Veterans and active-duty military personnel

The University of California 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

To learn more about financial aid options for veterans, visit the undergraduate admissions website.

For questions or updates on systemwide efforts to provide access and support to veterans and active-duty military personnel, please contact Belinda Vea.