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Veteran Services is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for veterans, reservists and their dependents. We provide assistance in obtaining the educational benefits to which they are entitled. Veteran Services is responsible for submitting entitlement requests for new and continuing students to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, answering questions from veteran students or dependents concerning educational benefits, and providing resources and programs to assist veterans in navigating their transition to civilian and student life.

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This site was developed in an effort to facilitate your understanding of the process required to use your veterans' educational benefits at UC Merced.

The key to using veterans' benefits at UC Merced is communicating with the Veteran Certifying Official. If you don't find the information you need or have further questions, please contact the Veteran Services at or 209-228-7641.



UC Student Veterans Summer Writing Workshop: If you are a student veteran interested in exploring what your service has meant to you, developing your writing skills, and strengthening your ability to communicate with others about your military experiences, we invite you to apply to the UC Student Veterans Summer Writing Workshop. The next workshop will be held June 19-24, 2023. Participation in the workshop is free of charge. Participants will be provided with meals, lodging, and a travel allowance. Questions about the program or application process can be found on the website here.  Deadline to apply is Monday, May 1, 2023.