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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Tuition assistance is a benefit paid out to service members by their respective branches.
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.
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.