Welcome Home. UNC Charlotte Thanks You for Your Service.
UNC Charlotte and the Graduate School support our veterans. We invite you to learn more about the broad array of academic programs available at the University, as well as the numerous support services offered to support our veteran students. For information on graduate admissions and application requirements, visit the Graduate Admissions main page. Search for more details about your academic program on our Programs page. And, finally, communicate directly with Graduate Enrollment Counselor, Ms. Marianne Williford, to discuss your academic program and career interests and learn firsthand how the UNC Charlotte Graduate School can support you on this exciting journey!
Best for Vets 2017
Military Times recently honored UNC Charlotte in their list of best colleges and universities.
Students with prior military service will benefit from the University’s new Veterans Center, which opened in fall 2014 in Barnard Hall. This new and improved center houses the Veteran Services Office and a veterans lounge. The Veteran Services Office assists all veterans including members of the National Guard and Reserves, as well as their dependents. The Veteran’s Center also advances UNC Charlotte’s commitment to our veterans by coordinating support services for military veteran students such as assistance with University administrative support, collaboration with Veteran’s Affairs counseling and healthcare services, veteran-friendly employment, mentoring, and events to honor and observance of service men and women. In addition, the Office of Veteran Services administers and certifies veterans benefits through the Veterans Administration Office .
- Yellow Ribbon Program: The Graduate School supports and funds the institutional contribution of the Yellow Ribbon Program for eligible veterans. To better support graduate student vets, the Yellow Ribbon funding for graduate students was recently increased. For the 2014-2015 academic year, qualifying Post 9/11 Yellow Ribbon participants will receive $6,400 in a Fall and Spring semester which will cover the difference between in-state and out-of-state for eight graduate students and four doctoral students. To see if you qualify for Yellow Ribbon Program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: Your source for information on funding your education through the many programs offered by the Federal Government.
- Graduate Assistantships for Veterans: The Military Graduate Assistantship Program provides a graduate assistantship (teaching or research) for two academic years, resident tuition support, and health insurance, to three newly admitted graduate students (doctoral or masters). This program is open to military veterans from any branch of service with an Honorable Discharge.
- The Graduate School: UNC Charlotte offers a variety of funding opportunities for graduate students including scholarships and fellowships.
Additional Campus Web Links
- Undergraduate Student Admissions: For veterans who do not hold a bachelor’s degree, visit the Undergraduate Admissions website to learn about programs available to those seeking an undergraduate degree.
- Visit Campus: Come see firsthand our remarkable institution located just 10 miles from Uptown Charlotte. Convenient to Charlotte Douglas International Airport and the Amtrak train station, UNC Charlotte offers campus tours and information sessions on a regular basis. For a list of Graduate School Information Sessions, see our Visit Us web page. Our Information Sessions will help you learn not only about the admissions process and funding, but decipher the many graduate program opportunities available to you. Visiting UNC Charlotte is the best way to become familiar with campus. But until you can make it here in person, we offer an interactive Virtual Campus Tour.
- Office of Disability Services: The Office of Disability Services ensures registered students with disabilities programmatic and physical access to UNC Charlotte. As a unit within Academic Services, Disability Services works to remove barriers in order to provide students with disabilities equal access to their educational goals. Disability Services staff provides consultation to University departments, faculty, and staff on accessibility and disability-related concerns. In addition, we support support a culturally-rich campus environment by heightening awareness of disability as a facet of diversity.
- Counseling Center: The Counseling Center staff understands the unique needs of veterans and provides services to support them at UNC Charlotte. The staff also works closely with other departments and centers on campus to meet the important needs of student veterans.
The entire University of North Carolina (UNC) System is re-evaluating standard operating procedures for providing comprehensive support services for the thousands of military-affiliated students on our campuses. We want to hear from you about how we can better serve this growing and dynamic student population. UNC Serves – Website