Resources and Support for UD’s Veterans

The University of Delaware understands the commitment and sacrifices military members and their families make during their time of service. This is why staff and faculty at the University are committed to helping student veterans and military service members in their transition from military to college life.

The staff of the Office of the Dean of Students is dedicated to empowering students to succeed at UD personally and academically. We are excited that as a veteran or military service member you are considering how to achieve your goals in your own college journey at UD! Making the transition from the military to the college campus can be a challenge, and juggling military service and student obligations can be demanding. Our staff stands ready to support all student veterans and service members to help you navigate and succeed within the university environment. If we can be of service to you, please contact us at 302-831-8939 or

Throughout this page you will find information about using your GI benefits and other financial aid, as well as academic resources such as tutoring and study skills, counseling, and other personal support.


Coming in as a first-year student: Freshman? Transfer? Grad student? Not sure?

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Information on how to apply to UD as a first-year (never taken college-level courses) or a transfer student, if you wish to earn a degree. Please see Transfer Admissions page if you have taken college-level courses. If you just wish to take courses at UD, visit Professional and Continuing Studies.

Office of Graduate and Professional Education
Graduate Application Fee waivers are available for U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Military or members of the National Guard or Reserves. Visit UD's grad application for more information. 

USMC Leadership Scholar Program
UD participates in the USMC Leadership Scholar Program (LSP), which assists Marines in gaining admission to over 200 universities/colleges around the country. This program can help you prepare yourself for admission to the University.


Answering the basics: Veterans’ services, registration, finances, housing

Military and Veterans Services (Office of the Registrar)
Provides a wide range of answers related to the VA application process, accessing your GI bill, your status as a student veteran at UD, as well as information on academic advisement, course lists and registration for undergraduate students. For specific questions relating to the VA application process or using your GI bill, email

Financial aid, grants and loans

Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); you may qualify for other forms of financial aid, but you must submit a FAFSA.

Federal Grants and Federal Loans. These can help you meet your educational expenses (including tuition, fees, books, and living expenses while attending school).

Scholarships for Veterans

Raytheon Patriot Scholarship

New Student Orientation (NSO)
A one-day program covering important topics including student life, academics and registration, and safety and well-being. NSO also gives you the opportunity to meet classmates and orientation staff.

Residence Life and Housing
On-campus housing is available to first-year students, transfer students, upperclass students, and graduate students and their families. This site also provides information regarding off-campus housing.



Personal Support

Jobs and Careers

  • Career Services Center: Assists students with major and career choice, the graduate school application process, and the internship/job search.
  • Suiting Warriors: Can provide veterans with professional attire that will help them to compete in the workforce.
  • Troops to Teachers: Designed to assist separating or retiring military personnel in pursuing a rewarding second career in public education (elementary, secondary or vocational) while also facilitating employment in public schools.

Social Connections




Connections for you and yours in the community and beyond.

  • Delaware Joining Forces A military and community partnership for service members, veterans, and their families. Includes a search tool for veteran-related community services in Kent, Sussex, and New Castle counties.
  • Delaware 2-1-1 Provides a central resource for access to the health and human service organizations that offer support for all.
  • Wilmington VA Medical Center Provides comprehensive services ranging from preventive screenings to long-term care. Wilmington VAMC serves veterans in multiple locations for convenient access to services.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) A tool to help you find the post most convenient to you.
  • Share Your Experiences With Other Veteran Students Many veterans around the country are going to college. Share your experience, and learn from others.