Veterans

Federal, state, and institutional student financial aid programs are available to cover your cost of attendance. Completing the FAFSA is the first step in determining your eligibility for most financial aid programs.

Veterans Educational Programs

Federal and state veterans educational programs are available for active duty service members and veterans of the U.S. Armed Services, and, in some cases, the dependents of service members.

Resources received through most federal veterans educational programs don’t affect financial aid eligibility. The following links provide additional information on these programs and the processes that must be followed to utilize these benefits:

Processing Steps for Students Receiving Veterans Benefits

Learn how to receive veterans educational benefits as a new or continuing student at Illinois.

Withdrawing From the University for Activation or Deployment

If you’ve been ordered to active duty and must withdraw from Illinois, you may be entitled to receive credit for your courses. See the steps to withdraw.

Helpful Links for Veterans

Get more information specific to veterans, from money matters to scholarship and job opportunities.

Selective Service

Male students ages 18 to 25 must register with Selective Service. Members of the National Guard or Reserves not on active duty and members discharged from active duty before their 26th birthday must also register.

All immigrant alien males, other than those admitted on nonimmigrant visas, must register whether or not they have an alien registration card.

Contact Information

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Office of Student Financial Aid, Veterans Assistance
620 East John Street, MC-303
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-333-9283
Email: OSFAVeterans@illinois.edu

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Regional Processing Office
400 South 18th Street
St. Louis, MO 63103-9722
Phone: 888-442-4551
Website: www.benefits.va.gov/gibill