You may have already received an email from the VA regarding your benefits as related to our current pandemic.  The University of Kentucky is approved by the Kentucky State Approving Agency for Veterans Education to offer online courses. Therefore, UK’s move to online teaching will not affect your GI Bill benefits in any way.   

Please note that all nonessential UK personnel are working remotely, therefore the Veterans Resource Center will remain closed until further notice.  Should you need assistance you may call (859) 257-1148 and leave a message that will be forwarded to email, or you can email directly to expedite the process:

General Questions related to admissions – Eric Haley; Eric.haley@uky.edu

Certification, Benefits - Amy Southwood: amy.southwood@uky.edu

VocRehab, VA, Benefits -  Joel Andrade: Joel.Andrade@va.gov

Director, Anthony Dotson: Anthony.dotson@uky.edu


Thank you for your patience and stay well.



Welcome Home Veterans!

Be sure to mark that you have veteran status on your Application for Admission. The application fee is waived for our veterans!

The University of Kentucky is extremely proud of its long-standing relationship with the men and women in uniform that bravely serve this country. From its founding as a Land Grant University in 1865, charged with teaching agriculture, mechanics, and military tactics, to its continuing production of leaders for the Army and Air Force through the Reserve Officer Training Corps, UK has consistently contributed to the defense of freedom. It has also consistently honored its veterans through such notable campus landmarks as the iconic Memorial Hall and Memorial Coliseum.

The Veterans Resource Center was established to continue that tradition of support by providing UK's military and veteran populations with the service and assistance they deserve. Our goal is to ensure that your transition to college is as smooth as possible. Whether you are entering college for the first time, transferring from another school, or returning after a deployment, the Wildcat community welcomes you home! (If you are a student returning after a period of service, please review the Readmission Policy on our "Active Duty Military" sub-page.)

The Veterans Resource Team is made up of dedicated professionals who have an interest in your success. The Team is composed of professionals from several departments across campus, all with the common goal of hzelping our veterans accomplish their academic mission. Our mission supports the success of colleges and students in their commitment to academic excellence through outstanding service.

On this campus we also have a student organization for veterans; the University of Kentucky Student Veterans Association (UKSVA) membership roster contains student veterans and dependents dedicated to the advancement, education, and support of all veterans attending and working at the University. Be sure to check out the UKSVA's Student Veteran Success Checklist and reach out if you have any questions or would like to request a peer mentor.