The Military and Veterans Success Center is located on the first floor of the Elliott Student Union, room 117. There is visitor parking across the street, south of the Union, on Clark Street, as well as nearby student parking lots. For assistance with driving or parking directions, please contact the office 660-543-8776.
There is also an interactive campus map available here.
If you are a service member (active duty, national guard, or reserves) or a veteran you will fill out a transfer application, HERE.
If you are a student who left for a semester or longer and would like to return, you will fill out the re-admit application, HERE.
Yes, UCM provides credit for military training. For members who have completed basic training they receive the following credit:
There are many articulations already set up for our service members and veterans and those can be found HERE.
To learn more about military transcripts visit our Military and Veterans Transcripts page.
To schedule a campus tour click HERE.
You are exempt from living on campus if you are active duty (excludes monthly reserve service). Students that are in the National Guard or Reserves that do not meet the automatic exemptions, transfer student exemptions, or commuter exemptions will be required to live on campus for the first two years or until they meet the age or credit requirements.
Students are automatically exempt if they are:
To view other exemptions students can visit University Housing FAQ.
To view the commuter exemption form and general exemption request form students can visit our University Housing Forms page.
If students have special situations that you would like to be considered for an exemption due to military reasons you can contact Courtney Swoboda. email@example.com.
Students that indicate they are military affiliated (veterans, service members, and their dependents) on the application the fee automatically gets waived.
Apply at va.gov or contact the VA at 1-888-442-4551
We also have information about each benefit HERE.
It is highly recommended students contact the Military and Veterans Success Center and schedule an appointment to go over how benefits work, what discounts you will receive at UCM, and go through the Certification Request Form. We can even assist you with applying for benefits on va.gov.
Schedule an appointment HERE.
Students must fill out the Certification Request Form each semester they seek to use their VA educational benefits. You can visit our forms page HERE.
There are few reasons students may owe on their account:
Students using Chapter 1606 have to verify enrollment at the end of each month by calling 1-877-823-2378 or visiting the WAVE site.
- Students must wait until the last day of each month to verify.
- VA file number is the students SSN.
- VA will take 5-7 days to payout.
Example: If classes started in August students would start the verification process the last day (August 31) before the system will allow you to verify. Students can then expect to be paid for the time in August 5-7 days in September.
Please contact the School Certifying Official, 660-543-8776 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Students that are using VA educational benefits:
And/or military tuition assistance:
No, this benefit is for students using one of the listed benefits below:
And/or military tuition assistance:
This discount will be applied once the Certification Request Form has been submitted and the Military and Veterans Services Department confirms student is benefit eligible.
Veterans that have exhausted VA educational benefits (Chapter 33, 30, 31, 1606, or 35) while attending UCM will continue to receive the Military Tuition Package.
This discount will be applied once the Certification Request Form has been submitted and the Military and Veterans Services Department confirms student has exhausted VA educational benefits.
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