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Welcome to Veterans Services

Alert: Due to COVID-19, Roudebush Cottage is currently closed. However, you can still connect with us from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday via our email: veterans.services@unco.edu. If you try to reach us by phone, please note that you'll need to leave a voicemail so that we can call you back: 970-351-1403. Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to connecting with you! 

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.

Announcements and Events

  • Scholarships: UNC offers a variety of scholarships for military students. Make sure to have completed your FAFSA and the Universal Scholarship application. Most collaborate with your GI Bill!
  • UNC Designated as a Gold Military Friendly® School: UNC was selected as a Gold institution, one of 40 in the nation, and one of two in the state of Colorado. 
  • REMINDER: You must certify under your Ursa student account to receive your GI Bill benefits. Contact us if you need assistance.
  • Battle Buddies! Veterans Services is kicking off our Battle Buddy program designed with our military students and veterans in mind. A peer to peer program to keep each other motivated and dedicated! Sign up 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: Justin Howell

US Army Veteran

Justin served in the US Army for four years as a Forward Observer (13F) stationed in Ft. Hood, TX, and another six years as infantry​ (11B) stationed in Ft. Carson, CO. He completed two deployments to Iraq. 

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