Support Services and Resources

We Support You and Want You to Succeed

Dedicated staff serve as advocates and liaisons prior to enrollment through graduation. Whether you have questions about transfer credit, career development or financial aid, we have a point of contact for you.

Student Veteran Organizations

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UNC campuses have student organizations for veterans, service-members, spouses and dependents. These organizations host social events, team challenges, guest speakers, community service projects, memorial banquets, study groups, and serve as advocates for student veterans on campus.

Veterans Affairs

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UNC campuses partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to bring quality services to students. Each UNC campus employs a Certifying Official to assist students with GI Bill and other veteran benefit enrollments. VA representatives visit campuses to help students sign up for various benefits and services, and VA health professionals work with faculty and staff to promote awareness of the military community.

VA Work Study

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If you’re a full-time or 3/4-time student in a college degree program, or a vocational or professional program, you can “earn while you learn” with a VA work-study allowance. Contact your campus certifying official for more information.

Call to Duty Policy

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If you are called to duty while enrolled in a UNC campus, we will work with you to determine the best strategy for withdrawal and eventual re-admission.

Transfer Credit for Military Learning

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All UNC campuses will award credit and hours for military basic recruit training. This credit can be used to fulfill the Health and Physical Education general education requirement. Additional credit may be awarded as applicable. You can request the appropriate military transcript be sent to the campus of your choice from one of the following organizations:

AIR FORCE: Community College of the Air Force CCAF/DFRS
100 South Turner Blvd
Gunter Annex AL 36114-3011

ARMY, NAVY, MARINE CORPS, COAST GUARD: Joint Services Transcript
The Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard are now producing a Joint Services Transcript. Transcripts can be requested online.

The American Council on Education (ACE) has published a Transfer Guide designed to help service members understand how colleges and universities award academic credit for military learning.

Career Development

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UNC campus career services offices are trained to assist you in transitioning to the workforce. UNC General Admnistration and campus staff work with employers to identify internship and employment opportunities for students.

Veterans Business Outreach Center

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The Fayetteville State University (FSU) Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) provides resources for all student veterans in Small Business Administration (SBA) Region IV (North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi). The VBOC mission is to advance the growth and commercial competitiveness of veteran owned small business enterprises through education and services. Working in concert with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the VBOC focuses on business development, technology deployment, and e-commerce. The VBOC staff provides counseling, training, business plan assistance, and resources to help with finance options.

Faculty and Staff Commitment

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UNC campus military affairs committees stay updated on changing policies and the needs of military-affiliated students on campus.

Campus Health and Counseling Services

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UNC campus health and counseling professionals receive training on topics such as military to civilian transition, combat stress injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other health issues that stem from service in the military.

UNC Faculty and Staff Professional Development Opportunities

The University of North Carolina system has partnered with the Center for Deployment Psychology, a component center of the Department of Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, to provide workshops throughout the state for mental and behavioral health clinicians on campuses and in the community as well as faculty and staff working with student veterans. The workshops are designed to address the social, cultural, clinical, and campus-specific concerns of service members and veterans and include specific discussion regarding campus outreach and planning that is appropriate for both clinical and non-clinical campus personnel. In fall 2012 and spring 2013, the University of North Carolina Asheville, North Carolina A&T State University and University of North Carolina Wilmington hosted CDP Service Members and Veterans on Campus: A Counseling Center Core Competency workshops that were open to faculty and staff at those institutions as well as faculty and staff at neighboring UNC institutions and area community colleges.

Veterans Law Clinic

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The North Carolina Central University School of Law operates a Veterans Law Clinic that provides legal advice to veterans in the community and throughout the state. Under extensive supervision, law students assist veterans and their families with the complexities and technical aspects of filing their claims with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Offices nationwide, the Board of Veterans Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. This service is provided to veterans throughout North Carolina through partnerships with UNC Campuses located in other regions of the State.

The Veterans Law Clinic is one of the leading advocates for eligible active duty personnel, veterans, or their survivors. The Clinic accepts cases year-round but cannot accept all cases. To determine eligibility, contact the Supervising Attorney.

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