UCI Veteran Services Center

Welcome Military-Connected Students

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The Veterans Services Center (VSC) provides assistance to military-connected students - veterans, reservists, National Guard, active duty, and dependents - in obtaining their U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. The VSC is responsible for submitting certification requests for incoming and continuing military-connected students, answering questions military-connected students may have concerning their VA educational benefits, and providing resources to assist military-connected students in navigating their transition to student life at UC Irvine. 

Current Announcements 


Remote instruction has been extended until Friday, January 28. Our office is available during normal business hours through Calendly (Zoom) and email at veteran@uci.edu during this time period and will be available for in-person services and support beginning Monday, January 31. 


The Chancellor announced last month that instruction during the first two weeks of the 2022 Winter Quarter, January 3 through January 14, will be remote. Our office is available through Calendly (Zoom) and email at veteran@uci.edu during this period. Please continue to follow return to campus guidelines and we wish you a happy and healthy new year!


The VSC is available for in-person services and support beginning on 09/20/2021. We are located in the Student Center Building, Room G306 (third floor). Our office will continue to be available through Calendly (Zoom) and email at veteran@uci.edu for students who would like to connect virtually.

We look forward to welcoming you back at UCI!


The following is an update with regards to the Request for Certification (RFC) form and its requirement. The RFC will no longer be required on a quarter or semester basis, instead the form will only be required annually. Although the request will be submitted once per year, after a student is certified for a given term, they will still have to report any enrollment changes (i.e., class adds/drops, major changes, etc.) via email to veteran@uci.edu. We believe that making the request an annual process will remove barriers for military-connected students while minimizing certification delays.

The new RFC form is now available in an updated, user-friendly webform and can be found on our Submit Your Forms webpage. If you experience any technical difficulties, please reach out to veteran@uci.edu with a detailed description of your issue.


The VSC is available remotely until further notice. Please follow the Submit Your Forms webpage to submit your CalVet College Fee Waiver, Certificate of Eligibility (COE), and Request for Certification (RFC). In addition, read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage for answers to some of the most common questions during the COVID-19 Pandemic. You can reach us at veteran@uci.edu and we will respond to your inquiry in the order it was received.