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Veteran Certification Services

Welcome to University of Northern Colorado's Veteran Certification Office. Our goal is to serve as a one-stop source for securing, interpreting and exercising your VA Education Benefits, including the GI Bill®. Our office certifies enrollment to the VA for all VA Education benefits chapters. Students using military Tuition Assistance should contact the Bursars.

How to Use VA Education benefits (start here) 

You are welcome to submit your Veteran’s Certification Request for open and past registrations. We will accept them as pending for up to a month prior to enrolling in your classes.

How to Complete the VCR

School Certifying Officials (SCOs) do not determine eligibility for benefits or approved education majors/programs; School Certifying Officials only report certifiable enrollment information to the VA. Please see your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for benefits information, or you can check your remaining benefits with the VA at 1-888-442-4551 or online at eBenefits

Section 1018 Shopping Sheet (last updated 7-19-2021) The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal, military, or VA Education benefits. You can access a personalized data sheet by visiting the Net Price Calculator. Additional financial information can be found at the National Center for Education Statistics site.

Getting Started with Your Benefits

Timeline from applying to UNC to receiving payment from the VA for your Educational Benefits.


Benefits Information

Chapter of Benefits breakdown and help choosing what is right for you.

Chapter 33: What Does My GI Bill® Cover?

Information about the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Benefit.

Residency and Yellow Ribbon

Understand how your residency classification affects your Educational Benefits.

Priority Registration

ROTC students, active military service members, active reservists, members of the Colorado National Guard, and VA Education Benefit recipients are eligible for priority registration.  Please meet with your advisor for additional information.

VA Certification FAQs

Frequently asked questions about VA  benefits and certification. 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.