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Veteran Student Services

Denver Office Hours

Mon - Thurs 8a-7p
Friday 8a-5p​​​
Phone: 303.556.2745

Anschutz Office Hours

Tues - Thurs 8a-1p & 2p-5p
Location: P28-3202 Ed 2 North
Phone: 303.724.9649​​​​​​​​​

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"Serving Those Who Serve"

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.

Our Mission:

“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.”


CU Denver Student Health Insurance

As of Aug 2016, CU Denver will no longer offer an optional health insurance plan for domestic (non-international) students for 2016-17. We strongly advise you to seek alternate coverage by Aug 1, 2016.

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.

Term Length Undergrad F/T Grad F/T
Fall Semester 16 weeks 12 credits 5 credits
Spring Semester 16 weeks 12 credits 5 credits
Maymester 3 weeks 3 credits 2.5 credits
Reg Summer 8 weeks 6 credits 5 credits
Intv Summer 1 5 weeks 4 credits 3 credits
Intv Summer 2 5 weeks 4 credits 3 credits

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​ 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.pdfVeterans Flyer - Study Abroad.pdf

STUDY ABROAD RULES 33 and 31.pdfSTUDY 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 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. 


TheVMSS ‘Tutoring for Vets’ Program offers services to University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus student veterans and dependents, graduates and undergraduates. Tutoring for Vets offers free tutoring online and in person sessions with any subject/course the student is seeking help in. The student can opt for permanent or as needed sessions in a variety of subjects and courses.

If you are interested in scheduling sessions, please fill out the Tutor Request Form or if you have questions, contact us at



Office of Veteran Student Services

Phone: Anschutz Office: 303.724.9649 or Denver Office: 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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