Veterans Benefits


Room 10
Funkhouser Building
Phone: (859) 257-8725

Please send questions to: Amy Southwood.

Federal and state benefit programs for veterans and eligible dependents are coordinated through Veteran Services, located in Room 10 Funkhouser Building. If you need to contact us by phone, please call: (859) 257-8725.

Veterans or eligible dependents (widow, wife of totally and permanently disabled veteran, child of deceased or totally and permanently disabled veteran) should report to the Veteran Services office during priority registration or on the Advising Conference date and pick up information about enrolling for benefits.

Students who have already applied for federal or state benefit programs should bring certificates showing entitlement or eligibility.

Students who depend on these benefits to meet their living expenses should bring enough money to cover expenses for at least eight weeks while the first benefit check is processed.

For further information on V.A. educational benefit programs, contact:
St. Louis VA Regional Office P.O. Box 66830
St. Louis, MO 63166-6830
Phone: (888) 442-4551

Currently Enrolled UK Students

In order to receive your Veterans Affairs benefits for the term, you will need to complete the following actions as indicated below:

  • V.A. Benefits Request Form (PDF)
    This form is supplied to the VA representative in Room 10 Funkhouser Building who is responsible to insure the coursework will count toward the student's degree program.
  • Change of Program
    This form (PDF) must be completed if the student changes . This is to insure verification is submitted properly and timely.

Children of Kentucky War Veterans Tuition Waiver Program

Under the provisions of KRS 164.505 and 164.515 certain children of Kentucky war veterans are eligible for assistance from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. All persons eligible under this program must meet admissions requirements and submit all necessary documents establishing eligibility under the program to the:

Student Records Office
Room 10 Funkhouser Building
Phone: (859) 257-9535

Generally, children of Kentuckians who were killed in military action or who were permanently and totally disabled in wartime military services are eligible to have their tuition waived. This waiver does not cover special fees or additional fees that are charged for certain courses.

For additional information on the provisions of KRS 164.505 and .515, contact:

Kentucky Center for Veterans Affairs
Department of Military Affairs
Commonwealth of Kentucky
600 Martin Luther King, Jr. Place
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 595-4447

Currently Enrolled UK Students

In order to receive your Kentucky War Orphan Tuition Waiver for the term, you will need to complete the following form. Usually this form is given to the UK KWO representative during priority registration or during the Advising Conference Program.

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