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Veteran Student Services

Semester Process

For continuing students

    Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for grants, 
    loans, and scholarships. By completing the FAFSA, the $200 registration fee required 
    each semester will be waived. See our Financial Aid page for more information. This
    should be filled out once a year, ideally in January but after you file your taxes.

 1. Register/Enroll for classes. Full time for Undergrad is 12 credit hours (Fall/Spring) and 6 
    credit hours (Summer). Graduate students must take 5 hours to be considered full time. 
            -NOTE: If you take only online classes, you will only receive HALF of the National 
             average BAH. 
            -At least one credit hour must be taken on campus. Some hybrid classes are 
             classified as online courses. 
            -In order to calculate the number of credit hours required to be full time, use the 
                              credit hours times number of weeks (duration) = required in class hours
2. Fill out the Request for Certification/Class Card entirely. This must be completed EVERY
    semester. Please submit this at least  3 weeks before the start of the semester to allow
    for processing.
-If there are any changes to your class schedule, please submit a new Request for 
           ​​Certification and notate the changes in the remarks section. ​       ​
3. Sign up for UCDenver Health Insurance. To waive student health insurance for the 
    Anschutz Campus click here. CU Denver's student health insurance meets the
    qualifications under Obamacare and is covered by Post-9/11 (Ch. 33). If you are utilizing
    the VA Hospital for medical care, you can still sign up for the school health insurance.     
            -Ensure it is billed to your student account by the census date. 
            -Only sign up for the current semester. 
4. After steps 1-3 are complete, the Office of Veteran Student Services Certifying Official
    will certify your enrollment and you will start receiving benefits!

Office of Veteran Student Services

Phone: 303-556-2630 or 303-556-2745

Street Address: Tivoli Student Union, Suite 124, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 173364, Campus 155, Denver, CO 80217-3364


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