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 Student Services' mission is to provide the best possible support services to active duty service-members, veterans, reservists and their family members.

Military Friendly® School: Designated

Veteran Peer Mentoring Program

UTC Veteran Peer Mentorship Program focuses 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® School: Designated

Military Friendly® Schools Award

UTC is a favorite in this comprehensive review of colleges and universities invested in serving military and veteran students.

UTC Salute logo: Service, Academics, Leadership, Unity, Tribute, Excellence

UTC SALUTE Veterans Honors Society

A national honor society recognizing and honoring the service and the scholastic achievements of student veterans.

Student Veteran Organization logo

Student Veteran Organization

We bridge the gap between military service and academia by advocating for a veteran-friendly campus, providing peer-to-peer mentoring and a veteran specific space at UTC.

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Send documents to Veteran Student Services ( through UT Vault Secure Courier

The UT Vault is a secure file transfer service that allows users to easily send large files quickly and securely. Files are transferred via encrypted HTTP and stored in an encrypted data storage. Anyone can use this service to securely exchange files with UT faculty, staff, and students.


Connect with Veteran Student Services

For general questions, call 423-425-4663 or email VSS Staff at 

To contact our Veterans Benefits Specialist and VA School Certifying Official, email Emily Bilbro at or call 423-425-5667.

To request a phone/zoom meeting with Veterans Benefits Specialist, click button below:

Schedule Phone/Zoom Meeting with Veterans Benefits Specialist



Spring 2021 Hours

8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.

During COVID-19, Our staff is available by email (, phone (423-425-4663), or by appointment.

Connect with Veteran Student Services through social media.

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Credit for Military Service

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Veterans Day Luncheon, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 in the Tennessee Room

Veteran & Military-Connected Scholarships

VA Out-of-State Fee Waiver


 Out of State Waiver of Fees for Students using VA benefits

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Students and staff carry flags around Chamberlain field to honor lives lost and heroic actions of first responders on September 11, 2001. The UTC Army ROTC sponsored the event and provided flags.

VA Education Benefits

We’re here to help you navigate the resources available to you.

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Green Zone

We’re building a network of supporters tuned in to the particular needs of veteran students.

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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