Welcome to the Veteran & Military Student Services (VMSS) website. The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a "Military Friendly" university, committed to providing servicemen and women with a high-quality education catered to your distinct needs. The VMSS represents Active Duty, Reservist, National Guard, Veteran and VA Dependent students.
“Creating positive transition and support programs for student service members, veterans, and their families, in order to support their transition into academics, increase their graduation success rate, and assist them in achieving placement in their chosen career field following graduation.”
Paused Certification Submittal
For terms beginning on or after Aug 1, 2018
The VA is performing a system update to include location reporting for those courses not physically on the CU Denver campus. The VMSS has been instructed by the VA to hold and not submit Certifications for these courses.
This includes clock hour forms for internship or clinical, CU Anschutz Medical Campus Certification Requests, and CU South Certifications Requests. While we hope there will be no disruptions in benefits, please plan for delays.
We will report out any updates that we receive as we receive them.
Veteran/Military New Student Orientation (NSO) Dates
Wed, Jul 18, 2p-5p, Student Commons 2500
Wed, Aug 15, 2p-5p, Student Commons 2500
Clock Hour Certification
Clock Hours are used when a student has an internship, residency, or rounds that are required for their degree plan. If the student is taking a course that also has a residency or clinical rounds component either the credit hours or the clock hours can be certified but not both. If the student chooses to have the clock hours certified instead of the credit hours, the term dates will follow the beginning and end dates of the residency or clinical rounds instead of the normal term/semester dates. The form to request Clock Hour certification can be found here.
Residency Changes for Dependents
For Dependents who are not eligible to petition under Section 702, you will need to petition through CU Denver. Residency must be submitted the Monday 1 week prior to the start of term.
Full-time status is based on the length of the term and the number of enrolled credits.
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You must be enrolled in the minimum credits each term to qualify for Full-Time benefits. If you are unsure if your class schedule is full-time email email@example.com with the subject "Check (Semester) for Full-Time Status" and be sure to include your name and Student ID number.
Study Abroad Guide
This is our guide to the VA's policy for what they will cover for Studying Abroad.
Veterans Flyer - Study Abroad.pdf
STUDY ABROAD RULES 33 and 31.pdf
New Education/GI Bill Changes
2016 National Defense Act Contains Education and GI Bill Changes
If a student withdraws after the add/drop period, the student must provide mitigating circumstances documentation to our office. If no mitigating circumstances are provided to our office, will submit your withdrawal without mitigating circumstances. As a result, any payments paid out for the withdraw from the beginning of the term (tuition and fees, book stipend, and housing allowance) will be considered an overpayment. The VA will require that money be paid back to them.