Veterans Information

Welcome Veterans and Dependents to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. We will assist veterans and eligible dependents with the filing of required documents for educational benefits with the Veterans Administration.

Contact Information – UALR VA Interim Coordinator

Gail Siddell Nelson E-mail: vavets@ualr.edu
Phone (501) 569-8171 or (501) 682-VETS (8387)
Fax (501) 683-7055

Physical Location:
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 118

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address:
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Veterans Affairs Office
2801 S. University
Little Rock, AR 72204


Enrollment Guidelines
UALR Certification Request Form – submit online


Veterans Administration

The toll-free number for the Education Call Center is 1-888-442-4551.

The Call Center is in Muskogee, OK, and Education Case Managers are available 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday.

The system’s automated functions can provide information about benefits, applications, etc., and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Individual Veterans can access their own record to obtain date of last benefit payment, check amounts, etc. VA asks that you utilize the automated system as much as possible.

Important Phone Numbers

Education Benefits 1-888-442-4551
Other VA Benefits (Local Regional Office) 1-800-827-1000
Monthly Verification of Enrollment & IVR
(Interactive Voice Response System)
1-877-823-2378
Direct Deposit Enrollment (students) 1-877-838-2778
Overseas Schools and Students Living Overseas 1-918-781-4379
Foreign Schools (Buffalo RPO) 1-716-857-3196
VA Debt Management Center 1-800-827-0648

Veterans Work Study Program

  • Veterans who are enrolled in at least 3/4 time are eligible for the Work Study Program. Work Study positions can be found at college veterans affairs offices, VA hospitals, and VA regional offices.
  • The UALR Veterans Affairs Office currently hires 4 work-studies and solicits applications by email as openings are available.
  • The pay is current Arkansas state minimum wage per hour. There is no tax deduction.
  • Hours can usually be flexible to work around class time.

Students Called to Active Duty

Policy Statement

Issued by UALR Provost Office September 17, 2001.<
As you may be aware, some UALR students are being called for active military duty.

Here are policies and procedures to be followed in such event:

  • A student called to active duty must present proof of activation by providing a copy of his/her orders to Gail Siddell-Nelson, Interim Veterans Affairs Coordinator, in Student Services Center (SSC), Room 118.
  • Students who, due to military orders, withdraw from the university will be given a full refund of tuition and fees.
  • Students who, due to military orders, drop some but not all courses will be given a full refund for tuition and fees related to the courses they drop.

Decisions as to which option is best for the student will depend on the student’s personal details, the time remaining in the term, the portion of coursework completed at the time of military activation, and understandings which can be reached with the instructors.

Please contact the UALR Veterans Affairs Office with any questions.

Financial Aid Considerations

Receiving Credit for Military Experence

Please see http://ualr.edu/military/index.php/home/transcripts/

Please contact the UALR Veterans Affairs Office during regular business hours at 501-1-569-8171 for any assistance you may need.

Enrollment Guidelines for VA Educational Benefits

Fall or Spring terms 15 week session
Undergraduate/Post Baccalaureate Graduate/Doctoral Law
Full-time 12* or more hours 9* or more hours 9* or more hours
3/4 time 9*,10*,11* hours 7* – 8* hours 7* – 8* hours
1/2 time 6,7*,8* hours 5* – 6* hours 5* – 6* hours
Less than 1/2 time 4 – 5 hours 3 – 4 hours 3 – 4 hours
1/4 time 1-3 hours 1-2 hours 1-2 hours
Fall or Spring terms 10 week session
Undergraduate/Post Baccalaureate Graduate/Doctoral Law
Full-time 7* or more hours 6* or more hours 6* or more hours
3/4 time 5*-6* hours 5* hours 5* hours
1/2 time 4* hours 4* hours 4* hours
Less than 1/2 time 3 hours 2-3 hours 2-3 hours
1/4 time 1-2 hours 1 hour 1 hour

*Chapter 33 – Rate of pursuit is more than 50%; if less than 50%, you are not eligible for BHA/BAH.

Fall or Spring terms 8 week session
Undergraduate/Post Baccalaureate Graduate/Doctoral
Full-time 6* or more hours 5* or more hours
3/4 time 4*-5* hours 4* hours
1/2 time 3 hours 3* hours
Less than 1/2 time 2 hours 2 hours
1/4 time 1 hour 1 hour

*Chapter 33 – Rate of pursuit is more than 50%; if less than 50%, you are not eligible for BHA/BAH.

Fall or Spring terms 5 week session
Undergraduate/Post Baccalaureate Graduate/Doctoral
Full-time 4* or more hours 3* or more hours
3/4 time 3* hours —-
1/2 time 2 hours 2* hours
Less than 1/2 time —- 1 hour
1/4 time 1 hour —-

*Chapter 33 – Rate of pursuit is more than 50%; if less than 50%, you are not eligible for BHA/BAH.

Summer Terms:

Summer term 5 week session
Undergraduate/Post Baccalaureate Graduate/Doctoral
Full-time 4* or more hours 3* or more hours
3/4 time 3* hours —-
1/2 time 2 hours 2* hours
Less than 1/2 time —- 1 hour
1/4 time 1 hour —-

*Chapter 33 – Rate of pursuit is more than 50%; if less than 50%, you are not eligible for BHA/BAH.

Summer term 10 week session
Undergraduate/Post Baccalaureate Graduate/Doctoral Law
Full-time 7* or more hours 6* or more hours 6* or more hours
3/4 time 5*-6* hours 5* hours 5* hours
1/2 time 4* hours 4* hours 4* hours
Less than 1/2 time 3 hours 2-3 hours 2-3 hours
1/4 time 1-2 hours 1 hour 1 hour

*Chapter 33 – Rate of pursuit is more than 50%; if less than 50%, you are not eligible for BHA/BAH.