UCI Veteran Services is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for veterans, reservists, and their dependents. We provide assistance in obtaining the educational benefits to which they are entitled. The center is 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.

News and Events


Graduating Veterans

All veterans graduating this year, please stop by the Veteran Services Center to pick up your Medallion and Veteran Cord for your Commencement Ceremony.

If you have questions please contact Veteran Services.


Fall 2014 Quarterly Certifications

Fall 2014 Quarterly Certification can be turned in after July 1, 2014. Incoming Freshman and Transfer Students please see the Register page for more information. Students using Chapter 31, Voc Rehab, or Chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill, educational benefits must have their certification form in no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, August 29, 2014 to ensure your tuition and fees are paid before the fee payment deadline, September 15, 2014.

If you have questions please contact Veteran Services.


Summer Session 2014 Certification Forms 

Please turn in your Quarterly Course Enrollment Forms for Summer Session.

You can turn in your forms by fax to 949-824-7971, email to veteran@uci.edu, or walk-in.

Please contact the Veteran Services Center if there are any questions.


2014 UCI Summer Session 

Summer 2014

For Summer Session 2014, Summer Session will be offering a full-time fee incentive program for all current and incoming UC students*. Students will need to pay for up to only 8 units in per unit course fees.

For example, a current UCI undergraduate student enrolling on time in 12 units of coursework will pay $2,168 in course fees ($271/unit x 8 units), a mandatory $150 campus fee, plus any applicable course materials fees.

2014 course preview now available here.

Online courses available! Make progress toward your degree, even if you're not on campus. Learn more.

*Please note that the full-time fee incentive program does not apply to visiting non-UC students, to special programs charging a program fee in lieu of course fees, and any courses with other applicable discounts (such as independent study courses). Fees other than course fees will be charged according to the appropriate deadlines and policies for enrollments beyond 8 units. Course fees are pending final approval by the Regents of the University of California and are subject to change at any time for all campuses, including UC Irvine.


Google SVA -  Resume Workshop 

June 4th to 11th 
Click here for a list of locations

SVA is proud to announce that we are partnering with Google and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) to host another year of resume workshops for more than 400 veterans in 14 cities nationwide!

Whether you have a resume or need to start from scratch, every veteran that attends a workshop is paired with a Google employee for a one-on-one resume critique and coaching session, attends a panel discussion with Google veterans and hiring professionals, enjoys a free lunch, and goes on a tour of the Google office!

If you would like to find more information about these workshops, you can click here to visit the SVA website and RSVP.


Scholarship Opportunity for Female Veterans  

Summer Training Courses
July 10th to 31st

CSP Inc Project HER is offering a limited amount of scholarships for female veterans who are interested in becoming California State Certified Sexual Assault Counselors. This certification training is a 48-hour state training which provides individuals with the opportunity to receive education and learn skills that will help them assist sexual assault victims. Volunteer opportunities through Project HER include: crisis counseling, 24 hour hotline support, accompaniment services, outreach events and mentorship.

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship or would like more information click here or contact Annie Wynne at awynne@cspince.org. 


Vet Quarterly: Winter 2014 

The Winter edition of our center's newsletter, Vet Quarterly, is now available. Feel free to come pick up a paper copy from our office or click here to download the PDF. 


NEW Online GI Bill Comparison Tool Available 

February 4, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs launched today an online GI Bill® Comparison Tool to make it easier for Veterans, Service members and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. Read more...

The GI Bill Comparison Tool can be found at: http://benefits.va.gov/gibill/comparison

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NEW Vet Net Allies Bookmarks

The Veteran Services Center has new VetNet Allies Bookmarks. Download a copy here or pick one up at the Veteran Services Center.


UCOP Veteran Advisory Board

UCOP Veteran Advisory Board

UC President Janet Napolitano recently created a Veteran Advisory Board after meeting with veterans from each UC campus. Read more about it here.

UCI student Jessica Garcia will be the representative for the veteran population at UCI. Read her message to the veteran population below.

Dear Veteran Students,

I am writing not only as a veteran student myself but as your veteran representative to the office of the UC President Janet Napolitano. It is an honor to represent our campus and to give UCI veterans a voice on the Veteran Advisory Board. As a member of the advisory board my responsibilities are to address any barriers that veteran students might have to education while attending a UC campus. I need your help, if you want change for our campus and other UC campuses I need to hear your ideas and opinions so I can better serve you.

Please feel free to contact me.


Jessica Garcia
(714) 679-6078 

Smoke-Free Campus Effective January 1, 2014 

Smoke Free

The University of California will be smoke-free effective January 1, 2014 including on-campus housing communities. For information about the UC Irvine implementation of this all UC policy, please click here.

If you are ready to be tobacco free please contact the Veteran Services Center. We can provide you with information for free Cessation Services and free Nicotine Patches. Please note we can only provide you with the information to contact organizations that can help. The VSC does not actually provided the product or services.

For a list of UCI Smoking Cessation Programs, information, and upcoming events please click here. The UC Irvine Health Education Center will provide printed resources and other cessation information for students affected by this policy.


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Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed on Labor Day
Monday, September 1, 2014 

Quick Links


Post 9/11 GI Bill logo Link

Veterans Crisis Line 1800-273-TALK(8255) Press 1 for Veterans

PROUD PARTICIPANT Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions

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