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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.

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 form below with some basic information to get us started, and we will contact you:
Information Request

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Registration For Men's BB on the 26 Jan 2018 against Wichita State

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 . . . .

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.

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HUSKY VET GAZETTE –1 December 2018

Click Here to view the Husky Vet Gazette In particular we want to highlight the following articles:
  • Finals Break time at Hawley Armory
  • Care Package drive
  • National higher education exams paid by the VA
  • Open study hours at the Hawley Armory the weekend prior to Finals
  • And much more . . . .
If you would like to be added to the email distribution list when each issue of the Husky Vet Gazette is posted, register your email here (visitors welcome).


Please contact us so we can assist you!

Phone:  (860) 486-2442

E-mail:  veterans@uconn.edu

On-campus location:  Hawley Armory Rm. 100B

December 2018/January 2019 Veteran of the Month – Joe Espinal

The Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs at UConn is pleased to honor Joe Espinal as our Veteran of the Month for December 2018 and January 2019.  Joe continues to serve in the Army Reserve as the 237th Support Maintenance Company Commander out of Fort Totten, NY.  He leads a Company of 140 Soldiers and takes care of them in all regards.  Joe commissioned through OCS at Fort Benning and became a field artillery officer at Fort Sill.  Following this, he served on active duty from 2013 to 2018 with the 1st Armored Division out of Fort Bliss, Texas.  He deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in the fight against ISIS.  One thing that Joe wants people to know is that “Service Members cannot do their jobs without support from their families, friends and citizens . . . . the support of Americans is so vital to the Armed Forces.”

As a student attending the UConn School of Law, Joe’s goal is to become a prosecutor.  Joe shares that his transition as a student hasn’t always been easy, but he is more successful when he is able to apply some of the attributes he gained in the military, such as discipline, to his academic pursuits.   Also, it seems to help when he can put academic challenges in perspective as compared to experiences he’s been through.  Joe most enjoys his classmates, and fellow UConn students that he’s met.   Furthermore, Joe shares, “Every single day I'm left amazed at the quality of people at UConn in both my fellow Huskies and the staff . . . . Everyone at UConn has been helpful, and a pleasure to be around.”

In addition to attending Law School and serving in the Reserves, Joe volunteers in the local community.  Joe has volunteered with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) where he has mentored the youth of lost Military loved ones.  He is a lifetime member of the VFW, DAV, ROA, MOAA and is always actively trying to give back to the Veteran and Military community.

If you would like to nominate a student, faculty, or staff member for UConn’s “Veteran of the Month,” please contact Nikki Eberly at Nikki.eberly@uconn.edu with the name of the person and reasons for your nomination.

UConn Ranked “Best For Vets” by Military Times

Best for Vets Colleges 2019 by Military Times

Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report ranked UConn  No. 24 nationwide among the Best Colleges for Veterans - 2017


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