Information for Veterans and Active Duty Military

The University of New Haven was recently ranked one of the “Best Colleges for Veterans” by US News & World Report. We are proud to assist you in achieving your goals and take great pride in being part of national initiatives such as Got Your Six that invest in veterans’ futures.

On-Campus Connections for Veteran Students

Veteran students at the University of New Haven benefit from many connections on campus, including a dedicated veteran student group.

Military Veterans of the University of New Haven

This student group was formed to both support current University of New Haven veteran students and encourage a “veteran friendly” campus to attract new veteran students. Their purpose is to create a community of veterans who will use their knowledge and experiences to educate the university community and advocate on behalf of student veterans.

Military & Veteran Center

The Military & Veteran Center is open and available for all student veterans and military affiliated students on campus including dependents.

The newly renovated and furnished center is located in Sheffield Hall (ground floor) and serves as common place for students to study, gather for club meetings and relax. There are two computers with access to printing, a microwave and refrigerator available to student veterans to use during breaks between classes. The “Vet Lounge” is a great place to meet fellow veterans and find out about veteran programming on campus and within the community.

Useful Links for Veteran Students

If you are looking to apply for your benefits you can do so by clicking on Apply for Benefits . This will take you to the online application form.  This online form will allow you to submit your paperwork online or print a paper form to send through the mail.

Information Pages

Benefit Information

Job Hunting


Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon GI Educational Enhancement program allows institutions of higher learning in the United States to enter voluntarily into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute a specified dollar amount of those expenses and the VA will match the same amount as the institution (not to exceed 50% of the difference).

Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership(VITAL)

The University of New Haven is a proud partner of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System located in West Haven, CT. VITAL is a VA initiative aimed to support student veterans on campus in their successful transition to academia and in completion of their educational goals.

Military Friendly School

The University of New Haven has dedicated staff to help Veterans transition from military life to a collegiate life. This includes counseling, finance, and registration, as well as peer to peer counseling Military Veterans Club that is active on campus, out in town, and Social Media.

Military Times - Best for Vets

University of New Haven awarded Top 10 Military Friendly School 2022-2023

U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges