Serving Those Who Served with Honor

The University of New Haven was recently ranked one of the "Best Colleges for Veterans" by US News & World Report. We are proud to assist you in achieving your goals and take great pride in being part of national initiatives such as Got Your Six that invest in veterans' futures.

Your Success Continues Here

Through the Military & Veteran Services Team, you will have the support you need to achieve your goals in this next phase of your life. Our programs at the University of New Haven will help you excel in the classroom, connect with other service members, and allow you access to all the services and resources available to ensure your success. Our dedicated staff members who work specifically with our military/student veterans and their dependents are there so that you will always know to whom and where to turn when you need help.


Our Community

Joining the community at the University of New Haven means having access to all of the tools necessary to succeed, the support needed to get your goals accomplished, and the support needed along the way to ensure it all gets done. Whether in the classroom or in the field, our team of dedicated staff/students is here to ensure your success.



At the University of New Haven, we provide the solid foundation of knowledge and skills you need to succeed at any career path you choose.

Check out our Undergraduate and Graduate programs, and find your major.

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Join Our Family

The University of New Haven is home to over 300 military/student veterans and dependents, as well as nearly 100 ROTC cadets. So, no matter what your program or schedule, you’re sure to run into a fellow Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine.

Benefit Information
Yellow Ribbon Program
yellow ribbon

The University of New Haven is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program — a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010. Unlike many other schools, the University is proud to offer this opportunity to all students who are eligible with no maximum to the number of students who can receive this benefit. To qualify, you must be 100% eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. If eligible, there is nothing additional that needs to be done to apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program benefit.

  • Applying for Benefits - Military/Veterans

    You should apply for your benefits at the same time you submit your application to the University. To apply for your benefits, go to and complete the required documents under the Education Benefits section. Once completed, you will receive a document from the VA called your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) which will state which benefits you qualify for and the length of time you have to use them.

  • Applying for Benefits — Dependents and Spouses

    The parent/spouse will need to request their benefits by going to and completing the required documents under the Education Benefits section. Once the benefits have been applied for and transferred accordingly, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for the dependent/ spouse outlining the benefits they are eligible for and the length of time they have to use them.

  • University Required Documents
    • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for the service member or dependent/spouse
    • DD-214 of the service member or parent/spouse
  • University Recognized VA Educational Benefit Programs
    • Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill — Active Duty
    • Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill
    • Chapter 35: Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA)
    • Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill — Selected Reserve
    • Chapter 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
    • Tuition Assistance (TA)
    • My Career Advancement Account
    • (MyCAA) Scholarship
  • Veterans Who Have Fully Exhausted Their Benefits

    20% tuition discount if benefits are exhausted while currently enrolled at the University. Any questions, please contact

Veteran Emergency Fund

Entirely dependent upon donations, the Veteran Emergency Fund has been established to assist student veterans who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency throughout the semester, including a delay in benefits, BAH and book stipends from the VA.

Our Veterans


We are a university with a very large and active veteran community that helps its brothers and sisters make the transition from soldier to student and onward.


WNHU Podcast

WNHU Podcast


WNHU Podcast Created for Veterans by Veterans

Hosted by Gabe Kautzner, a combat veteran who is a Wounded Warrior Project-certified peer tutor, and produced by Nelson VanDenburgh ’19, "Voice of the Veteran" is a podcast that gives veterans a platform to share their experiences.