Resources for Student Veterans

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The University of Maryland Baltimore offers many resources for students who are veterans. If you have any questions or to suggest additional resources, please email

This webpage is part of an ongoing effort to improve UMB’s campus climate for students. To learn about the campus climate survey and its findings, visit

Educational Resources 

GI Bill |

The GI Bill site has the most up-to-date information on education and training benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. You'll find information on choosing a school and applying for VA benefits, as well as VA locations, services, and special programs.

VFW Student Veteran |

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, in conjunction with the Student Veterans of America, developed 1 Student Veteran to offer direct assistance to student veterans who have questions or are experiencing problems accessing their VA benefits. 1 Student Veteran helps to ensure veterans and families receive their benefits in a timely manner.

Health and Wellness 

On-Campus Resources

The Student Counseling Center | 

Provides short-term, professional counseling and psychiatric services for currently enrolled full-time and part-time UMB students. Their mission is to help promote and maintain the emotional well-being of UMB students and to serve as a resource to the entire university community.

The Wellness Hub | 

The UMB Wellness and Academic-Life Balance Program exists to affirm the role of wellness in advancing student's growth and development to ensure that they flourish academically, professionally, and personally. 


University Recreation & Fitness (URecFit) is committed to enriching the academic experience as well as encouraging the physical, mindful, cultural, spiritual, emotional, and social development of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community.

Off-Campus Resources

Baltimore VA Medical Center |

The Baltimore VA Medical Center is the acute medical and surgical care facility for the VA Maryland Health Care System and offers a full range of inpatient, outpatient and primary care services.

Veterans Crisis Line |

Veterans Crisis Line is a 24/7/365 service that connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

National Center for PTSD |

The National Center for PTSD is a bank of mobile applications for veterans and their family members that provides self-help, education, and support for insomnia, parenting skills, PTSD, and more. Apps for iOS and Android devices are listed, all of which are free of charge.

Service and Volunteer Opportunities  

Baltimore Veterans Network 

The Baltimore Veterans Network is a collaborative partnership between the University of Maryland, Baltimore and several nonprofits throughout the city of Baltimore. The goal of the Baltimore Veterans Network is to link student and faculty volunteers with nonprofits around the city providing support for homeless veterans. Volunteers will have the opportunity to connect with a nonprofit and volunteer based on their discipline at the university, as well as volunteer for general, as-needed tasks. Want to get involved. Volunteer here. Contact us: Derin Dacey, Maryland-DC Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA

VA Certifying Officers, School-Based Organizations, and Benefits

University of Maryland Graduate School 

Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Benefits Information

The Veteran's Administration (VA) can help you cover the cost of furthering your education through benefits that pay for tuition, housing, and other education-related expenses. These benefits may be provided through one of several programs.

Graduate School VA Certifying Official 

Jamilia Savage,

University of Maryland School of Medicine 

School of Medicine VA Certifying Official(s)

(MD students only) Sofia Cascio,
(DPT students only) Melissa Roane,
(DPT students only) Cindy Paige Desi,


University of Maryland School of Nursing 

Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Benefits Information

The University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) Scholarship & Grants Office assists students with Veterans Administration (VA) education benefits.

School of Nursing VA Certifying Official(s)

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy  

School of Pharmacy VA Certifying Official 

(PharmD students only) Cherokee Layson-Wolf,

University of Maryland School of Social Work School 

Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Benefits Information

Students attending the School of Social Work using Veterans Education and Training Benefits may receive assistance with enrollment certification at the SSW Office of Records and Registration. Email:

School of Social Work VA Certifying Official 

Phyllis Pope,

University of Maryland King Carey School of Law 

MD State Yellow Ribbon Program

Institutions of Higher Learning (Degree Granting Institutions) may elect to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program to make additional funds available for a veteran’s education program without an additional charge to their GI Bill entitlement. These institutions voluntarily enter into a Yellow Ribbon Agreement with VA and choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be contributed. VA matches that amount and issues payments directly to the institution.

Degree Level

Division or School

Number of Students

Max School Contribution Amount

(Per Student/Per Year)


School of Law  



Student Organizations

Military Law and Veterans Society |

Military Law and Veterans Society (MLVS) is a student organization created to provide incoming Veterans and Service Members with the proper resources and support to smoothly transition into the school and to be a networking and information nexus for those interested in a future career path involving any aspect of military and homeland security law.

School of Law VA Certifying Official 

Lori Powell,