In addition to our regular office hours, our team continues to offer online office hours:
Web Video Meetings: Tuesdays 9a.m. to 12p.m. - Jon Ramos will be available by scheduling an appointment in advance
Jon Ramos is the main POC for National Guard Tuition waivers.
Web Video Meetings:
To schedule an appointment with Rob Passmore:
Currently enrolled UConn students schedule an appointment here.
All others schedule a meeting here.
Rob Passmore is the main POC for CH31 VRE benefits.
(Note: Current UConn students will log in with their NetID to schedule an appointment and a link will be sent via UConn email. If you do not have a NetID, please email to request an appointment). To allow time to get a link sent to you, please schedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance.
Welcome to UConn!
“The University of Connecticut’s Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs would like to welcome you and thank you for your service. Our goal is to provide a supportive environment for all Veterans and members of the military who attend UConn, and for each of them to know that they are an important and integral part of the University.”
- Alyssa Kelleher, Director, UConn's Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Where do I start? Applying to UConn? Want to request Information?
If you are applying to the University of Connecticut and are planning on using your benefits, we have put together these handy checklists for you to follow. It will guide you from start to finish and ensure you are squared away -click on the appropriate checklist.
CH31 Vocational Rehabilitation checklist
CH30 MGiB and 1606 Select Guard and Reserve checklist
CH33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® Checklist (Veteran and Dependent using Transferred Benefits)
CH35 Dependent Educational Assistance Checklist
Just want more information? Want us to contact you? Fill out the Information Request with some basic information to get us started, and we will contact you.
UConn Veterans Community
The Veteran Community at UConn is an open, welcoming, supportive community of people who have sacrificed in service to our great nation. The Veteran Community encompasses nearly 1,500 students, staff and faculty who are:
• Current Active Duty military and members of any of the uniformed services
• Current members of the Air or Army National Guard
• Current active or inactive Reservists of any of the armed services
• Those who have previously served in any capacity in the uniformed services
• Spouses, children, and any other dependents of any current or prior member of the uniformed services
Using Benefits? Submit Your Form D!!
Each semester you are a student at the University of Connecticut and are planning on using your benefits, you need to submit your Form D to UConn's Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs. Whether you are using Benefits from the VA, the Connecticut Veterans Tuition Waiver, or the National Guard Tuition Waiver, you need to submit your Form D. We recommend you submit the Form D immediately after registering for classes. The Form D is available online, so you can complete it anywhere.
Important Updates! Tuition Waivers at UConn
Important Updates: National Guard & State Veterans Tuition Waiver and NEW FORM D, AMENDED FORM D, and STATE VETERANS TUITION WAIVER FORMS
Since May Term 2017, both the National Guard tuition waiver and the State Veterans tuition waiver can be used for ALL academic terms (including summer and winter sessions). Also, they can both be used for all approved degree and certificate programs. More information about eligibility requirements and how to apply for these tuition waivers can be found under “Benefits” and the “National Guard & State Veterans Tuition Waiver”
Leaving/separated from the military? Not sure where to start with college applications?
For anyone who is a veteran, or who will soon be leaving active duty and doesn't know where to begin in the college application process, the Veterans Upward Bound Program can help.
Did you know? UConn waives the application fees for veterans and active military . . . .
The University of Connecticut waives the application fees for veterans and those currently serving in the military, for both the undergraduate application and the graduate school application. Please refer to the website for Undergraduate Admissions or the Graduate School for more information.
HUSKY VET GAZETTE – March 2023
- Form D Reminder
- VA Connecticut Healthcare Visits
- Vet Center Visit
- Pfizer Summer Opportunity
- And much more . . . .
Please contact us so we can assist you!
Phone: (860) 486-2442
On-campus location: Hawley Armory Rm. 100B
UConn Veteran of the Month – Shane Forzano
- VA reaches $1 Billion in grants awarded to states, territories, and Tribes for Veteran cemeteries March 28, 2023
- VA lowers interest rates, makes housing more affordable for Native American Veterans March 22, 2023
- New VA mission statement recognizes sacred commitment to all Veterans, their families, caregivers and survivors March 16, 2023
- VA announces goal to house 38,000+ Veterans experiencing homelessness in 2023 March 15, 2023
UConn Veteran of the Month – Shane Forzano
The Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs (VAMP) at UConn is pleased to recognize Shane Forzano as UConn's Veteran of the Month. Shane is currently a staff member in the VA Work Study program, assisting fellow military-connected students with their questions and concerns in the VAMP office. He served as an infantryman (11B) in the Army National Guard with C Company, 1-102nd Infantry. He was in for 6 years and says one of his most memorable experiences was during his deployment to Kenya 2021-2022. "Training the Kenyan Army and operating in that part of the world was definitely an experience I'm grateful for and one that gave me a better perspective of the world."
Shane will be graduating the end of this semester. While at UConn, his goal was to intern at a big bank and land a full time offer post graduation. Both of which he accomplished - last summer he completed an internship and he will be starting work at Bank of America in July in their corporate banking sector. Shane shares that he's enjoyed everything about UConn: "It's a great school. It's a great balance between academic programs and extracurriculars. I loved playing rugby my freshman and sophomore year, and I loved doing to UConn basketball games for free!"
Shane has a couple of pieces of advice for other military-affiliated students at UConn: The first one is to "get involved!" He says "college can be as great as you make it. The military definitely gets in the way and can make it difficult to relate to other students. Play a sport, join a club, rush Greek life, go to a game. Enjoy your time here because you earned it." The second piece of advice is to "think about your next step after graduation. Prepare for your career while you're still in school. Get letters of recommendation from your professors. Build your resume. Internships are usually the pathway to a good job after school so around sophomore/junior year start applying."
If you would like to nominate a student, faculty, or staff member for “Veteran of the Month,” please contact Nikki Eberly at Nikki.email@example.com with the name of the person and reasons for your nomination.
Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report ranked UConn No. 33 nationwide among the Best Colleges for Veterans - 2022