Welcome to UConn!
"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.
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:
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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 – March
- VITA Tax Program
- Women's History Month
- Veteran of the Month
- And much more . . . .
Please contact us so we can assist you!
Phone: (860) 486-2442
On-campus location: Hawley Armory Rm. 100B
March 2019 Veteran of the Month – Jesse King
- VA on path to cure 100,000 Veterans of hepatitis C 18 Mar 2019
- VA releases health care inspection reports and staffing data for more than 100 Community Living Centers 15 Mar 2019
- VA continues to pioneer new approaches for treating Veteran mental health conditions 15 Mar 2019
- Precision health initiative brings genetic testing to Veterans 12 Mar 2019
March 2019 Veteran of the Month – Jesse King
The Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs (VAMP) at UConn is pleased to honor Jesse King as our Veteran of the Month for March 2019. Jesse served in the Army for six years as an Arabic Linguist. During that time, Jesse says he was fortunate enough to live in Germany for three years, and then in California for two more years. He also deployed to Iraq for about 15 months.
Overall, Jesse appreciates his experience in the Army. When he completed his service in the military, Jesse immediately began his undergraduate degree. But, he waited three years before becoming a UConn student. He is currently a student at the UConn Law School. He says, “the Law School campus is pretty incredible . . . . It’s conveniently located and it’s beautiful.”
During Jesse’s transition from military life to student life, he believes it helped to jump right in and immerse himself in his studies so he didn’t have time to overthink things. Jesse also found that it helped to network with other Veterans on-campus, to be able to talk to someone else who has been there, going through the same things he experienced as a student Veteran.
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. 24 nationwide among the Best Colleges for Veterans - 2017