The University of New Hampshire's campus in Manchester welcomes returning Iraq and Afghan War veterans and all who served our country in the military. Resources are available to help you move from service member to scholar-- at the beginning of your academic career, transferring from another college, or returning to the classroom after an interruption in your education.
On-campus resources will help veterans and members of the guard and reserves take advantage of their educational benefits. UNH's Veterans Coordinator, Lonn Sattler, provides counseling on veterans' benefits.
New in-coming Veterans and their eligible dependents may apply for educational benefits before the start of each semester. Returning veteran students must reapply for benefits each semester.
Need to do:
- Apply for your VA Educational Benefits at www.gibill.va.gov or request an application for Education Benefits form from our UNH Manchester VA certifying officals. We recommend that you apply for benefits online for faster service.
- When you receive your ‘Certificate of Eligibility’ (COE) letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs, please submit a copy of the letter to our UNH Manchester certifying officials to finalize your paperwork for VA benefits.
- You will also need to submit a copy of your DD-214 (if discharged from service) to our certifying officials.
Need to know:
- The certifying officials for the UNH Manchester campus are Madeline Slocum in Student Accounts and Doreen Palmer in Registration.
- You must notify our certifying officials each semester once you have registered to allow sufficient time to be certified and keep your BAH on schedule.
- Veterans receiving VA benefits under the post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) and dependents using Chapter 35 do not have to verify their attendance each month with the VA, but must inform the UNHM Veterans certifying officials of any changes to their enrollment status.
- Veterans receiving VA benefits under the Montgomery GI Bills (Chapters 30, 1606 and 1607) must call 1-877-823-2378 once a month for verification of attendance or online at www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do.
- As a way of thanking our returning service members, the admission application fee for veteran applicants has been waived for students honorably discharged on or after July 1, 1985.
- UNH Manchester has its own BAH code resulting in an increased allowance for our college’s students.
- UNH Manchester staff provides certification and eligibility verifications onsite for you, streamlining the process and allowing you more timely access to your benefits.
- UNH Manchester hosts a virtual organization to support UNH Manchester veterans and their allies and to serve as a useful one stop information source for sharing and developing a veterans and allies community on the campus.
- UNH Manchester’s Student Veterans Advocacy Team provides an ongoing assessment of and takes action on the college’s strengths and weaknesses in serving students who served in the military.
- UNH Manchester is one of only two colleges/universities in the state to have a recognized chapter of the Student Veterans of America.
- The VA Rep from the Durham campus holds monthly office hours at UNH Manchester and provides counseling on all veterans' benefits programs.
- Meetings and social activities scheduled throughout the year give student veterans a chance to meet, relax, share, and get current accurate information on veterans’ issues.
- Graduating veterans receive a special red, white, and blue honor cord to be worn with their regalia at commencement in recognition of their service to our country.
- Student Veterans Advocacy Team (Check your Blackboard organizations)
- UNH Manchester Chapter of Student Veterans of America
- The UNH Manchester Library has added the following periodicals to the collection
- Marines: Official Magazine of the United States Marines Corps. (Reading Room starting in March)
- American Legion Magazine (Reading Room)
- VFW Magazine (Reading Room)
- Soldiers: Official Magazine of the United States Army
- All Hands: Official Magazine of the United States Navy
- Airman: Official Magazine of the United States Air Force
- GI Bill
- New Hampshire State Veterans Council
- New Hampshire State Office of Veterans Services
- Regional VA Office
- US Department of Veterans Affairs
- Veterans Service Organizations
- The Wounded Warrior Project
- Disabled American Veterans
- The Vet Centers
- Veterans Support/Veterans Count (Easter Seals)
Community of Veterans (IAVA) is social network community of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. The mission of the organization is to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families though networking and information exchange.
Veterans Helping Veterans is a resource tool built to serve veterans in crisis management, information, and referral need.
American Veteran presents a monthly video magazine featuring issues of importance to veterans.
VA News hosts a weekly video featuring news and information about the Department of Veteran Affairs.