Helpful Links for Veterans

WSU Veterans Links

Apply on-line or in person
Once you’ve decided WSU is for you, your next step is to apply for admission. You can apply in person at the Ogden or Davis campuses. Your admissions application also serves as your scholarship application. So if you qualify for any academic scholarship, we’ll let you know.  Keep in mind you only have to be admitted once, so you can take classes next semester or next year.

Apply to Receive Utah Resident Tuition Rates
If you are stationed in Utah on active duty military orders, or are a Utah resident stationed outside the state, you and your spouse/dependents likely qualify for resident tuition rates which can be received by completing the application for courtesy military resident classification

Book Store
Visit the bookstore at the Ogden or Davis campus to pick up your books and gear. The mission of the bookstore is to efficiently provide students and the campus community with educational materials, WSU merchandise, convenience items, and excellent service. We support faculty, students, staff, and administration in creating an enjoyable and positive student-centered learning environment.

Career Services, Weber State University
Provides individual career counseling, employment advising, resume reviews, mock interviews and online job search for students and alumni.

Clubs & Organizations at Weber State University
Get involved at Weber State University!

Counseling Center
We all get temporarily frustrated, confused and disrupted by the circumstances of life. College alone can be stressful. Balancing your academic responsibilities with other roles and obligations can sometimes be overwhelming.  Our highly trained staff has years of education and experience in helping people like you develop effective coping strategies. Together, you and one of our caring professionals can identify your concerns and work toward resolution.  If you feel blocked on your journey toward health and wellness in emotional, social, educational, and/or career areas, you are not alone. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, academic or career uncertainty, identity confusion, loneliness, grief, or other concerns, the WSU Counseling & Psychological Services Center can help.

Course Catalog
You can check out the entire course catalog here. The catalog also lists the major and minor requirements, as well as general education requirements. If you’d like to meet with an advisor to help you navigate the course listing and decide which classes to take.

Dantes Exams (DSST)
College credits are available in 38 unique subjects.  Disciplines include Business, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Science, and more. From personal accounting to public speaking, from your health to law enforcement or ethics, there’s a DSST subject you already know well. Make sure to check with your college or university to learn about their credit awarding policy. Whether you’re looking to start a new career or advance in your current job, a few more academic credits can make a big difference. And because you’re on your way to a college degree, the extra credits you earn through DSST will free you up to focus your time and energies on the courses you want to take. These exams are available at the Davis and the Ogden campuses.

Financial Aid and Scholarships Office
WSU provides more than $50 million in financial aid and scholarships each year. We're among the most affordable universities in the state, and offer scholarships and financial aid options that can meet your needs.

First Year Experience
If you haven’t been to college before, be sure to check out the First-Year Experience (FYE) Program. This program includes a three-credit hour class (EDUC 1105-Introduction to the University) designed to help with your transition to the college experience. The class assists with improving academic skills, exploring majors and becoming familiar with campus resources. The class is offered at both Ogden and Davis campuses.

Military Transfer Students
Weber State University accepts some of your military training credits.

Multicultural Center
The Multicultural Student Center is committed to planning, developing and implementing services, programs and interventions that foster the learning and personal development of the various students served. The Multicultural Student Center promotes a strong campus sense of common community and aids students in building essential skills for independent critical thinking and self-determination through in and out of classroom experiences. Furthermore, through collaborative efforts with university and community partners, the Multicultural Student Center provides educational efforts to promote multicultural sensitivity, awareness, competency, and understanding.

Nontraditional Student Center
The Nontraditional Student Center has a lounge, kitchen, computer lab, study area, and Hourly Childcare Center to help meet the needs of students who are over 25, married/ divorced/widowed, have legal dependents or disabled or a veteran. The center provides free hot drinks daily. Peer mentors are available to help navigate the campus. The mentors plan free events for students to help make the most of their educational experiences at WSU while still balancing family, home, and work.

On-line Transfer Guide
An advisor can also help you determine how to best use your transfer courses, if you are transferring from another institution. You can also check out the online transfer guide, to see which courses may transfer.

Parking Services Office
Parking Services strives to maintain a safe and economical parking system that continuously adapts to the ever-changing needs of the University community.  This is where you get a parking permit for your car.

Placement Exam
If you need to take a placement exam, this is where you go for testing center hours and locations. If you live more than 50 miles away from WSU and need to arrange an alternate testing site, call 801-626-6645.

Pre-Admission Advising
This is a place where you can use an on-line form to contact a pre-admission advisor.

Services for Students With Disabilities
This department provides specialized services, technology, and advisement to meet the specific needs of each qualified disabled student. These services cover all generally acknowledged types of disabling conditions including certain cognitive and emotional problems (subject to documented verification) in addition to visual impairments, hearing impairments, and mobility impairments. Individualized service programs are designed specifically to fit each student's needs and abilities. SSD supports a strong philosophy of individual independence and self-determination.

Student Success Center Advisors
Most narrowly defined, Weber State University’s ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT COMMUNITY consists of 170+ faculty and other academic advisors responsible for supporting you in pursuit of your Weber State University program of study. Faculty advisors are subject area specialists who serve in an academic advising role for their program on a part-time basis. Most of Weber’s full-time academic advisors are members of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) who are bound by NACADA’s Core Values that benefit you, Weber State University, and higher education.

Student Support Services
Student Support Services provides the following services: basic study skills instruction, tutoring, mentoring, book loans, academic advising, financial advising, a computer lab, and other services. All SSS services are personalized and offered by a staff of professional advisors and trained peer mentors or tutors.

Talk With An Advisor
Schedule an appointment with the appropriate academic advisor to create your plan of study or if you already know what you want to study this is the place to go.

Test Proctor for Commuting and Online Students
If you are taking an Online or Independent Study course and live more than 50 miles away, you need to set up a test proctor.

UTA EdPass
The UTA Ed pass will give you free transportation on all UTA buses, Frontrunner and TRAX. Ride to school, work, the mall or even Salt Lake or Provo. You won't have to worry about traffic or gas prices. You'll be contributing to a healthier environment and you'll get stuff done that you couldn't driving a car -- like studying, working on your lap top or taking a nap.

Veterans Upward Bound
We help veterans prepare for and succeed in post-secondary education, FREE of charge. We serve veterans attending or planning to attend colleges, universities, technical schools, certificate programs, and more.

Wild Card
Your Wildcard  is your Weber State ID card. It allows you access to services such as the library and gym. It also allows you access and discounts to special events.

Women’s Center
The focus of the Weber State University Women’s Center is to provide programs and opportunities for the women on campus and in our community.

External Veterans Links

Army/ACE Registry Transcript System (AARTS)
Our mission is to provide transcripts of military training and experience to Soldiers and Veterans of the Army, Army National Guard, and US Army Reserve.  AARTS maintains a database of over 4,000,000 Soldier records and fills over 2,000 requests per week.  Transcript requests are processed on the work day (M-F) they are received and mailed not later than two work days later (usually less) to academic institutions, Army Education Centers, and employers around the world.

Center for Minority Veterans
The Center for Minority Veterans is part of the Office of the Secretary. The Center assists eligible veterans in their efforts to receive benefits and services from VA. The Center acts only as a mediator and facilitator -- As such the Center does not process claims, handle equal employment complaints, or employee relation problems. The Center is dedicated to ensuring that all veterans are aware of benefits, services, and programs offered by VA.

Center for Women Veterans
On May 5, 2010, President Obama signed the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 into law. The law includes provisions that help provide support for the caregivers of seriously injured Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, helps improve services for our nation’s 1.8 million women Veterans, and helps expand the availability of health care for Veterans and services preventing Veterans from becoming homeless.  These measures and others honor the sacrifices of our men and women who have served this country proudly, the commitment and dedication of those who care for our wounded service members every day, and our Nation's sacred responsibility to stand by our troops, our Veterans, and their families.

Coalition for Iraq + Afghanistan Veterans
The Coalition for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans (CIAV) is a national non-partisan partnership of organizations committed to working with and on behalf of all military, veterans, families, survivors and providers to strengthen the existing system of care and support for all those affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Community College of the Air Force
CCAF serves the educational needs of the Air Force enlisted community by offering associate in applied science degrees and other credentialing programs that enhance mission readiness, contribute to recruiting, assist in retention and support the career transitions of enlisted Airmen. The college is the only federally chartered institution in the United States that awards college degrees solely to USAF enlisted personnel. CCAF is accredited by the Commission of College of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

DD 214 Online
A location to get copies of DD Form 214, Discharge Papers or Separation Documents

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
The mission of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is to serve active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs.  DVBIC fulfills this mission through ongoing collaboration with military, VA and civilian health partners, local communities, families and individuals with TBI.

Disabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans has never wavered in our commitment to serve our nation’s service-connected disabled veterans, their dependents and survivors. Our largest endeavor in fulfilling that mission is our National Service Program. In 88 offices throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico, the DAV employs a corps of approximately 260 National Service Officers (NSOs) who represent veterans and their families with claims for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense and other government agencies. Veterans need not be DAV members to take advantage of this outstanding assistance, which is provided free of charge.

E-Benefits
E-Benefits is your one-stop shop for online benefits-related tools and information. This portal is designed for Wounded Warriors, Veterans, Service Members, their families, and their caregivers. We invite you to explore E-Benefits and become a registered user.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
Mission Statement:  We will develop and promote employer support for Guard and Reserve service by advocating relevant initiatives, recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and resolving conflict between employers and service members.

Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services
For more than a half century, the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services has been the standard reference work for recognizing learning acquired in the military. Presented here in online format, the Guide Online contains ACE recommendations for formal courses and occupations offered by the services as individual exhibits.

FAFSA Express
Check out the free FAFSA on the Web: the way to apply online for student financial aid! When you apply online, you don't hassle with paperwork, and you get your results faster. Plus, help filling out your FAFSA is built into the system, so you'll know what to do as you go along. You can even chat live online with a customer service representative if you need personal assistance. This help is free. You don't have to pay us or anyone else for assistance.

GI BILL Official Web Site
Official G.I. Bill information

Helmets to Hardhats
Are you looking for a job, or are you looking for a career? If you're looking for a career, you're in the right place. Helmets to Hardhats places quality men and women from the Armed Forces into promising building and construction careers.

Homeless Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking decisive action to end Veteran homelessness in five years.  All Veterans at risk for homelessness or attempting to exit homelessness must have easy access to programs and services.  VA offers a variety of resources, programs, and benefits which are detailed below.

House Committee on Veterans Affairs (Legislative Actions)
Status on what is going on in Congress specific to veterans.

Military Pathways
To help those who may be struggling, the Department of Defense teamed up with the nonprofit organization, Screening for Mental Health®, to launch Military Pathways (formerly the Mental Health Self-Assessment Program®). The program is available online, over the phone, and at special events held at installations worldwide. It provides free, anonymous mental health and alcohol self-assessments for family members and service personnel in all branches including the National Guard and Reserve. The self-assessments are a series of questions that, when linked together, help create a picture of how an individual is feeling and whether they could benefit from talking to a health professional.

Military.com
Military.com's free membership connects service members, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.

National Center for PTSD
The Center aims to help U.S. Veterans and others through research, education, and training on trauma and PTSD.

National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory (NRD) provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.

Navy Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART)
An official transcript endorsing and recommending college credit for military education and training and recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) increases college credit awarded, enhances opportunities to complete a college degree, and offset tuition assistance costs through increased college and university recognition of military schools and experience for credit.

National Association of Veterans Upward Bound Project Personnel
The National Association of Veterans Upward Bound Project Personnel (NAVUBPP) is the professional association for Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) staff personnel. Forty-eight Veterans Upward Bound projects, supported by NAVUBPP, are dedicated to fully developing the personal potential of all U.S. military veterans. VUB staff and instructors assist veterans by developing, improving, and extending educational access and opportunities to eligible veterans through academic needs assessment, instruction, enrichment, and other academic support activities.

On-line Benefits Application (VONAPP)
The VONAPP (Veterans On Line Application) website is an official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website that enables service members, veterans and their beneficiaries, and other designated individuals to apply for benefits using the Internet.

Real Warriors
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.

Returning Service Members (OIF/OEF)
Have you recently returned from military service? If you've served, you've earned benefits. Now is the time to take advantage of the benefits VA offers OEF/OIF Veterans.

Social Security Online
The Social Security disability insurance program (sometimes referred to as SSDI) pays benefits to you and certain family members if you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.

Students Veterans of America (National)
Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a coalition of student veterans groups from college campuses across the United States. Founded in January of 2008, SVA is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that works to develop new student groups, coordinate between existing student groups, and advocate on behalf of student veterans at the local, state, and national level.

The Mission Continues
Mission: To build an America where every returning veteran can serve again as a citizen leader, and where together we honor the fall en by living their values through service.

Transition Assistance Program
The full transition resources are available through this portal. Access them well before or after your military-to-civilian transition on your timing and when you need them.

Troops to Teachers
Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.

US Department of Labor Veterans Employments and Training Service
VETS Proudly Serves Veterans & Service Members! We Provide Resources and Expertise to Assist and Prepare them to Obtain Meaningful Careers, Maximize their Employment Opportunities, and Protect their Employment Rights.

US Office of Veteran Affairs
Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime.

Veterans Crisis Line/Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline and online chat.

Vocational Rehabilitation
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

WAVE
The WAVE application is for those using benefits under chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill -Active Duty), chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve), and chapter 1607 (Reservist Educational Assistance Program, REAP) that must verify their attendance each month. It is not currently available to those receiving chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill) benefits.

Utah Veterans Links

Army National Guard Education Services Office
Provides educational information for those associated with the Utah National Guard

Defense Finance and Accounting Service
Military/Retired pay issues.

Department of Veteran's Affairs
Referral for Health Care, Employment, State and Federal Veterans' Benefits

Department of Workforce Services, Veterans Services Portal

  • Veterans, Service members or their families applying for or investigating Veterans benefits and services, exploring training or looking for a job
  • Employers requiring information on veterans’ issues or employment laws regarding veterans.
  • State staff needing information to assist Veteran customers
  • Anyone interested in Veterans or Veterans issues.

Disabled American Veterans Department of Utah
Our officers and members are dedicated to the fulfillment of the mission of the DAV. by word and deed to aid and assist disabled veterans, their widows, their orphans and their dependants as they strive to be worthy citizens of their community and country. Your recommendations and suggestions for the improvement and enhancement of this web site are always in order.

George E. Wahlen Ogden Veterans Home

GI Bill website
Information on veteran education benefits

Hill AFB Main Page

Homeless Veterans Fellowship
Like the aid stations that are placed strategically behind combat zones, the HVF stands poised to receive veterans who are wounded and hurting and who need support and treatment as they transition to their new and healthy role in our community.

The HVF is a community-based aid station founded and administered by veterans. It provides transitional housing and support services to homeless and threatened veterans in Utah in order to transition them to self-sufficiency. The goal is reintegration into society of men and women, currently excluded from the benefits of productivity and self-sufficiency as a result of the physical and emotional wounds they carry.

  • It is our compassion that drives our caring for needy veterans as well as our relationships with each other.
  • We believe in the philosophy of being "our brother's keeper".
  • We believe in the military commitment of duty, honor, and country.
  • As a privately-supported agency, we are open and accountable.

The HVF is a private, non-profit corporation organized to provide transitional housing, psychotherapy, substance-abuse counseling, case management, employment guidance and community referral services to homeless veterans, committed to improve their social and economic status.

Online Military Records Request (DD 214, etc)

Utah Vietnam Veterans of America
If you are interested in becoming a member of a Utah Chapter of Vietnam Veterans Of America, organizational meetings are now underway and YOU are invited to get involved! Membership is open to U.S. armed forces veterans who served on active duty (for other than training purposes) in the Republic Of Vietnam between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975, or in any duty location between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975.

VA Salt Lake City Regional Office
The Salt Lake City VA Regional Office is located on the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System campus, approximately four miles East of downtown Salt Lake City.  The total Regional Office authorized employment level is 234 full time equivalent employees, which includes 154 FTEE Salt Lake City, 32 FTEE Anchorage, and 48 FTEE Fort Harrison.  The Regional Office is responsible for the administration of veterans' benefits for the entire state of Utah, as well as Montana and Alaska through remote management of the Anchorage and Fort Harrison Offices, to include compensation and vocational rehabilitation and employment.  The Regional Office serves approximately 161,350 veterans in Utah out of a total state population of 2.6 million residents, 71,552 veterans in Alaska, and 106,080 veterans in Montana.  Additionally the Regional Office performs remote management of the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program for the state of Idaho.  Itinerant service to remote areas of the state is provided by veterans' service organizations; and housebound service by a veterans contact representative is available locally.  Compensation and pension payments amount to approximately $162 million annually for Utah, $112 million in Alaska, and $157 million in Montana.  The combined offices of Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment in Salt Lake City and Boise have approximately 1,600 veterans participating in the VR&E Program, with the two offices rehabilitating an average of over 200 veterans annually.