Veteran Benefits

Veteran Benefits

 Please do this early!  Submitting your paperwork just before the start of the term will result in payment delays. 

 

  1. Apply for your Benefits, or move them to our school

  2. Complete the UCCS registration process

  3. Attend orientation, and enroll in classes. 

  4. Complete New Student Intake (NSI) at the Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs (OVMSA)

Please note that graduate students are not required to attend an orientation.  Contact the OVMSA for benefits information after you have enrolled in classes

 

Applying for your Benefits for the First Time

Chapter 33 and Chapter 30

  1. Fill out VA Form 22-1990 through Vets.gov
    • Print the confirmation page for your records! 
    • Your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) will be mailed to you in approximately 2 months.  
  2. Bring the COE into our office for your New Student Intake appointment
Note for Chapter 33 ONLY:
  • You may submit paperwork to our office before your COE arrives.
    • You will be responsible for your tuition payments until the COE arrives. 
    • Contact our office at 719-255-3253, or military@uccs.edu for more information.
  • Chapter 33 BAH Explanation
Note for Chapter 30 ONLY:
  • This chapter does not pay tuition to the school. 
    • A stipend is paid to the student, who is responsible for making all tuition payments.

 

Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation

  1. You must have a disability rating with the VA.
  2. Complete the process to apply for Chapter 33, above. Wait until you can see your education award in eBenefits.
  3. Through eBenefits - Then, request Vocational Rehabilitation. 
    • Await a letter from the VBA with your appointment date and time.
    • You will meet with your Voc. Rehab Counselor (VRC).
    • VRC will send your new Eligibility Document (VA Form 28-1905).
  4. Come into our office to complete your new student Intake.
    • Please Note: We cannot certify your enrollment until your Chapter 31 application process is complete and your eligibility document has been sent to our office.

 

Chapter 1606 

This benefit cannot be used with Federal TA 
  1. Complete the Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) with your unit
  2. Fill out VA Form 22-1990 through Vets.gov
    • Print the confirmation page for your records!  
    • Your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) will be mailed to you in approximately 2 months.  
  • Bring the COE into our office for your New Student Intake appointment
    • If you will not have a COE before the start of your first semester, you may bring in your NOBE to your New Student Intake appointment.
    • This chapter does not pay tuition to the school
      • A stipend is paid to the student, who is responsible for making all tuition payments.

 

Transferring your Existing Benefit to UCCS from a school within the State of Colorado

Find your St. Louis Certificate of Eligibility, complete the Change of Program or Place of Training form listed below, and then contact our office to complete New Student Intake.

Chapter 33, 30, 1606

  • Fill out the VA Form 22-1995, print it out and sign it. 
  • Bring the paper copy of the VA Form 22-1995 along with your COE to our office for your New Student Intake appointment. 

Chapter 31

  • You need to work with your Voc Rehab counselor to initiate the change.
  • Come into our office to complete your new student Intake.
    • Please Note: We cannot certify your enrollment until we receive the new VA From 28-1905 from your VRC.

 

Transferring your Existing Benefit to UCCS from a school outside the State of Colorado

Find your old Certificate of Eligibility, complete the Change of Program or Place of Training form listed below, and then contact our office for to compete New Student Intake.

Chapter 33, 30, 1606

  1. Fill out VA Form 22-1990 through Vets.gov
  2. Print the confirmation page for your records! 
    • Your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) will be mailed to you in approximately 2 months.  
  3. Bring the COE into our office for your New Student Intake appointment

Note for Chapter 33 ONLY:
  • You may submit paperwork to our office before your COE arrives.
    • You will be responsible for your tuition payments until the COE arrives. 
    • Contact our office at 719-255-3253 for more information.
  • Chapter 33 BAH Explanation
Note for Chapter 1606 ONLY:
  • Ensure you contact your eligibility is updated with your new unit, if applicable.
  • If you will not have a COE before the start of your first semester, you may bring in your NOBE to your New Student Intake appointment.

Chapter 31

  • You need to work with your Voc Rehab counselor to initiate the change.
  • Come into our office to complete your new student Intake.
    • Please Note: We cannot certify your enrollment until we receive the new VA From 28-1905 from your VRC.

 

Please remember that all students are ultimately responsible for their tuition. 

Prompt submission of your paperwork will ensure timely payment for your benefits. 

Late fees are not covered by the VA.   

Please contact the Bursar's office for further information.