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The University of Denver's degree programs are approved by the Colorado State Approving Agency. A veteran planning to enroll in University College should first determine benefit entitlement and eligibility by calling 1-888-GIBILL1. Students who are entitled to VA benefits can call the Veteran Services Coordinator at 303-871-2074 or visit The DU Veteran's Services for more information.

At University College, we truly appreciate the sacrifices made by those who are currently serving, have served, and their families. On this page, we have gathered the resources that will be helpful to you in applying your military and veteran benefits to achieving your academic and professional goals. Thank you for your service to our country.

Applying for Veteran Administration (VA) Benefits

To Apply for Benefits:

  • Apply online at www.gibill.va.gov
  • Follow the instructions on the web page for further guidance.
  • Choose from the following forms:
    22-1990 if you have served in the military and are applying for education benefits for the first time.
    22-1995 veterans changing schools.
    22-5490 if you are a dependent of a deceased or 100% disabled Veteran (spouse or child) applying for education benefits for the first time.
    22-5495 dependents changing schools.

Military/Veteran Information

GI Bill

The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

The Post 9/11 GI Bill pays tuition based upon the highest in-state tuition charged by an educational institution in the state. The tuition rates for University College are less than the highest public in-state rate which means ALL your tuition may be paid for based on the amount of service completed after September 11, 2001. For more information: http://www.gibill.va.gov/Training/Pamphlets.htm

Transfer of Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits to Dependents
For the first time in history, service members enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill program will be able to transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses or children. For more information, please visit: http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Transfer.htm

Veteran Scholarships and Resources

There are many scholarship opportunities for active military, veterans, and their families. Explore what scholarships you might qualify for by visiting Military.com scholarship finder.

VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System
www.denver.va.gov

VA Home Loans
The main purpose of the VA home loan program is to help veterans finance the purchase of homes with favorable loan terms and at a rate of interest which is usually lower than the rate charged on other types of mortgage loans. www.homeloans.va.gov

Denver Vet Center
www.va.gov/rcs

Mental Health / Advocates
ULifeline is an ANONYMOUS online resource where you can learn more about emotional health and ways to help yourself or a friend if you are struggling with your thoughts or feelings. We ask you to select your school so that we can provide you with information about resources at your school.
www.ulifeline.org

Military One Source
A 24/7 resource for military members and their families.
www.militaryonesource.com

Denver VSO

  • To provide and assist all qualified military veterans and their families with information related to the Veteran's Administration (VA) benefits system;
  • To provide assistance for the betterment of all qualified veterans and to assist in their time of need;
  • To access and use those services made available to the City & County of Denver to guide and help veterans.

www.denvergov.org/veterans

Colorado Dept. Veterans Affairs
www.colorado.gov/vets

Colorado Military Veterans Benefit
The state of Colorado provides several veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description of each of the following benefits.

  • Housing Benefits
  • Financial Assistance Benefits
  • Employment Benefits
  • Education Benefits
  • Other State Veteran Benefits

http://www.military.com/benefits/veteran-benefits/colorado-state-veterans-benefits

Colorado Veterans Resources
An online partnership of "shared care" providing information on, and access to, services and resources for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, their families and families of the fallen, and those who support them from recovery and rehabilitation to community reintegration.
www.colorado.gov/cvr

Debt Help for Veterans
Guide to understanding and managing debt for veterans, military personnel, and their families.
www.debt.org/veterans/

North American Van Lines Logistic Scholarship
Available to any serviceman, veteran, or military dependent (spouse or child) majoring in logistics, business, or management.
www.northamerican.com/military-scholarship

Certification Procedures

You must complete an Application for Certification of Enrollment in order to be certified and receive your VA benefits.

The form is located at: http://www.du.edu/registrar/forms/VeteranApp.pdf and needs to be turned into the VA certifying official:
Michelle Hanson
michelle.hanson@du.edu
303-871-4878
Fax: 303-871-4300

Military Tuition and Transcripts

For additional information on military billing/tuition assistance, please contact the Bursars office at 303-871-4944.

Transcripts
All military transcripts (except Community College of the Air Force) are now requested through JST

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