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Student Veterans Resources

Carolina Veterans Resource Center Operations

The Carolina Veterans Resource Center is open Mondays & Thursdays from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. CVRC staff will continue to offer virtual appointments. To request an appointment, send an email to cvrc@unc.edu or call 919-962-9640. For the most current information, please follow us on Twitter at @UNC_CVRC.

Welcome to the Carolina Veterans Resource Center!

The Carolina Veterans Resource Center (CVRC) provides a welcoming environment to study, hang out and meet other military-connected students. Not only do we welcome veterans, but dependents, spouses, and ROTC students as well.

The center provides a multitude of resources and amenities, which include a spacious lounge area, kitchen, and study rooms. We also offer academic and career workshops, front desk peer advising, and many social and wellness events.

We have a signature on-boarding program called Boot Print to Heel Print that assists transitioning veterans from admissions through the end of their first year. We support both undergraduate, graduate and professional student veterans in this program. 

We also offer Green Zone training. This training is for faculty, staff and students who are interested in learning more about the student veteran experience and how they can best support and assist this unique sub-population.  

Veterans Benefits

UNC-Chapel Hill is approved by the Veterans Administration as a training facility for students receiving military education benefits. All students, including new first years, transfer students, and graduate students, should visit the University Registrar's Veterans Affairs for more information about the VA application process and VA enrollment certification.

Jan Benjamin is the University's VA Certifying Official and is the primary point of contact for benefits and is a member of the UNC Student Veterans Resource Team. She can be reached at jan.benjamin@unc.edu.

Scholarships, Grants, and Loans for Military-Affiliated Students

The question of how to pay for a college education is one that almost everyone faces at some point in their lives.  Fortunately, there are many options for you as a military-affiliated student.  In addition to the possibility of a Department of Veterans Affairs or Department of Defense entitlement like the GI Bill® or Tuition Assistance, there are many local and national scholarships or grants available to military or military family member students!  This list is not all-inclusive, nor should it be considered an endorsement of any one organization over another.  These are scholarships or grants that we have been made aware of and wish to pass along to you.  Please contact the Student Veterans Assistance Coordinator if you need further assistance pursuing options to fund your education.

Sometimes you may be eligible for more than one financial program that conflicts with each other and you must choose which one you to utilize.  Often times, however, you may use multiple benefits at once.  For example, you can use a GI Bill program, scholarships from businesses or veteran organizations, and financial assistance programs all at the same time.  When in doubt about what you qualify for or what you can use together, don’t be afraid to ask!

Scholarships and search tools are listed for informational purposes only and should not be considered an endorsement. We do our best to keep the application periods updated, but always verify for yourself.

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