Benefits for Veterans


Benefits for Veterans

In honor of your service, you have access to a number of benefits that will further your education and expand your skill set. To learn more about tuition assistance, financial aid, and where to go for additional resources, visit the following pages: 

Other Educational Benefits

We are happy to assist you with in providing information regarding educational benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. These include:

An application for VA benefits does not constitute an application for admission to an educational institution.

Admissions Information for Undergraduates and Transfer students

Admissions Information for Graduate Students


In addition to your VA educational benefits, you may also be eligible for grants, scholarships and loans. These sources may be particularly helpful in meeting your initial school expenses while you are waiting to receive benefits from VA. Complete your FAFSA early.

File Your Application Online

Apply for VA educational benefits through VONAPP, if you haven't already done so.

You will need the following to complete the application:

  • Create username/password.
  • Fill out VA Form 22-1990.
  • Have ready electronic DD-214 and if applicable, your kicker contract and/or proof of $600 buy-up
  • Bank information (name of bank, routing number & account number)
  • If known, school address, educational objective (degree), and date of your enrollment.
  • Former college information (degree, address & dates)
  • Non-military job information (type, length of time & any licensing)
  • ROTC//Service Academy/Student Loan Repayment Program information


Contact Financial Aid when you are enrolled in classes to certify your enrollment to VA. VA Certifying officials process your paperwork proving to the VA that you are enrolled in classes that meet requirements for your degree objective.  

Financial Aid
Highlander One Stop Shop (HOSS)
First Floor, Student Services Building
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (951) 827-3878
Fax: (951) 827-5619

Don't miss the information about Priority Enrollment and other important considerations for UCR veterans and members of the military.

Join your local student veterans group or start your own. You can start by joining the UCR Student Veterans & Servicemembers Facebook Group

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