Every student applying for financial aid must first fill out a FAFSA. It is free to apply and it can be filled out online at www.fafsa.gov. The UCCS School Code is 004509.
The way in which you report income and benefits on your FAFSA may differ from the way in which you report income and benefits to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Veterans benefits of any kind are tax-exempt and do not need to be reported to the IRS, but veterans benefits are considered in the need-based financial aid process and must be reported on your FAFSA.
What is an overpayment?
An overpayment occurs when the student is disbursed more financial aid than the student needs.
What causes an overpayment?
Overpayments must be repaid. The student will not receive any additional financial aid until the overpayment is repaid.
Contact the Student Financial Services Office to make arrangements for third party payments.
UCCS offers several scholarships specifically for veteran and military students.
Military Service Deferment
According to the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA) under the Higher Education Act (HEA), a military student, who is called to active duty during a war or other military operation or national emergency, is eligible for a deferment on their FFEL, Direct Loan, or Federal Perkins Loan.
Active Duty Deferment
The College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA) also allows members of the National Guard or Armed Force Reserves eligibility for deferment on their FFEL, Direct Loan, or Federal Perkins Loan. They may receive a deferment for up to 13 months after their active duty military service.
To find out if your service qualifies you for a deferment, contact the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs, and contact your lender to request a military deferment.
More information is available here.
For any further information or if you have any questions, please visit UCCS's Office of Veteran and Military Affairs.
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs — www.va.gov
Colorado Department of Veteran and Military Affairs — www.colorado.gov/dmva/