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 – January 2020
- Jan. 29th - Free Brunch Spring Kickoff
- Jan. 31st - Eisenhower Series
- Feb. 6th - Lunch with Education Abroad
- Feb. 1st - Scholarship Application Deadline (Bonzagni & Thomas Families Scholarship)
- Reminder - Complete the Form D!
- And much more . . . .
Please contact us so we can assist you!
Phone: (860) 486-2442
On-campus location: Hawley Armory Rm. 100B
November 2019 UConn Veteran of the Month – Louis Crisci
- VA announces proposed rule regarding equal treatment of faith-based organizations in VA-supported social service programs 17 Jan 2020
- VA's Veterans Health Administration Central Office gets realignment to improve care for Veterans 9 Jan 2020
- Secretary Wilkie's Statement Regarding House Veterans' Affairs Ranking Member Phil Roe's Retirement Announcement 4 Jan 2020
- Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act claims now being determined 31 Dec 2019
November 2019 UConn Veteran of the Month – Louis Crisci
The Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs (VAMP) at UConn is pleased to honor Louis Crisci as our Veteran of the Month for November 2019. Louis is very involved in the Veteran Students Organization (VSO) is currently serving as the Vice President of the VSO while pursuing a degree in Engineering.
Louis started his career in the Navy Reserve on his 18th birthday, and he’s been in the Reserve for a little over 5 years. He joined the Reserve as an Aircrewman and he’s served 3 detachments (Note: each detachment is a 3-month rotation) to CENTCOM (Middle East), PACOM (Pacific), and CENTCOM (Middle East) again. Louis says being in the Navy Reserve, “is interesting because I’ve made the transition from military to civilian several times after coming off of long sets of orders.” However, Louis shares the culture of a college campus is vastly different from the military, so having something like the Veteran Students Organization (VSO) at UConn helps to bridge the culture gap.
Louis shares what he likes most about UConn “is the range of experiences you can find on-campus . . . . One weekend the Veterans will do a ruck and the next weekend there will be a sheep shearing course (which I still haven’t had the pleasure of attending).”
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.
Best Colleges for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report ranked UConn No. 37 nationwide among the Best Colleges for Veterans - 2020