The Department of Veterans Affairs determines eligibility for veteran and veteran dependent benefits. Please visit their site for detailed procedural information and policy changes. At KU, Veterans Services within the Office of the University Registrar assists in providing eligibility for VA benefits as well as maintains useful resources for students with military obligations.


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Visit us in the KU Visitor Center or Room 121 Strong Hall.

785-864-4422
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***REMINDER*** KU Veterans, Last year, the University of Kansas began recognizing graduating student-veterans by bestowing them with red, white and blue honor cords to wear during their graduation ceremony. The initiative was developed by the KU Collegiate Veterans Association and the Alumni Association, and approved by the Traditions/Recognition Committee. The Military and Veterans Honor Cords confer special recognition for graduating students who have honorably served in the U.S. Armed Forces and demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence. To be eligible to receive the cords, students must have served, or are currently serving, in the military and have achieved a minimum 3.0 grade-point average at graduation. Cords will be provided at no cost to eligible students. For students at KU Lawrence Campus, cords will be available beginning Friday, April 9, 2015, in Strong Hall, Rm 222. Questions should be directed to Bill Steele at 785-864-7478 or email wsteele@ku.edu. For students at the KU Edwards Campus, cords will be available beginning Friday, April 9, 2015, in the Office of Students Services, Regents Center, Rm 210F at the KU Edwards Campus. Questions should be directed to Lisa Browning at 913-897-8615 or by email at lbrownin@ku.edu. To receive your cords at Lawrence or Edwards Campus, you will need to stop by your designated office and bring with you a copy of your student ID, military ID, or DD-214. Please let us know if you have any questions. For students at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, cords will be available after Monday, April 27, 2015, in the Communications Office, 1005 Murphy. Questions should be directed to April Blackmon Strange at 913-588-2695 or by email at veterans@kumc.edu. Information is also available at: http://www.kumc.edu/…/military-and-vete…/veterans-cords.html. For students at KU School of Medicine in Wichita, cords will be available after Monday, April 27, 2015, in Academic and Student Affairs. Questions should be directed to Karen Drake at 316-293-2616 or by email at kdrake@kumc.edu. Information is also available at: http://www.kumc.edu/…/military-and-vete…/veterans-cords.html. To receive your cords, you will need to stop by your designated office and bring with you a copy of your student ID, military ID, or DD-214. For KUMC students, you will need your military ID or DD-214.

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