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"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:
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.
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
Did you know? UConn waives the application fees for veterans and active military . . . .
HUSKY VET GAZETTE – October 2018
- Vets Rock November 2nd @ Mohegan Sun
- Cigna info Session @ Storrs Oasis
- Beginning of the seasonal care package drive
- Hartford Campus Veterans Day activities
- Vocational Rehab. Counselors at Hartford - Sept. 25th
- And much more . . . .
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”
November 2018 Veteran of the Month – Benjamin Buchanan
The Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs at UConn is pleased to honor Benjamin Buchanan as our Veteran of the Month for November 2018. Benjamin Buchanan served two years in the Navy, mostly on the USS Wasp (LHD-1) as a firefighter, or as the picture shows, a member of "Crash.”
While attending UConn, Benjamin is also currently serving as a mentor for the section of First Year Experience (FYE) Class that is specifically for student Veterans at UConn. As a FYE mentor Ben is able to share his own experiences as a student and give tips and guidance to fellow student Veterans. When Ben got out of the Navy he knew he wanted to do something that would allow him to help others. He felt that studying Computer Science could allow him to create something he could share worldwide. His own transition to UConn was tough. Being older than many of the other students, and even some of the TA’s or professors on-campus, Ben felt a little out of place. On top of that, Ben found the material in college was a lot tougher to learn then the typical Navy “memorize and regurgitate” tests. Once he started going to the Veterans Oasis regularly and participated in some of the events, Ben learned that he could find the same camaraderie from the Service at UConn.
Ben shares that what he enjoys most about UConn is the ability to make the experience his own and having the support on-campus he needs. He hated being bound by countless rules when he served in the Navy. Thus, Ben really appreciates having the freedom at UConn to make his experience his own. Ben says the support he get from UConn comes in two ways: The resources in the Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs (VAMP) and the support from other Veterans at UConn. The staff in VAMP gave Ben the information about Chapter 31 VA Benefits, in addition to providing space for studying and relaxing. VAMP also helped Ben learn about other VA Benefits, not related to the educational benefits. Most importantly, Ben shares the support from other Veterans is simply amazing. “I found that often times other vets have gone through the same classes I am, or have similar life situations . . . . The openness and willingness to help is something very rare.”
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.
November 2018 Veteran of the Month – Benjamin Buchanan
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
- VA takes key step to improve its website to provide Veterans an enhanced digital customer experience 13 Nov 2018
- VA returns medical professionals currently serving unions to serving Veterans 8 Nov 2018
- VA scientists elected as National Academy of Medicine members for outstanding professional achievement, commitment to service 7 Nov 2018
- VA accelerates pending Veterans benefits appeals claims for victims of Super Typhoon Yutu 6 Nov 2018
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Phone: (860) 486-2442
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