VA Benefits at UNE

The University of New England (UNE) is strongly committed to supporting men and women who have served our nation through military service. UNE serves veterans, service members, and their families, who are accessing U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits, often referred to as the GI Bill®.

Students attending UNE who are eligible to receive VA Educational Benefits may qualify for one of the following Chapters of the GI Bill® of Educational Assistance:

  • CHAPTER 30 Montgomery GI Bill®
  • CHAPTER 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)
  • CHAPTER 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill®
  • CHAPTER 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® FRY Scholarship
  • CHAPTER 35 Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program 
  • CHAPTER 1606 Montgomery GI Bill® - Selected Reserve

Student Responsibilities

Review the application and enrollment checklist for using VA Education Benefits (PDF) at UNE.

You must complete a Certification Request Form each semester you wish to use education benefits.

You are responsible for any and all charges due to late submission of the request form and any other required documentation.

Any changes in enrollment must be communicated to the School Certifying Official (SCO) immediately. You will be responsible for any and all charges owed to the VA and/or to the University as a result of these enrollment changes.

Should the VA deny payment for any reason, it is your responsibility for making payment arrangements with Student Accounts for all outstanding charges.

If you have any questions, please email or see our FAQ (PDF).


Science Prerequisite Courses for Health Professions

If you wish to use VA Education Benefits (CH 30, 31, 33, 35, or 1606) for the Online Science Prerequisites Courses for Health Professions, please email and you will be provided with the information, documentation, and steps necessary for using your benefits.

If you wish to use Federal Tuition Assistance for the Online Science Prerequisites Courses for Health Professions, please complete the Military Tuition Assistance Registration Request Form. If you have any questions, please email If you have an approved TA voucher include it in your email.

If you have questions about the courses visit the website at or email

Army Tuition Assistance Invoice Request

If you are using Military Tuition Assistance through the Army and need an invoice to upload to the GoArmy Portal, please request your invoice online through the TA Invoice Request.



Yellow Ribbon

UNE is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon program.

The Yellow Ribbon program is used in conjunction with Chapter 33 Post 9/11 benefits and allows for additional funding for students who are 100% eligible for Chapter 33 Post 9/11 benefits and have met the tuition and fees cap for the academic year.

UNE will pay up to $5,000 and the VA will match UNE's payment not to exceed the total cost of tuition and fees.

In order to be eligible for Yellow Ribbon, a current Certificate of Eligibility must be submitted to the School Certifying Official.

Yellow Ribbon benefits cannot be applied until the annual tuition and fees cap has been exhausted.

Any questions regarding the Yellow Ribbon Program should be directed to the School Certifying Official.

Active duty service members and their spouses are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon.

As of August 1, 2022, active-duty service members who qualify at the 100% level or the spouse using the transferred benefits of an active-duty service member who qualifies at the 100% level may become eligible for the Yellow Ribbon.


VA School Certifying Official 
Student Financial Services

(207) 602-2342

Portland Campus
104 McDougall Hall
Portland, ME 04103

Biddeford Campus*
107 Decary Hall
Biddeford, ME 04005

*By appointment only

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 Website at

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