Non-VA Benefits

Our office recognizes that service members or ROTC cadets may be utilizing benefits outside those managed by the VA and therefore supervised through our office.  Special programs such as the Army or Navy College funds are processed as ‘3rd party billing’ through the Bursars office in Wilbur Cross.

Connecticut State Veterans Tuition Waiver:

The Connecticut State Veterans Tuition Waiver waives the cost of tuition for eligible veterans and active service members.

To qualify for the State Veterans Tuition Waiver at UConn, the veteran must be a matriculated student and meet all of the following requirements

  • Be honorably discharged or released under honorable conditions from active service in the U.S. Armed Forces (U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard). National Guard members, activated under Title 10 of the United States Code, are also included.
  • Have served at least 90 days active duty in time of war (see Periods of Service here: ) except if separated from service earlier because of a federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) related service-connected disability; or the war, campaign or operation lasted less than 90 days and service was for the duration. This service must be active duty other than for training.
  • Be accepted as an admitted, matriculated student at the University of Connecticut.
  • Be domiciled in Connecticut at the time of acceptance for admission, which includes domicile for less than one year.

Waivers cover only the cost of tuition for credit-bearing undergraduate and graduate programs. For programs that do not charge tuition, the amount waived is calculated by multiplying the amount of credits taken in a given term by the current In State per-credit tuition cost, as posted by the Office of the Bursar (  Other charges, such as for books, student activity and course fees, parking, and room and board, are not waived, and at no time will the amount waived be more than the tuition portion of the fee bill. NOTE: The waiver will never exceed the amount charged for 9 credits at the Graduate level or 12 credits at the Undergraduate level.  For the 2018-2019 academic year, the waivers will not exceed $7,675 at the Graduate level and $6,424 at the Undergraduate level.

To apply, please click here to access the new online application

NOTE:  Public Law 18-47, effective October 1, 2018 extends the CT Veterans Tuition Waiver to certain Veterans with General (Other than Honorable) discharge.

The Veteran applying for the waiver must submit, along with the complete CT DVA OTH Form 1, all other required documentation (e.g. Discharge Form DD-214, relevant agency application, etc . . .) to the agency or municipality administering the benefit for which the Veteran is applying. The administering agency or municipality shall then determine the Veteran’s eligibility for the benefit. A Veteran with a “Bad Conduct” or “Dishonorable” discharge is NOT eligible for Veteran’s benefits under this Public Act.


Military Spouses

UConn’s Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs (VAMP) is available to assist military spouses with processing educational benefits (including Post 9/11 G.I. Bill) and for providing guidance while making the transition to UConn.  In particular, military spouses in Connecticut may be eligible for educational benefits listed below.  All VAMP support programs and facilities are open and available to all dependents.  Our population of military and veteran dependents is growing quickly here at UConn.  Come be a part!

In-State Tuition:

The state of Connecticut provides for in-state tuition rates for members of the armed forces stationed in Connecticut under military orders, and their spouses and dependents.  Please contact the Office of Veterans Affairs & Military Programs at for more information about applying for in-state tuition, if you believe you are eligible for this benefit.

MyCAA – Military Spouse Career Advancement Account:

UConn is a proud participant in the MyCAA program sponsored by the Department of Defense.  MyCAA is an employment assistance program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.  For more information, please go to the MySECO  (Spouse Education and Career Opportunities) or view the MyCAA Fact Sheet.