Welcome to Veterans Services

The University of Northern Colorado proudly supports the military affiliated community by assisting in the transition process and providing a stand alone space with a strong inclusive community. The acceptance of military credit and VA education benefits, awareness events, and the unlimited contributions and uncapped opportunities for the Yellow Ribbon program are just a few reasons why students choose UNC.

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Announcements and Events

  • Graduation stoles for Veterans and military service members are available for pickup at Veterans Services for the May 5-6, 2017 graduation ceremony. Please stop by if you are graduating next month!
  • UPDATE: The VA has requested that UNC suspend admitting VA Education Benefit students into the Foreign Language (K-12 French Teaching) program.
  • Would you like to donate to the Veteran Scholarship Fund to help veterans finish strong? Please give today!
  • Make sure that you fill out your FAFSA to see if you are eligible to receive federal financial aid. Most scholarships and grants do not affect your GI Bill, so apply today.


Get Started

The journey at UNC and using the GI Bill and other military benefits begins here. This process may take up to 6-12 months, so it is never too soon. Whether using the Post 9/11 GI Bill or other education benefits like Vocational Rehabilitation, Veterans Services is here to help!

Begin Using My Benefits

Meet the Staff: Al Pirila

Training Coordinator - USMC Veteran

Al served in the US Marines as an Rifleman (0311) and deployed three times to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Bahrain. Al received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State in Exercise Science before coming to Greeley to pursue his Master's in the Sports and Exercise Science with an emphasis on Sport's Psychology. Al makes sure that the staff is up-to-date on current regulations and trainings. Stop by and see Al at the cottage.

Picture of Al Pirila