Getting Started

General benefits information is available at or 1-888-442-4551 (1-888-GI Bill® 1)

NOTE: Some steps can be completed simultaneously.

Step 1: Apply to UVU

Complete the online UVU Admissions Application and pay the application fee. After 48 hours, check your e-mail for your UVID and temporary password in order to access the myUVU student web portal. You will also obtain access to a student e-mail account. Note that all official UVU communication will be sent to the student e-mail address. Be sure to check it often.

A welcome packet with pertinent information will also be sent in the mail within one week of your acceptance to UVU. This packet will contain a Getting Started at UVU Checklist with additional steps which must be completed in order to register for classes at UVU.

Step 2: Submit Official Transcripts

If courses were taken at another college/university or through the military (including JST, CCAF, DLI, DSST, CLEP, or AP credits), send official transcripts to the UVU Admissions Office. Transcripts must be submitted and evaluated prior to obtaining any VA benefit certifications, even if you do not intend to use those classes at UVU. Your benefits may be discontinued until this information is received and evaluated by UVU.

Transcripts should NOT be submitted to the Veteran Success Center, but should be sent according to the instructions on UVU's Incoming Transfer Credit web page. At the top of that page, you can click on the Transfer Articulation button in order to look up your previous school and find out how courses will transfer to UVU. 

Step 3: Determine Your Benefit Eligibility

Learn about which education benefit you may be eligible for on the VA’s GI Bill® Eligibility web page. For those who plan to use a Federal or State Tuition Assistance Program (this is not part of the GI Bill®), contact your Education Service Officer (ESO) for eligibility and application information. We have organized a summary of the various benefits on our Veteran Shopping Sheet page. 

Step 4: Apply to use the GI Bill® At UVU

Complete a VA online application after completing the questionnaire. You do not need to wait to be admitted to UVU to apply for benefits. There are direct links to the applications required for your specific benefit at the bottom of this guide.

It can take around 30 days for the VA to process your application for GI Bill® benefits. Once approved, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (Form 22-0557) from the VA by mail. Submit a copy of this document to the UVU Veteran Success Center. You may continue to complete the remaining steps while waiting for the VA to process your application.

Step 5: Register for Classes

Complete UVU Orientation and meet with an academic advisor. Then, view the required courses for your degree using the Wolverine Track feature. Wolverine Track can be accessed via the myUVU student web portal. Finally, register for classes on the Registration & Academics tab of myUVU.

Step 6: Submit Required Forms

To view which forms are required for your specific education benefit, visit our Veteran Shopping Sheet page and click to expand the section that applies to you. Read all forms carefully. Note that the UVU Veteran Class Schedule Form is required every semester and should be submitted before the tuition deadline.

After the UVU Veteran Success Center receives ALL required forms, they will certify (submit) your UVU classes to the VA.

How to submit a Veteran Class Schedule Form:

  1. Visit
  2. Scroll down a little and click the green button that says “Submit Your Class Schedule for GI Bill®, VR&E, or Dependent Benefits”. This will prompt you to log in using your UVID and password.
  3. Click “Student Services.”
  4. Click “Veteran Class Schedule Online Form.”
  5. At the bottom of the page, click “Start New”.
  6. Complete all three pages of the form and click “Submit.”

Step 7: Pay Tuition

Arrangements will need to be made for payment of UVU tuition and fees prior to the tuition deadline for the semester you are attending. Semester dates and deadlines can be viewed on the Student Dates and Deadlines web page.

If you are approved to use the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Fry Scholarship,  Veterans Readiness and Employment (VR&E) program, Tuition Assistance Program, Purple Heart Tuition Waiver, or Scott Lundell Tuition Waiver, you may obtain "flags" on your UVU semester account to prevent courses from being dropped or late fees being assessed, as long as your paperwork is received before the tuition deadline. Read the expanding sections at the bottom of this page to find out how to obtain account flags using any of these military-connected benefits.

Non-military Tuition Payment Options:

  • UVU offers a Tuition Payment Plan to help spread out the cost of attendance. We recommend this option for students using the Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill®, the Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill®, and the Chapter 35 Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) program, if they are not using Financial Aid or pre-paying tuition out of pocket.
  • The UVU Financial Aid Office provides scholarships, grants, short-term loans, etc. to aid in payment.
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