
This EDD program is established by Florida Statutes, and the primary purposes of the program are to enhance the Recruiting and Retention Programs of the Florida National Guard and improve the education level of Florida National Guard members.
For more information about EDD or find out your eligibility visit: https://edd.dma.myflorida.com
Call: (904) 823-0339
In accordance with Title 38 US Code § 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. This school will not:
However, to qualify for this provision, such students will be required to:
Provide the enrolling institution with a copy of his/her VA Certification of Eligibility (COE) - A “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website; eBenefits; or a VAF 28-1905 form, for chapter 31 authorization purposes.
Additional criteria to qualify for this provision are also required for such students and listed below:
Note: It is the responsibility of the veteran to advise the Veterans Affairs Office of any changes in status. (i.e., address, withdrawal from class, etc.)
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
REFUND POLICY: In accordance with 38 CFR 21.4255, the refund of the unused portion of tuition, fees, and other charges for veterans or eligible persons who fail to enter a course or withdraw or discontinue prior to completion will be made for all amounts paid which exceed the approximate pro-rata portion of the total charges that the length of the completed portion of the course bears to the total length of the course. The proration will be determined on the ratio of the number of days or hours of instruction completed by the student to the total number of instructional days or hours in the course and must be pro-rata to the very end. An established registration fee in an amount not to exceed $10 need not be subject to proration. Where the established registration fee is more than $10, the amount in excess of $10 will be subject to proration.
STANDARDS OF PROGRESS: Students must be terminated from using VA educational benefits when they are not meeting satisfactory standards of progress. Students may not be re-certified for VA educational benefits until the student achieves satisfactory academic progress.
ACADEMIC CALENDAR: Term dates will be as certified from the start through the end of the term. The hours of enrollment must agree on the VA enrollment certification and the school transcript. The School Certifying Official is to retain a copy of the academic calendar in the student's file for programs approved in clock hours.
TUITION AND FEES: Listed within each program of study. Only those fees authorized by the VA may be submitted on the certification of enrollment.
VA ATTENDANCE: VA Addendum. An attendance record must be kept in the student's file for VA and SAA monitoring purposes. Attendance must be monitored and the policy enforced.
Isakson and Roe 1018 VA Policy Effective: beginning on August 1, 2021 Medical Career Academy will accommodate service members and reservists to be readmitted to a program (EMT/Paramedic) if the student is temporarily unable to attend class due to service requirements, or the students’ studies will be suspended due to service requirements, and the student will be allowed to resume their studies upon return to the school/program.
CREDIT FOR VETERAN’S PREVIOUS EDUCATION AND TRAINING: The school must maintain a written record that clearly indicates official transcripts have been obtained from all post-secondary institutions that the student has attended, those transcripts have been reviewed and evaluated, and appropriate credit has been granted toward the student' s current program, with training time shortened and tuition reduced proportionately, and the veteran so notified.
CERTIFYING OFFICIAL(S): Tiffany Skawski