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Non-VA benefits

Our office recognizes that service members or ROTC cadets may be utilizing benefits outside those managed by the VA and therefore supervised through our office.  Special programs such as the Army or Navy College funds are processed as ‘3rd party billing’ through the Bursars office in Wilbur Cross.

Connecticut Veterans Tuition Waiver:

The Connecticut Veterans Tuition Waiver waives the cost of tuition for eligible veterans and active service members.   To be eligible for veterans’ tuition benefits at any college or university, a veteran must be honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces, 90 days active Military duty during war, and must have resided in Connecticut for at least one day prior to acceptance into a degree program.  Waivers cover only the cost of tuition for credit-bearing undergraduate and graduate programs. For degree programs that do not charge tuition, the amount waived is calculated by multiplying the amount of credits taken in a given term by the current In State per-credit tuition cost, as posted by the Office of the Bursar (www.bursar.uconn.edu).  Other charges, such as for books, student activity and course fees, parking, and room and board, are not waived, and at no time will the amount waived be more than the tuition portion of the fee bill.

If you would like to apply for the CT Veterans Tuition Waiver, please submit the following items to The Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs (located in Arjona 340):

  1. Tax Return
  2. Voter Registration
  3. Vehicle Registration

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Military Spouses

UConn’s Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs (VAMP) is available to assist military spouses with processing educational benefits (including Post 9/11 G.I. Bill) and for providing guidance while making the transition to UConn.  In particular, military spouses in Connecticut may be eligible for educational benefits listed below.  All VAMP support programs and facilities are open and available to all dependents.  Our population of military and veteran dependents is growing quickly here at UConn.  Come be a part!

In-State Tuition:

The state of Connecticut provides for in-state tuition rates for members of the armed forces stationed in Connecticut under military orders, and their spouses and dependents.  Please contact the Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs at veterans@uconn.edu for more information about applying for in-state tuition, if you believe you are eligible for this benefit.

MyCAA – Military Spouse Career Advancement Account:

UConn is a proud participant in the MyCAA program sponsored by the Department of Defense.  MyCAA is an employment assistance program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.  For more information, please go to the MyCAA website or view the MyCAA Fact Sheet.