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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 formula:
                 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. If you are using benefits under Chapter 30, 1606, or 1607, you are required to verify your enrollment monthly by visiting the WAVES website.

Complete VA and Financial Aid Refund Release form, if needed. This is a request to have a Sponsor payment applied to the student's account in the amount that is expected from the VA for tuition and fees. Once the Sponsor payment is applied, it will look as though the VA has paid their portion. The remaining Financial Aid will become available for refund to the student. Student MUST meet all of the following requirements to be eligible:
  • Student accepted Financial Aid for the semester and is expecting a refund.
  • Student is eligible for the Chapter 33 Post 9-11 GI Bill.
  • Student is classified as a resident for tuition purposes.
  • A current eBenefits Summary MUST ALSO be submitted.

5. 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.

6. The Heroes Clinic offers free ongoing dental care for student Veterans enrolled in classes. If you do not have dental coverage or just want an additional cleaning, make an appointment by calling 303-724-2VET (2838).

7. After steps 1-2 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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