Undergraduate Student Veterans & GI Bill® (R) Users
We are so excited that you're interested in pursuing undergraduate coursework with the University of Denver. As a veteran, you offer an enriching perspective to the DU community. To return the favor, we make every effort to ensure our student veterans are supported. At DU, you'll experience a community of doers just like you, as well as the facilities and resources to make a real-world impact. Below, you'll find information and links to help get your application process underway.
Learn About the DU Admissions Process
Start by heading over to the DU Undergraduate Admission & Aid page. There, you'll find an overview of our admission process and links to help identify the right type of application for you.
Begin Your DU Undergraduate Application
After selecting your application type, review the corresponding Application Checklist for a list of the materials you'll need to begin. Once you've collected these materials, you'll be ready to start the application process.
Activate Your GI Bill® Benefits
Your GI Bill® education benefits must first be set up with the VA, and then with DU, before they can be approved and activated. For detailed information on how to do this, visit the Office of the Registrar's GI Bill® Education Benefits page.
Transfer Your GI Bill® Benefits
Your GI Bill® education benefits may be transferrable to a spouse or dependent. Learn more about how to transfer your GI Bill® benefits at the VA website.
Notify DU of your Intent to Use the GI Bill®
Once you've activated your GI Bill® benefits with the Department of Veteran Affairs, you must notify DU by completing the Intent to Use Veteran Benefits Information Sheet and submitting it, along with a copy of your VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Statement of Benefits, to VACertify@du.edu.
Use our Undergraduate GI Bill® Application Roadmap to ensure you've completed each step.Download the Roadmap
Additional Funds for College
Apply for Scholarships
Scholarships are an outstanding way to close the gap when it comes to funding your education. Whether you're looking for help paying for your room and board or extra funds for books and necessities, scholarships can get the job done.Learn More
Apply for Yellow Ribbon Funding
The Yellow Ribbon Funding Program seeks to make out-of-state colleges and private universities available to student veterans. While these types of schools are often more expensive, we believe that student veterans deserve choice in their education. And it is our sincere hope that you choose to become a Pioneer!Learn More
Student Health Insurance Plan Waiver
As a veteran, your health care may already be covered by the VA. In this case, we do not require student veterans to enroll in our campus insurance policy. To opt out of this policy, fill out this waiver.