Why The U?

The University of Utah is a top university with extensive academic and student support capabilities.  In 2015, USA Today named the University of Utah one of the top ten most veteran-friendly universities in the nation.

The U has a dedicated Veterans Support Center that is staffed by veterans who are committed to assisting other veterans succeed.  The VSC is a one-stop shop for services, support, advocacy, and camaraderie.  Some of the services offered through the VSC include:

  • GI Bill/VA educational program services
  • VA counseling and benefits advising
  • Career coaching
  • Peer mentoring
  • Free tutoring
  • Free SWAG, coffee, and refreshments
  • Free printing and computer lab with CAC card readers
  • Veteran-only lounge and study area
  • Veterans yoga
  • Student veteran organization
  • Scholarship and financial aid assistance
  • Work study opportunities
  • Student Veteran of the Year recognition
  • Many other veteran-only services and events

Need more reasons?

  • Most veterans qualify for in-state tuition as soon as they start.
  • Student veterans receive priority registration after orientation.
  • The state of Utah offers the Tuition Gap program, which pays tuition for qualifying veterans who have established Utah residency, have no VA educational benefits available, and have only a year left before earning their first bachelor’s degree.
  • The U is literally across the street from a regional VA office and one of the top VA hospitals.
  • The U hosts the National Center for Veterans Studies which provides cutting-edge evidence-based treatment of PTSD and suicide prevention.

A top-ranked school that is located in a beautiful veteran-friendly state, the U is an excellent institution for veterans to attend.

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