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UMass Law can provide you with information and resources to ease your transition to civilian and academic life.

Services are available for veterans, prior military, and reservists:

  • to help you utilize your educational benefits
  • to ease your transition to the academic setting
  • to help you cope with injuries or trauma you may have experienced

Education benefits and resources

Priority Enrollment

Veteran and active military students who currently receive GI Bill benefits are automatically assigned a priority enrollment appointment. Veteran and active military students who do not currently receive GI Bill benefits must present proof of veteran or active military status (DD form 214 or military ID) to the law school certifying official to receive priority enrollment.

Students should check their registration appointment in COIN to confirm that they are in the priority registration time period. Students who believe they should be in the priority appointment and are not, should contact to request an adjustment.

Delayed VA Payments

Under S2248 PL 115-407 Section 103, UMass Law will not impose a late fee, denial of access to facilities, or other penalty against a veteran or eligible dependent due to a late payment of tuition and/or fees from the VA up to the certified benefits amount. Any portion of the student bill not covered by VA benefits is still expected to be settled by the due date.

Student Veterans

The Veterans Law Association is comprised of veteran students, veteran faculty, and supporters. Our mission is to promote collaboration across the veterans in our law school, discuss legal issues specific to veterans needs, and foster networking and engagement opportunities across the UMass Law community.