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UPDATED: 10/7/2020

Classes that have been converted to remote will be considered resident for BAH purposes until December 21, 2021.


UPDATED: 8/25/2020

For up to date info on coronavisus on campus check the following link:


UPDATED: 7/1/2020

Post 9/11 GI Bill students who pursue resident courses converted to an online modality solely due to COVID 19 will continue to receive the MHA rate for resident training. The law only authorizes this special authority from March 1, 2020 to December 21, 2020.


UPDATED: 6/2/2020

Please send all questions, correspondence and documentation regarding any military education benefit;

Veterans Education Benefits, TA,  National Guard, etc… to Lynn Gates at .

Please do not fax or mail documents at this time.


UPDATED: 4/13/2020

The transition to online classes will not impact your VA Benefits for the remainder of this calendar year.

If you have any questions, please email Lynn Gates at:


For general questions on the university response to COVID-19, please refer to

Please refer to our facebook page ( )for updates and changes caused by COVID19


Welcome to Veteran Services!

UMass Amherst is committed to offering quality services and support programs for student veterans, active military, and their families. 

If you are a member of the UMass community, we hope you will stop by the new Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) located in Dickinson Hall (up Hicks Way from the Recreation Center) in Rooms 18-19

The SVRC hosts a variety of programming throughout the year such as the Resilient Warrior Course and cross cultural events.  Veteran staff members are available during regular office hours if you have questions.  You'll find the SVRC is a comfortable place to study, relax, meet other student veterans, learn about and access resources, or just have a cup of coffee!

If you are a current or prospective student who has questions about veteran educational benefits, please click here for information about the process of applying for Veteran Educational Benefits.  You can also visit UMass Amherst’s Certifying Official, Lynn Gates at 23 Dickinson Hall. Lynn’s phone number is 413-545-5792.

Finally, if you are in the process of choosing the best campus to complete your degree, we hope you will consider UMass Amherst.  By clicking on the Prospective Students button, you will find out where to learn more about the great academic programs at UMass Amherst, as well as information on how to apply.

Parking Discount for Student Veterans 

The SVRC is pleased to announce that the SGA Secretary of Veterans Affairs has secured a 15% discount on full year parking permits for student Veterans

To qualify you must be registered as an active student with a valid SPIRE I.D and present a DD-214 or active duty military ID at the time of purchase.  Please visit the following webpage for full details:

Please note: "GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at”