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 – April 2019
- Graduation Cords
- BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Update
- Kyle Milliken Lounge Open for Studying May 4th & 5th
- And much more . . . .
July/August 2019 Veteran of the Month – Ross Alexander
- Operation Song continues mission of telling stories through music 16 Aug 2019
- VA releases Launchpad app to streamline health care access for Veterans and caregivers 13 Aug 2019
- VA and DOD partner to modernize department's health care supply chain 12 Aug 2019
- VA updates the disability rating schedule for infectious diseases, immune disorders and nutritional deficiencies 12 Aug 2019
July/August 2019 Veteran of the Month – Ross Alexander
The Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs (VAMP) at UConn is pleased to honor Ross Alexander as our Veteran of the Month for July/August 2019. Ross has been in the CT Army National Guard for 17 Years; the majority of that time with the 1-102 Infantry Battalion, both as enlisted and as an Officer. In 2006-2007 Ross served in Afghanistan as an enlisted soldier, and then he joined the state Officer Candidate School program shortly after returning home. Ross still serves in the National Guard as a Company Commander within the 1-102 Infantry and he says he “doesn’t plan on getting out of the Army any time soon.”
Currently, Ross works at the University of Connecticut in the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) program as an Enrollment Officer. Through that role, Ross advises students about the opportunities and benefits of joining Army ROTC while attending college. Additionally, he assists current cadets (students in the ROTC program) with scholarship applications, career guidance, and helps provide the necessary tools required to commission as a United States Army Officer upon graduation. Ross finds the most rewarding part of the job, “is being able to witness the growth and maturity of our cadets from the time they enter the program to the day they graduate and commission as Army Officers. It is great to see the cadets being rewarded for all of their hard work and determination that they have demonstrated within our program and within the community.”
Ross shares that he has always felt a tremendous amount of support from the University of Connecticut for the Army ROTC program and the cadets. Since first starting to work at UConn two years ago, Ross has met so many great faculty members, staff, and students within the UConn community. He knows there is always someone here within the school he can turn to for assistance when needed.
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.
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