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Where do I start?
If you are thinking about applying to the U or you were just accepted and are not sure what to do next, see our Getting Started. If there are still questions, contact the VSC by coming into the office, by email, or by calling 801-587-7722.
How do I figure out my class schedule?
Each school has academic advisors specific to majors in that school. They are there to help you understand course requirements, setup an academic plan, and help you figure out schedules. Find out who your school's academic advisor it, ask questions, and schedule an appointment to meet with one here.
Where can I go for information about my education benefit?
Information regarding various education benefits can be found here. Detailed information about specific benefits can be found at each of the links.
Do I qualify for in-state tuition?
Service members, veterans, and family members may be eligible for in-state tuition if they are:
- Assigned to active duty in Utah, including the Utah National Guard and active reserves
- Immediate family member of a service member currently assigned to active duty in Utah
- Veteran who did not receive a dishonorable discharge
- Immediate family member of a veteran claimed as a dependent
- Eligible person entitled to benefits under the Montgomery or Post-9/11 GI Bills
- Utah resident away on active military duty with an intent to return taking only online courses from the U, including family members claimed as a dependent
Visit the Admissions Office Residency page for more detailed information.
May I receive Tuition Assistance and the GI Bill at the same time?
Tuition Assistance (TA) can be used with the Post-9/11 and Montgomery GI Bills. If you are receiving Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, the Registrar's School Certifying Officials will reduce the cost of tuition reported to the VA by the amount you receive through TA. For questions regarding TA, contact your commands Education Services Office (ESO).
For service specific eligibility criteria:
- Army: https://myarmybenefits.us.army.mil/Benefit-Library/Federal-Benefits/Tuition-Assistance-(TA)
- Army National Guard: https://www.nationalguard.com/education-programs/federal-tuition-assistance
- Marine Corps: https://www.marforres.marines.mil/General-Special-Staff/Marine-Corps-Community-Services/Marine-Family-Services/Voluntary-Education-Program/Tuition-Assistance/
- Navy: https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/sailors/tuition-assistance-ncpace.htm
- Air Force:
- Coast Guard: https://www.forcecom.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/FORCECOM-UNITS/ETQC/Voluntary-Education/Active-Duty/
For tips and guidance on maximizing your VA education benefits, set up an appointment with the Vet Success on Campus Counselor in the VSC.
Does the GI Bill cover the cost of taking tests such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT or MCAT?
The VA will cover the cost of many tests, but not the fees associated with the testing process. Visit the VA website for more information and to see if you may be eligible for reimbursement.
Is there a military discount for prep test courses?
Yes. There is a 20% discount for prep courses taught at the U. Veterans must prove military status with the VSC. More information is available at the Continuing Education site.
What if I am deploying?
For students who are called to active military duty without prior notice, the U offers the following combination of options:
- At the discretion of the instructor, students may make arrangements to receive an incomplete (I) grade for one or more classes. Refer to the U's Student Handbook for a detailed description of the incomplete grading policy.
- When appropriate, students may make arrangements with an instructor to complete the course work for a grade prior to departure for active duty.
- Students may request a total or partial withdrawal
- Students may request to delete one or more classes.
Regardless of the option used, you will need to complete the proper paperwork. See our deployment checklist to get started. If you have any questions, contact the VSC.
How do I request my military records?
How do I contact the VA?
Once you are enrolled, the VSC's VetSuccess on Campus Counselor can answer a lot questions for you. However, there might still be questions that need to be answered. You can contact the VA at:
- Veterans Crisis Line: Dial 988 then press 1
- VA Benefits: 800-827-1000
- VA Health Care: 877-222-VETS (877-222-8387)
- GI Bill: 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551)
- Or you can submit a question online through Ask VA
Where can I go for help if I have PTSD or think that I do?
If you are having an emergency or are in crisis, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room. The Veteran's Crisis Line is also available 24/7 and is completely confidential. They can be reached at 1-800-273-8255, and pressing option 1.
There are many resources available on and off campus to support veterans with PTSD and other mental health concerns, including:
- The VA SLC Health Care System: 801-266-1499 or 800-613-4012
- The VA Vet Center program: 801-266-1499 or 877-927-8397
- The University Health Care System: 801-581-2668
- The University Counselling Center: 801-581-6826
- Aaron Ahern, a VA mental health counselor who works with the VSC, can also be reached at 801-828-6787 or email@example.com.
What if I have a condition or disability that might affect my coursework?
Some students have documented challenges that qualify for reasonable academic accommodations that help them to participate on an equal basis with students who do not have such challenges. For information about how to request accommodations contact the Center for Disability & Access.
Does the University of Utah have a Student Veterans Organization?
Yes. The Student Veterans at Utah (SVU) is a chapter of the Student Veterans of America.