Veteran and Military Affairs
It’s time for us to serve you.
We know the college experience for veteran and active duty students isn’t exactly traditional. That’s why we offer the tools—social and educational programs, unique study spaces, guidance, information, and referrals—to help you succeed, in and out of the classroom.
We’re here for you. And we’re here for the community. We regularly offer programs to the UTC community that increase awareness of the unique needs of student veterans.
Veteran and Military Affairs' mission is to provide the best possible support services to active duty service-members, veterans, reservists, and their family members.
VMA Veteran Student Ambassadors (Formally Veteran Peer Mentoring Program)
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga VMA Veteran Student Ambassadors' focus on four overarching goals: Veteran Peer to Peer Mentorship; orienting and transition support on campus; connecting student veterans to on and off campus organizations and ensure increased usage of resources that can aide and support; and increase academic success through case management and academic tracking.
Military Friendly® Schools Award
UTC is a favorite in this comprehensive review of colleges and universities invested in serving military and veteran students.
Military Spouse Friendly® Schools
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is designated a Military Spouse Friendly school for our leading practices, outcomes, and effective programs for military spouses.
UTC SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society
A national honor society recognizing and honoring the service and the scholastic achievements of student veterans.
Connect with Veteran and Military Affairs
For general questions, call 423-425-4663, email VMA Staff at [email protected], or stop by University Center Room 143.
Connect with Veteran and Military Affairs through social media.
Veteran & Military Support Services
Check out these veteran- and military-specific resources available at UTC.
- Veteran & Military Student Lounge
- Veteran & Military Student Computer Lab
- MyCAA Scholarship Program
- VA Work-Study Program
- Veteran Entrepreneurship Program
- Early Registration
- Technology for Veterans & Military Connected Students Program
- Student Veteran Organization
- Discount Stickers
- Military Science (ROTC)
Credit for Military Service
Get the most out of your military service.
National, Regional, and Local Scholarship Resources
VA Out-of-State Fee Waiver
Out of State Waiver of Fees for Students using VA benefits
- Section 702 of the Veteran's Choice Act-Out of State Waiver
- Tennessee Veterans Education Transition Support Act-Out of State Waiver
Military-Affiliated, In-State Tuition Rate - classifies military-affiliated students (veterans, active-duty military personnel, reservists, Tennessee National Guard members, and Army and Air Force ROTC cadets) as Tennessee residents at the in-state tuition rate, regardless of their residence of origin. Adopted June 24 for Fall 2022 start.
VA Education Benefits
We’re here to help you navigate the resources available to you.
We’re building a network of supporters tuned in to the particular needs of veteran students.
Additional resources available on campus:
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.