Spring 2014 Updates

Campus Allies Spring 2014 Office Hours:

  • Niomi Williams - CU Money Sense - Monday 1-3PM
  • Dan Watson - Engineering School Academic Advising - Monday 3-5 PM
  • Kristina Spaeth - Arts and Sciences Academic Advising - Tuesday 1-3 PM
  • Matt Tomatz - Counseling and Psychological Services - Thursday 2-4 PM

Wardenburg Campus Care Supplemental Plan:

Beginning in Spring 2014, the Office of Veteran Services will no longer be able to certify the cost of the Wardenburg Campus Care supplemental plan ($175.00) to the main VA office for payment. The Campus Care plan is not considered to be a mandatory fee because it is meant to work in conjuction with an outside insurance plan (such as Tricare) rather than being a stand-alone plan. However; the VA will pay for the cost of the Student Gold Health Insurance Plan ($1515.00) as it is considered a stand-alone insurance plan and a mandatory fee. (http://www.colorado.edu/healthcenter/faq) As you register for Fall 2014, remember that you either need to waive your CU insurance completely or select the Student Gold Plan, if you want the VA to pay for your insurance (you may still use the Wardenburg Campus Care supplemental plan but you will have to pay for it out of pocket). Students must select or waive their university insurance by the semester's deadline (TBD) through the online student portal at mycuinfo.colorado.edu. Keep in mind that you must select or waive your insurance before each semester.

Summer 2014 Term Information and Credit Requirements

Please see the Training Time Equivalency Table for information regarding the number of credits you will need to be considered full time.  

Undergrad Training time equivalency table.pdf

Graduate Students http://registrar.colorado.edu/students/registration/registration_packet/pdf/Enrollment_Verification_Grid.pdf

*Keep in mind that CU divides summer session into five terms. The VA considers each of these terms to be independent so you must be full-time for each of the terms in question (Maymester requires two credit hours to be considered full-time for example). Taking 12 credit hours over the entire summer (May-Aug.) does not necessarily mean the VA considers you full-time for each individual term you may take.


Fall 2013 Updates

1.  Kristina Spaeth from The Center for Students in Transition will be holding academic advising office hours from 1-4PM in our office, (Center for Community S482) staring this Thursday, 29 August.

2.  Matt Tomatz from CAPS will hold office hours in our office on Thursday’s from 2-3PM, commencing this Thursday 29 August.

3.  Yoga for Veterans and Veteran Dependents will be held on Wednesday’s starting next Wednesday, 04 September from 5:30 – 6:30PM in Center for Community room S484.

Office Hours for Vets Counseling and Psychological Services every Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM

Support Counseling for Student Veterans

Every Monday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, Matt Tomatz, from Counseling and Psychological Services, will be available to provide support and guidance to Student Veterans.  Be sure to stop by and see Matt for short sessions.  Matt has a wonderful ability to listen and help people feel relaxed.  This work can help you quiet your thoughts and accept difficult situations.  The Student Veterans Center is located in the Center for Community, Fourth Floor, Room S482.  If you have questions, please contact Matt Tomatz Matthew.Tomatz@colorado.edu 

CU-Boulder Expands Resources for Student Vets Article

The Boulder Daily Camera ran the below story highlighting the Office of Veteran Services and the Student Veterans Association at CU-Boulder.  The video from the Student Veterans Assoication volunteer day at the Fitzsimmons Veterans Nursing Home on Sunday, March 4, 2012 is empowering.