The Registrar’s Office and Veterans Services are here to help students who are using military education benefits understand how their benefits work towards funding their education. We process transactions between UMBC and the Department of Veteran Affairs. This can be a confusing process so we have developed an admitted student checklist, returning student checklist, and for those temporarily studying at UMBC, a guest student checklist.

UMBC Veteran Services

UMBC Veteran Services assists service members, veterans, and their families applying for and receiving education benefits and connects veterans to services, programming, and support.

Off-Campus Student Support (OCSS) – Veterans Contact

Whether you are a prospective or current student veteran or dependent at UMBC, we’re here to help you! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Programming for Veteran Students Through OCSS

OCSS hosts a variety of events for our veteran students including our “Coffee and Conversations” series of conversations around topics related to the veteran community at UMBC. C&C is a great opportunity for you to connect with other veterans while learning about different resources that can support you through your education journey. Other events include Hail & Farewell, our send-off for graduating veteran students; and collaborative events with various organizations focused on veterans. You can find more information at

If you’re looking for another connection to the veteran community, consider becoming a part of the RetrieVets student veteran association. RetrieVets regularly meets and holds events throughout the semester. If you would like more information, please email and follow them on myUMBC.

Career Center: Resources for Students with Military Experience

UMBC’s Career Center provides Veteran students with opportunities to develop and realize their professional and career potential by maximizing their transferable skills.