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University of California (UC)

The University of California (UC) enrolls over 1,600 military veterans (approximately 1,300 undergraduates and 300 graduate students) and roughly 100 active duty military personnel. With the growing number of veterans returning home to California, and the 2008 signing of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act — the largest expansion to veterans' education benefits since the establishment of the original GI Bill in 1944 — UC campuses are committed to providing access and support to veterans and active-duty military personnel. Campus services include, but are not limited to:

  • Veteran specific admissions and financial aid (including veterans' education benefits) information to assist veterans through the admissions process

  • Transition support (e.g., housing and financial aid advisement) prior to the first day of classes

  • Veteran specific campus resources (e.g., Veteran Services Coordinator, Veterans Education Benefit Certifying Official, identified contacts for veterans in key student services)

  • Priority registration (i.e., be among the first to register for classes)

  • Veteran specific campus events and programs


Each UC campus maintains a veteran service office dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for veterans, reservists, and their dependents. Services include assistance in obtaining the educational benefits to which they are entitled. The centers are responsible for submitting entitlement requests for new and continuing students to the V.A., answering any questions veteran students or dependents may have concerning their educational benefits and providing resources and programs to assist veterans in navigating their transition to civilian and student life.




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University of California (UC)