Veterans and Dependents

Educational programs at UNM Valencia have been approved for persons eligible for VA benefits. Further information concerning the GI Bill Educational Training and Veterans Affairs may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office. Applications for the various VA programs can be obtained from the VA School Certifying Official. If a veteran has any doubt of his eligibility for any of the programs, additional information can be obtained by calling the VA Regional Office at 1.888.442.4551.

In accordance with the Title 38 US Code 3679 (e), Section 103 of Public Law (PL) 115-408, ‘Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018,’ individuals using veterans benefits under chapter 31 or 33 will be allowed to attend or participate in courses, while pending VA payment. UNM-Valencia will not:

  •  Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  •  Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  •  Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  •  Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

To qualify for this provision, such students may be required to submit the following to the School Certifying Official:

  •  A VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class; or
  •  A written request to be certified (VA Schedule Approval Form).