Veterans

Resources & Support

VA & DOD Hotlines
VA Education Office    1-888-442-4551
VA Healthcare Office    1-877-222-8387
VA Benefits     1-800-827-1000
WAVE (Verify Your Attendance)  1-877-823-2378
VA Gulf War Help Line   1-800-273-8387
DOD Direct Veterans Hotline   1-800-497-6261
Suicide Hotline    1-800-273-8255

On-Campus Veterans Coordinator 

Sr. Joan Joyal is Rivier University's full-time Veterans Coordinator. Named a military friendly school by GI Jobs Magazine, Rivier University is committed to working with veterans to help them take full advantage of the benefits they have earned. With a Veterans Coordinator available on campus full-time, the University is prepared to help students navigate the admissions and enrollment process as smoothly as possible.

VA Websites
GI Bill     
Apply for GI Bill Benefits   
GI Bill WAVE  
Veterans Online Application (VONAPP) 
VA Hiring – Student Programs  
VA Medical Centers    
VA Compensation & Pension   
United States Department of Veterans Affairs 

Other Useful Government Websites
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) 
Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS) 
Community College of the Air Force Request Forms 
Coast Guard Military Transcripts
Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART) National Center for PTSD 

Veteran Service Organizations
Student Veterans of America   
Operation Vets
Military OneSource
ACE Military Guide
CLEP for Veterans
The American Legion      1-800-433-3318
Veteran of Foreign Wars     1-800-VFW-1899
Disabled American Veteran     1-877-426-2838
Paralyzed Veterans of America    1-800-424-8200
AMVETS     1-877-726-8387
Vietnam Veterans of America     1-800-882-1316
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America 

Service member Opportunity Colleges (SOC)
SOC Consortium member institutions provide flexibility to service members, their families, and veterans seeking college degrees. In turn SOC colleges and universities benefit from the enrollment of mature, highly-motivated adult students who make use of tuition assistance or the GI Bill. Learn more here: http://www.soc.aascu.org 

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