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Attention Vets!

Print a Registration Form, complete, and submit it to the Veterans Affairs in the Financial Aid office as soon as possible for certification. If you are collecting benefits at WCSU for the first time, please attach a copy of your certificate of eligibility from the Veterans Administration.

New GI Bill Information available:

Please visit http://www.GIBill.va.gov for up-to-date information on this and other education benefits.

Attention State of CT Tuition Waiver Recipients!

S.B. 215 - Public Act No. 10-66 - An Act Concerning Veteran Tuition Waivers has passed. This bill specifies that for purposes of the veterans' tuition waiver, "service in time of war" does not include time spent attending a military service academy and will no longer count toward the 90 day active duty requirement. Click here for a summary of the bill.

If you are serving or have served in the military, please consider joining the Student Veterans Organization (SVO). Experience camaraderie with fellow student veterans as you transition to college as well as participate in a variety of veteran related
activities on campus and within the community. To join this group or to get more information, please contact:

LT Matthew Kuchta
kuchtam@wcsu.edu

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Dear Student-Veterans:




It is my pleasure to introduce myself as the new Veterans Affairs Coordinator at Western Connecticut State University.

I graduated from Western Connecticut State University in May 2010 with a B.S. in Justice and Law Administration and I am currently serving as the Fire Support Officer for A Co. 1/102nd IN MTN, CTARNG, soon to be moving to the new Armed Forces Readiness Center here in Danbury, CT.

Western Connecticut State University has improved dramatically since I attended and I am excited for the direction the school is headed. The University has taken action on improving its Veteran support, addressing key factors associated with a successful veteran program such as assigning a dedication position of Veterans Affairs Coordinator. This new position will greatly improve the level of service that can be provided to our Veteran Community. I will be working very diligently to certify enrollment for the VA in a timely-manner, follow-up with all questions and concerns you may have, and create programs devoted to Student-Veterans and their families. With your support, WCSU will become a role model for Universities across the United States.

My office is dedicated to provide care for all student-veterans, reservists, and National Guard Soldiers to ensure a smooth transition to student life. We will assist with issues such as VA educational benefits, financial aid, academic preparedness, health and wellness, socialization, and also advise the Student-Veterans Organization.

I am familiar with the uniqueness of current and former Service Members and I am excited to serve each of you. You now have a fellow service member here to help; please, do not hesitate to ask for assistance. My office is located on the Midtown Campus in Old Main 206. I can be reached by email at kuchtam@wcsu.edu or by phone at (203) 837-8840. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Respectfully,


Matthew T. Kuchta
LT, FA, CTARNG
Veterans Affairs Coordinator
Western Connecticut State University

 

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