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Student Veterans Resources

Carolina Veteran and Military Resources

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The military affiliated students receiving their education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are a vital component of our campus community. We recognize their sacrifices and value their life experiences as they enhance the diversity of our student body. This site is dedicated to assisting veterans, active duty, National Guard members, and reservists in making a successful transition into the Carolina community.

This site helps students make the transition from military duty to campus life, whether you are a new student who has completed your service, a student who interrupted your education to serve and are now returning, or a student who began your studies elsewhere and are transferring to UNC, we will help guide you to the resources you need to make the most of your Carolina experience. Please do not hesitate to contact the Student Veterans Assistance Coordinator located in the Office of the Dean of Student or any of the Resource Team members for assistance.

From the very beginning of understanding applying to the university and activating your benefits to the very end of honoring your graduation, we are here to help you every step of the way. 

Veterans Benefits

UNC-Chapel Hill is approved by the Veterans Administration as a training facility for students receiving military education benefits. All students, including new first years, transfer students, and graduate students, should visit the University Registrar's Veterans Affairs home page for more information about the VA application process and VA enrollment certification.

Jan Benjamin is the University's VA Certifying Official and is the primary point of contact for benefits and is a member of the UNC Student Veterans Resource Team. She can be reached at


Scholarships, Grants, and Loans for Military-Affiliated Students

The question of how to pay for a college education is one that almost everyone faces at some point in their lives.  Fortunately, there are many options for you as a military-affiliated student.  In addition to the possibility of a Department of Veterans Affairs or Department of Defense entitlement like the GI Bill or Tuition Assistance, there are many local and national scholarships or grants available to military or military family member students!  This list is not all-inclusive, nor should it be considered an endorsement of any one organization over another.  These are scholarships or grants that we have been made aware of and wish to pass along to you.  Please contact the Student Veterans Assistance Coordinator if you need further assistance pursuing options to fund your education.

Sometimes you may be eligible for more than one financial program that conflicts with each other and you must choose which one you to utilize.  Often times, however, you may use multiple benefits at once.  For example, you can use a GI Bill program, scholarships from businesses or veteran organizations, and financial assistance programs all at the same time.  When in doubt about what you qualify for or what you can use together, don’t be afraid to ask!

***Scholarships and search tools are listed for informational purposes only and should not be considered an endorsement.*** We do our best to keep the application periods updated, but always verify for yourself. 

Full listing of Scholarships, Grants, and Loans