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Veterans and Military

Take charge of your career by pursuing a professional certificate to help you meet your goals. Veterans, National Guard, active duty military and dependents—take advantage of your educational benefits by pursuing a career-oriented certificate in Professional Development, Health Professions, Computers and Technology, or Digital Arts.

Certificate Programs Approved for Educational Benefits

UNM Continuing Education is approved for all VA and military educational benefits. Our Business and Technology program offers over 60 non-degree certificate and certification programs focusing on workforce and professional development. Approved certificate programs and classes vary by VA Chapter and military requirements, with many directly related to entry-level employment. Contact the program supervisor for information on programs that are currently approved by the VA.

Educational Benefits for Veterans

See the UNM Veterans Resource Center for more information on your chapter for VA Educational benefits.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill – Chapter 33
  • Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty – Chapter 30
  • Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty – Chapter 1606
  • Montgomery GI Bill – Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) – Chapter 1607
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (VR&E) – Chapter 31
  • Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) – Chapter 35
  • Transferring Post 9/11 Chapter 33 Benefits to your Dependents

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679(e), this educational institution adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from VA.  This educational institution will not:

  • Prevent the student’s enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student;
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class;
  • Provide a written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies 

If you are a veteran and you're not sure whether you qualify for VA educational benefits, call the toll free number, 1-888-GIBILL1 (1-888-442-4551) or go to the VA website listed below for information.

Eligible Assistance Programs

Additional Resources