Information for Veterans
There are many resources available for veterans at USG, and we've collected them in one place to make them easier to find. You have served us, and so now we want to serve you.
You can learn about admissions, scholarships, and other financial aid, counseling, academic advising and student activities. USG has more than 50 student clubs and organizations—including one for veterans.USG Center for Student Engagement and Financial Resources (CSEF) seeks to create an enhanced learning experience by providing veteran students with support and resources in a veteran-friendly manner, and by addressing the unique issues and challenges that veteran students face when entering into the university environment and later civilian career fields. The services of this office are meant to secure continuity of all the veteran services provided at the respective home campuses and provide the necessary linkages to the main campus certifying officials to ensure effective processing of VA educational benefits. OSS staff will assist, provide resources and referrals to veterans with information regarding the G.I. Bill, VA services, financial aid, and guidance through the university application and enrollment processes, career preparation, and counseling.
For additional information and home campus resources, please contact the veterans' office at your respective institution or through their links below.
USG Vets – USG’s Student Veterans Group
All students who are veterans of the military are welcome to join the USG Vets. USG Vets is the student organization instituted to address the number one concern for veterans attending college – fitting in. Veterans come to college with a depth and breadth of experience that most students do not have, and as a result, often face a challenge in connecting with other undergrad or grad students. Given the importance of establishing a network of students, colleagues, and friends while in college, the USG Vets serves as an organization that enables connections to be made organically. For more information about the organization and opportunities to get involved, please connect with the USG Vets on Facebook.
Local Veteran Resources
Serving Together Project knows Montgomery County, Maryland and will provide clear guidance for service members and their families on how to access the information and resources they deserve. Serving Together, with help from Montgomery County government, local organizations, and businesses is striving to provide a sustained, coordinated system in support to the 50,000 veterans living in Montgomery County and welcome home the newest generation of Warriors.
Serving Together is a project of Mental Health Association of Montgomery County (MHA), and as such will build upon more than fifty years of service provision in the community. Serving Together will increase awareness of resources for service members, Veterans, and their families. Through community collaboration, education, and advocacy, MHA and Serving Together will succeed in the mission to promote mental and physical wellness for those who have served our country!
Military OneSource.com - You have to be a veteran or service member to access some parts of this site. It contains links to almost all veterans resources including education, family, legal and some free counseling for Vets and their families.
Military.com - Military affiliation is required to reach some places in the site. Note the useful menus along the left side of the site that direct you the resource you are trying to locate.
Veterans Administration Resources
United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Administration main Web site
Student Veterans Groups Assistance
Student Veterans of America - Assists college students with starting and connecting to other colleges veteran students group.
Housing and Mortgage Information
Informational site & guidance for veterans interested in obtaining a VA loan
A free resource for military veterans researching VA home loans and other mortgage-related benefits.
Collection of resources available to help with searching for a home
Financial information/debt management
Become aware of what options are available for you through the federal government and what programs the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has to help active duty service members and veterans.
Small Business Resources
Looking to start your own business? These resources are available for you as a veteran:
Boots to Business training available through U.S. Small Business Administration
Funding for Veteran-Owned Businesses: Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans
The Veteran Entrepreneurship Portal - created by the VA