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. 

Welcome Guide

Current Announcements


The Veteran Services Center (VSC) will be closed for walk-in services the week of May 31st to June 3rd and will reopen on June 6th. Our normal hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. You can contact us at veteran@uci.edu with your inquiries and we will respond in the order your email was received.


Attention Out-of-State Chapter 35 Students

Effective academic year 2022-2023, Chapter 35 students may also qualify for a tuition waiver for any out-of-state fees. Please review the information on our Non-Resident Exemption webpage and reach out to regres@uci.edu with any questions about the VACAA waiver. 


Congratulations New Anteaters!

We would like to extend a sincere congratulations to recently admitted first-year and transfer military-connected students. Please follow the link to this video to learn about Priority Enrollment, Housing Guarantee, and how to request your CalVet and VA education benefits. Please note that the 2022-2023 Request for Certification (RFC) Form will be available later this summer. We will notify admitted military-connected students by email with instructions on how to request their VA education benefits.