Future Students


Veteran Education Benefits

1. Apply for benefits

Apply for Education Benefits through How to Apply for the GI Bill to activate your educational benefits with the VA. When completing the form electronically, please submit a confirmation page to our office.

2. Have you used your VA benefits at another school?

For students who have used VA educational benefits at another institution: Complete the Request for Change of Place of Training through How to Apply for the GI Bill. When completing the form electronically, please submit a confirmation page to our office.

3. Certificate of Eligibility

Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA.

You can be certified without this document. However, if the VA determines you are not eligible for benefits you will be responsible for paying your tuition and fees.

4. Apply for admission

Apply for admission to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to be a degree seeking student. Remember to complete the fee Waiver for Veterans and Active Military/Reserves/National Guard to avoid the $40 application fee. This is cannot be reimbursed.

The VA requires that students actively pursue a degree to utilize VA educational benefits.

We are only able to certify a student as non-matriculated pending final admission in the university for 2 terms. The VA defines a term as courses that have different start/stop dates.

5. Military/College Transcripts

Submit required transcripts for admissions to include your military transcripts.

6. Register for classes

Register for class using BOSS.

Remember, only the courses that are applicable to your degree program can be certified for VA benefits.

Also, the VA will not pay for development courses taken online.

It is highly suggested that you work with an academic advisor and refer to Degree Works to confirm that courses are applicable to your degree program.

7. Complete applicable Certification Request Form

Please do not submit this form until you have completed your registration.

8. Maximize all funding resources

Maximize all sources of funding by completing:

FAFSA application for federal financial aid (strongly recommended but not required)

9. Check your preferred and UA Little Rock email!

Check your UA Little Rock email address frequently.

Confirmation of certifications, issues with course applicability, and other important, time sensitive information will be sent primarily to your UA Little Rock email addresses only.


Military Tuition Assistance

1. Education Center

Contact your Education Center: Make your appointment with your Education Center counselor to assist you with the TA process.

2. Apply for admission

If required Apply for admission to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to be a degree seeking student. Remember to complete the fee Waiver for Veterans and Active Military/Reserves/National Guard to avoid the $40 application fee. This is cannot be reimbursed.

The VA requires that students actively pursue a degree to utilize VA educational benefits.

We are only able to certify a student as non-matriculated pending final admission in the university for 2 terms. The VA defines a term as courses that have different start/stop dates.

3. Register for classes.

Register for class using BOSS.

Remember, only the courses that are applicable to your degree program can be paid for using Military Tuition Assistance.

It is highly suggested that you work with an academic advisor and refer to Degree Works to confirm that courses are applicable to your degree program.

4. Apply for tuition assistance.

MyCAA

Please e-mail MYCAA financial aid vouchers to thirdpartystudentaccounts@ualr.edu.

Federal Tuition Assistance

If you are using Chapter 1606, you cannot use Federal Tuition Assistance.

For students utilizing Tuition Assistance (TA) please e-mail your voucher to thirdpartystudentaccounts@ualr.edu.

NGTW

Contact financialaid@ualr.edu in regards to status or any questions about your NGTW.

5. Maximize all funding resources.

Maximize all sources of funding by completing:

FAFSA application for federal financial aid (strongly recommended but not required)

6. Check your preferred and UA Little Rock email.

Check your UA Little Rock email address frequently. 

Confirmation of certifications, issues with course applicability, and other important, time sensitive information will be sent primarily to your UA Little Rock email addresses only.