Veteran Students

The Registrar’s Office and Veteran’s Services are here to help students who are using military education benefits understand how their benefits work towards funding their education. We process transactions between UMBC and the Department of Veteran Affairs. This can be a confusing process so we have developed an admitted student checklist, returning student checklist, and for those temporarily studying at UMBC, a guest student checklist.

If you are currently or plan to utilize VA benefits in the future, please join us for Webinars to ask our School Certifying Official(s) any questions that you may have regarding the use of the benefits.  These webinars will be held during the first month of each semester.  They are finished for the Spring 24 term.

Questions such as:

What is a late fee hold on my account?

What do  you need to submit every semester to receive VA benefits?

Why has the VA not paid my tuition and fees before the first day of classes?

What will the VA pay/not pay for?



No RSVP needed


VA has a useful resource that can help them make decisions about what to do next. It’s a three-part guide, “Building Your Future with the GI Bill®”:


Admitted Student Checklist
Admitted Student
Continuing Student checklist

Continuing Student
Guest Student Checklist

Guest Student  
VA Forms


Helpful Links

UMBC Veteran Services

Veteran Services FAQ

Undergraduate Training Time Table

VA Chapter Benefits

Veteran Questions