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:
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).
New VA Benefit!
The Rogers STEM Scholarship application is now available! Eligible Post-9/11 GI Bill® students must be enrolled in a STEM program and must have exhausted/are close to exhausting their VA Benefits.
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 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”
Did you know? UConn waives the application fees for veterans and active military . . . .
HUSKY VET GAZETTE – April 2022
- Graduation Cords for UConn Veterans
- New UConn Veteran Mentor Webpage
- Fresh Check Day - April 23rd
- New CT Veteran License Plates
- Operation Warrior Horse
- 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 – April Weaver
- Trauma survivors encouraged to self-screen for PTSD June 23, 2022
- VA suspends annual reassessments in the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers June 9, 2022
- VA launches Pathfinder, a virtual concierge to streamline procurement and innovation June 7, 2022
- VA issues correction to Notice of Funding Opportunity for Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program June 3, 2022
UConn Veteran of the Month – April Weaver
The Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs (VAMP) at UConn is pleased to recognize April Weaver as UConn’s Veteran of the Month.
April Weaver served in the Air Force, as a leader and manager in healthcare operations for several years, from which she retired. At UConn, she has been pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences. What's most remarkable is she's been pursuing her degree while balancing the demands of being a mom and spouse, along with a long commute to the Storrs campus, while also serving her fellow student Veterans on-campus in her part-time job as a VA Work Study student. April is being awarded the Willis N. Hawley Service Award this year for her work as a VA Work Study student on-campus.
April was hired shortly before the pandemic through the VA Work Study Program to work in UConn's Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs. She often was the only remaining student employee (there are usually more than 5) processing hundreds of benefits requests, advising students and families, and providing the first line of customer service to current and potential students. April also attended virtual team meetings, presented at military student orientations, developed new and dynamic ways to better serve students in the virtual environment, and provide support and levity to the entire team in UConn’s Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs. Alyssa Kelleher, Director of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs shares, "Her commitment to the Veterans Affairs and Military Programs team, as well as our students, is admirable, and as the Director, her attitude and outlook often motivated ME on tough days. April often says 'we get to serve the best students in the world,' referring to the fact that not only are our students outstanding members of the UConn community, but also most are military veterans."
We always welcome nominations for Veteran of the Month. If you know someone you’d like to nominate (including a student, faculty, or staff member), 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