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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) 

How to contact your SCOs

VA Education Benefits (including the GI Bill®) are certified to the VA by the UNC School Certifying Officials in the Registrar's Office.

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Office : 970-351-4862, option #2, then option #5
Fax: 970-351-1870 | VA.SCO@unco.edu
Make an appointment to speak with a SCO: Book an Appointment

Important Communications

Section 1018 Shopping Sheet* (last updated 7-19-2021)

2-5-2021 Chapter 33 Tuition and Fees
11-24-2020 Chapter 33: Monthly Housing Allowance
11-12-2020 SU Grading
11-10-2020  Spring 2021 Reminders, Non-Resident
11-10-2020  Spring 2021 Reminders, Resident

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.

Forms and Resources

How to obtain commonly needed forms and other helpful links.

VA Certification FAQs

Frequently asked questions about VA  benefits and certification. 

*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.

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.