Military and Veteran Student Services

Mission: Our role is to support military members, veterans, and their families at UNI as they transition between military duty, college, and new careers. We are committed to faculty and staff education, on and off campus resource networking, advocacy, and listening to each student to ensure that each military affiliated students' voice is heard and they are empowered to achieve success in class and beyond.



The University of Northern Iowa has many resources available on campus for students. If you cannot find what you are looking for on UNI's campus there are many outside resources within the community and Iowa that are able to help Military and Veteran students. Below are resources found on both on and off campus. 

Veterans Affairs/Iowa National Guard

Iowa Department of Veteran's Affairs

Black Hawk County Veteran's Affairs Department

Waterloo VA Outpatient Clinic

Vet Center

Iowa National Guard


Iowa Department of Veteran Affairs

Iowa specific information for veterans; includes grants,

housing, loans, license plates, Iowa veteran trust fund and numerous

other state specific information


Health and Well Being

Apply for Health Benefits

Iowa City VA Health Care System

Student Health 101

Prescription Refills

Veterans Affairs Pharmacy and Benefits

Disabled American Veteran

Mesothelioma & Asbesto Awareness Center

 Mental Health

VA Mental Health

National Center for PTSD

PTSD Coach Mobile App

Half of Us

Veterans Crisis Line



Iowa Workforce Development

VA for Vets

Assists Veterans translate their military skills, build their resumes,

and provides career coaches/assessments



Education Benefits

Post 9/11 GI Bill and other programs

Federal Tuition Assistance

Process for Applying for Federal TA (Reservist/Guard)

Free tutoring for Active Duty/Reserve/Guard Personnel

College Online guide for Veterans


For Army, Marine Corps, and Navy transcripts requests.

GI Bill

GI Bill site contains information on veteran benefits as well as GI Bill specific information


NISG Housing List

Refinance & Mortgage Guide for U.S Veterans

Americans for Independent Living



Other Online Resources

Higher education Resources for veterans and their families

American Council on Education Toolkit

 A toolkit for veteran friendly institutions



Disabled Veterans Scholarship

CCME Scholarships

Student Veteran Scholarships

AMVETS Scholarships

NAUS Scholarship Program

VRW Scholarships

USAA Scholarship

Navy-Marine Corps Education Assistance

Army Emergency Relief Scholarship

ThanksUSA Scholarship Program

Scholarship Programs of Fisher House Foundation


This site contains numberous scholarships for veterans, spouses and dependents.