Our office will resume regular (in-person) office hours beginning Monday, August 16th.
Our team will continue 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 is an institution where those who serve our nation in uniform can thrive, as it has been since our earliest days. We at UConn take pride in the welcoming and supportive environment we create for veterans and active duty military personnel and their families as part of our core mission of academic excellence, personal development and serving societal needs through scholarship and health care.”
- President Thomas Katsouleas, UConn
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 – September 2021
- VA Work Study Opportunity
- Veterans FYE Class - Last chance to sign up!
- WTC Tower Challenge - Sept. 9th
- Stand Down 2021
- Welcome Back message from the Director
- 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 – Ericka Washington
- VA makes strides to provide practical resources for transitioning service members September 23, 2021
- Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers to provide an additional year for eligibility and reassessment of certain participants September 22, 2021
- Veterans experience adaptive sports and fitness instruction at National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic September 16, 2021
- VA VETSmile pilot program to improve affordable dental care access for Veterans September 16, 2021
UConn Veteran of the Month – Ericka Washington
The Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs is pleased to recognize Ericka Washington as UConn’s Veteran of the Month. Ericka recently joined the team at UConn’s Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs as an Outreach Coordinator. She is working closely with the VA Work Study program in addition to being a main liaison with the staff and students at the regional campuses to ensure military-affiliated students have the resources and tools they need at all UConn campuses. Ericka shares, “I truly enjoy working with soldiers, veterans, and their families to maximize their benefits whether they are educational or retirement based.”
Ericka recently retired from the Army National Guard where she served in various positions within Human Resources, with her last assignment as the Retirement Services Officer in which she assisted soldiers and their families with retirement and benefit planning. Currently, Ericka is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Psychology with concentrations in Child and Adolescent Development and Mental Health Counseling. Her goal is to open a wellness center offering different treatment and intervention methods for children and adolescents who have experienced trauma. Ericka wants her wellness center to offer mentorship, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive therapy, animal assisted therapy, reiki, and floatation therapy.
Ericka advises all military-affiliated students to ask for help when needed and she understands it can be difficult for current and former military members to ask for help in a time of need. Ericka explains, “There are so many resources that are not commonly known throughout our population of students and the resources available at UConn and within our office might surprise you. We are truly here to help each veteran achieve their educational goals.”
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. 35 nationwide among the Best Colleges for Veterans - 2021