The University of Iowa is approved as a training facility for veterans. The Office of Veterans Services is located in two places depending on need. The two offices together coordinate the University's services to the approximately 550 veterans attending classes and receiving veterans benefits.
Veteran Students at The University of Iowa who intend to receive VA Education benefits should contact the Office of GI Bill Services in 201C Communications Center ( 319-335-3895 or 319-335-0226 fax 319-335-3761).
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Veterans may obtain the following services from this office:
- Certification of enrollment for educational benefits
- Tutorial assistance
- Referrals for counseling for financial, vocational, and academic problems
- Disability and Compensation claim filing
- Veterans work study job information
- Information about changes in legislative regulations which affect veterans
- Information about University procedures and community services.
The Office of Veterans Services also acts as a direct liaison between The University of Iowa and the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in St. Louis regarding underpayment, overpayment or nonpayment of benefits. The University of Iowa has no separate financial aid available for veterans at this time.
Veterans expecting to enroll under the educational benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs may obtain application forms from the Office of Veterans Services if they have not previously established their eligibility with the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Transfer students, and returning students need to complete a Veterans Worksheet to confirm their intentions to re-enroll.
Certified copies of your separation papers, form DD-214, should be submitted with an initial application for benefits. Submission of a DD214 is not necessary for students who have used the benefit before. All forms should be sent to the Office of Veterans Services.
The first GI BILL benefit check will traditionally be received approximately six weeks after the first day of class.
Veterans benefit allowances, Department of Veterans Affairs programs and policies, and University of Iowa services and procedures frequently change. To obtain current information about VA benefits, your eligibility for benefits, rate and method of payment, or the address of the nearest regional office, call 1-888-442-4551.
Related programs and services available to veterans at The University of Iowa include:
Resident Rate Tuition
- Army and Air Force ROTC programs
- Reserve and National Guard Units from all branches of the military
- A major VA hospital on the University's west campus.
The University of Iowa Provides In-State Tuition for Active Duty Military, US Veterans and Family
Starting with the Spring 2015 term with Home Base Iowa Initiative, and starting before the Veterans
Access, Choice & Accountability Act of 2014.This law requires Public Universities to provide In-State
tuition for US Veterans and family members and Active Duty Military.
To receive resident tuition the following documentation will work:
Active Duty Military, a copy of orders
Veterans can use a DD form 214
Spouse or Dependent of military member/veteran. A copy of the DD 214 and a birth
certificate/adoption paperwork or tax return with a student showing as a dependent. A marriage
certificate or Domestic Partner certificate.
Any questions or submit this documentation to:
University of Iowa
GI Bill Services
Room 201D Communications Center
116 South Madison Street
Iowa City, IA 52242
319 335 3895
Fax 319 335 3761