Military & Veterans

Programs That Go Over and Above

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs(VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Veterans Affairs (VA)

University of the West sincerely thanks our veterans for your service to our country. This page was designed so that you can find more information on the many resources and benefits available to you. Thank you for considering University of the West for the next step in your educational journey.


UWest has been approved to train veterans and other eligible students. Veterans who choose to attend UWest and enroll in one of the approved degree programs will be able to receive veteran’s benefits to help pay for their education.

To obtain information on VA education benefits, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website at  http://www.GIBill.VA.Gov» or call toll-tree at 1(888) GI-Bill-1 or 1(888) 442-4551. They provide information 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

Important: To learn more about and stay current on GI Bill® benefits, please visit».

Contact UWest School Certifying Official (SCO):

Lezli Fang

SCO, Director of Financial Aid
(626) 656-2138

Records and Training Transcripts

ACE (American Council on Education) explains how your military training and experience» can be translated into academic credit. Learn more in the military guide».

To earn academic credit for military service and coursework, request your official transcript:


Additional Resources

There are a number of resources available to veterans. VA, AMVETS, and DAV offer many services to veterans and their dependents. Whether it be for your education or disability benefits, these organizations can help with the benefits you have earned.


Military OneSource

This is a 24/7 resource for military members, their spouses, and veterans. Visit the Military OneSource website» for more information.


Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

TAP provides information, tools, and training to ensure service members and their spouses are prepared for the next step in civilian life–whether pursuing additional education, finding a job in the public or private sector, or starting their own business. Visit the TAP website» for more information.

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