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"The University of Connecticut welcomes all veterans and active duty military personnel and their families, and is absolutely committed to maintaining an environment of academic success and professional development for all its students. We want all who have served and continue to serve this nation to know that UConn is a welcoming community where our student veterans can continue to strive, succeed and achieve.”
- President Susan Herbst, UConn
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.
Just want more information? Want us to contact you? Fill out the form below with some basic information to get us started, and we will contact you:
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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”
Did you know? UConn waives the application fees for veterans and active military . . . .
HUSKY VET GAZETTE – April 2019
- Graduation Cords
- BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Update
- Kyle Milliken Lounge Open for Studying May 4th & 5th
- And much more . . . .
May/June 2019 Veteran of the Month – Emily Lugo
- VA now transplanting kidneys that are positive for hepatitis C 23 May 2019
- VA partners with Microsoft to improve how rural Veterans access VA's online services and benefits 22 May 2019
- White House VA Hotline surpasses 250,000 calls from Veteran community 21 May 2019
- VA launches community-focused public health model to prevent Veteran suicide 16 May 2019
May/June 2019 Veteran of the Month – Emily Lugo
The Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs (VAMP) at UConn is pleased to honor Emily Lugo as our Veteran of the Month for May/June 2019. Emily was the recipient of the Hawley Award this year. The Hawley Award recognizes a student Veteran who has made significant contributions to the University community through leadership and service during their tenure as a student.
Here are a few words about Emily, which were shared during the Student Life Awards Ceremony last month. There were many deserving candidates who were nominated for the Hawley Award, but in the end, Emily has done so much for student Veterans at UConn. She served 4 years in the Marine Corps as a maintenance data analyst. Her time in the military included two deployments – one to Afghanistan and the other to Japan. During that time, she was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
A few years ago, she started working in the VA work study program at the Hartford campus. She went above and beyond in that role setting up the OASIS (Social Lounge for Veterans) at the new UConn downtown Hartford Campus, which she continues to manage. Currently, she serves as the President of the UConn Hartford Veteran’s Student Organization and she regularly coordinates and implements programs on-campus in support of Veterans at Uconn Hartford, including “Operation Celebration,” which is now an annual event. She also partners with local organizations, such as South Park Inn, the Hartford ELKS club, and Team Red White and Blue, expanding outreach to Veterans in the local community. Peter Tribuzio, a staff member at the UConn Hartford campus, shares she has “served her fellow Veterans and Military Affiliated students with the same stern and compassionate support.”
If you would like to nominate a student, faculty, or staff member for “Veteran of the Month,” please contact Nikki Eberly at Nikki.firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the person and reasons for your nomination.
Please contact us so we can assist you!
Phone: (860) 486-2442
On-campus location: Hawley Armory Rm. 100B
Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report ranked UConn No. 24 nationwide among the Best Colleges for Veterans - 2017