Military & Veterans Resources

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This page is dedicated to provide information, assistance and resources to ensure success of Miami Law’s military, veterans and family members.

Self-Identifying

Miami Law asks that students consider in self-identifying themselves as an active or former military service member or family member to one of our primary contacts. Some students may be eligible for educational benefits because of their own military service or that of a parent. For information concerning such benefits, contact the University of Miami Veterans Affairs Office indicated below.

Financial Aid

Active and former military service members and their families who choose to apply for financial aid should review the Guide to Completing the FAFSA. Those who complete the Free Application for Federal Student aid (FAFSA) will receive both a Shopping Sheet and Award notification once the Office of Financial Aid has determined eligibility for financial aid.

Learn More: Military & Veterans Financial Aid

Military Withdrawal/Readmission Information

Any enrolled law student who is called to active military duty should contact the Dean of Students. Depending on the timing of the activation, the Dean of Students in consultation with the faculty members will determine whether it is feasible for the student to complete the current semester with reasonable accommodations.

In the alternative, the student will be granted a leave of absence for the duration of the active service. In the event of a leave of absence, tuition will be refunded to the student. At such time as the student has concluded active military duty, she or he should contact the Dean of Students to coordinate a plan to resume studies as soon as feasible.

Students are encouraged to review federal student loan borrower benefits available to military service members. The Office of Financial Aid is also available to assist in providing military service members resources to clarify borrower benefits for federal student loans.

Resources for Active and Former Military Service Members and Their Families

If you are a U.S. veteran or a dependent of a veteran and will be using VA education benefits, visit the Veterans Affairs department website for details on which programs the University of Miami participates in and how you can initiate the process to receive your benefits.

You may also contact our Veterans Affairs team at veterans@miami.edu or 305-284-8682. Please note that the veteran or dependent must initiate VA benefits. If you are not clear on which benefits you are eligible for, call the VA Education Hotline at 1-888-442-4551.

If you are interested in connecting with current members, please email your name, contact information, and military branch to the Veteran Students Organization at vso.studorg@miami.edu.

University of Miami Resources

The Counseling Center
Center for Student Services
5600 George Merrick Drive
Building 21-R
Coral Gables, FL 33146
305-284-5511

Office of Student Account Services (payments, billing, etc.)
Bowman Foster Ashe Building
Room 158
P.O. Box 249146
Coral Gables, FL 33146
305-284-6430
saccounts@miami.edu

Veterans Affairs
1350 Miller Drive
University Center, Room 121
Coral Gables, FL 33146
305-284-6418
registrar@miami.edu

Office of Registrar
Esther Molina, Supervisor Veterans Affairs
305-284-36418
e.m.b.fernandez@miami.edu 

Primary Contacts

The School of Law has primary contacts available for active and former military service members and their families and strives to achieve the highest level of customer service to all students.

Dean of Students
Janet Stearns, Dean of Students
Suite A212
305-284-4551
deanofstudents@law.miami.edu

Other Contacts

Academic Achievement
Brian Sites, Director
F309a
305-284-1605
bsites@law.miami.edu

Office of Career and Professional Development
Diane Quick, Executive Director
Suite A112
305-284-2668
dquick@law.miami.edu

Student Accessibility and Inclusion
Jessie Howell, Director
Suite A212
305-284-9907
access@law.miami.edu

Miami Law's Commitment to Veterans