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Veterans

The Office of Scholarships & Financial will provide assistance to those veterans planning to utilize their benefits for tuition and fees.  UW proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Simply come to the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid and see a staff member in our VA area.  You may also contact us by email at: vafinaid@uwyo.edu.  After you apply for benefits you should get a letter from the VA office in St. Louis telling you about your eligibility.  Once you've registered at UW and signed up for classes your application will be certified and payment of your benefits will begin.  Usually the payments will be mailed directly to you.

You will need to bring your discharge certificate from active duty (DD Form 214); those in the National Reserve should bring their NOBE (DD Form 2384 or Notice of Basic Eligibility), and dependents should come with a declaration of status of dependents form (Form 21-686c).  To receive benefits you must have declared a major field of study, and once you begin receiving benefits, you must come to our office and fill out a VA registration card every semester.  You will also be expected to sign in early each month, to certify your continued class attendance.

GI Bill Application Forms

Important Note for Veterans

Please contact the Scholarships & Financial Aid office if you or your spouse receive BAH money while receiving Federal Aid.  Effective July 1, 2010, the Higher Education Opportunity Act which was passed in 2008 requires us to adjust your budget accordingly.  We have included the section below for your convenience:

HEOA section 471 HEA section 472(3) Effective date: July 1, 2010
The HEOA specifies that, for students living in housing located on a military base or housing for which they receive a basic allowance under Title 37 of the U.S.C.- Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services, the room and board allowance shall include an allowance based on the expenses reasonably incurred for board only.

Principles of Excellence

Educational institutions participating in the Principles of Excellence program agree to the following guidelines:

  • Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.

  • Provide educational plans for all military and Veteran education beneficiaries.

  • End fraudulent and aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.

  • Accommodate Service members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.

  • Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.

  • Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.

  • Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.

For further information regarding benefits please refer to the following links:

Contact Us

Scholarships & Financial Aid

1000 E. University Ave

Dept. 3335

Laramie, WY 82071-3335

Phone: (307) 766-2116

Fax: (307) 766-3800

Email: finaid@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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