The Orlando Financial Aid Department, with the assistance of the Orlando Chapter of the Student Veterans of America, held a very successful hot dog fund raiser for Orlando American Legion Post 183. The Orlando SVA has affiliated with Post 183 and interacts with the Post weekly. Post 183 offered free first year memberships, through March, to Keiser student veterans (normally $30) as well as assigning a Veterans Services Officer to Keiser Orlando so student veterans have an on-campus resource for all aspects of veteran benefits, news updates, and assistance in completing & filing any VA form(s).
The Veterans Certifying Officers in the Financial Aid Department came up with the fund raising idea as a way of acknowledging all the American Legion does for student veterans. The team work between the Orlando campus and the American Legion ensures, as the terms pass, the affiliation between both organizations will only grow and continue to serve the needs of Orlando’s student veteran population.