Services Provided to Student Veterans Include Financial and Programmatic Support

An important change took place recently, in that two key Veteran services at UC Riverside are now handled by different departments

The Financial Aid and Student Life offices now oversee support for student veterans at UCR. ucr file

UCR’s veteran students are provided support from a host of campus organizations and offices, ranging from financial aid to special programs to career services.

In an important change, all financial aid matters for veterans, including the GI Bill, are now managed by UCR’s Financial Aid office, and all veteran specific programs are now coordinated through Student Life.

This change occurred after the recent departure of Chryssa Jones, the former veterans services coordinator in the Office of Student Special Services.

Stephanie A. Stovall, associate director of Financial Aid, said she wants to inform the campus community of the change so that staff and faculty can assist in making the transition as seamless as possible for veteran students.

“These students, as do all UCR students, deserve the best service we can provide,” Stovall said.

The office of Financial Aid has set up a phone number specifically for student veterans: (951) 827-4921. Veterans inquiring about education benefits, including the GI Bill and Cal Vet Fee Waiver, can email: Patrick Napier, veterans services coordinator, will assist them.

When it comes to program services for veterans, Adam Ryen Daniels, a student affairs officer with Student Life, said his job begins the minute a student vet wants to enroll at UCR. He assists with orientations, and explains services such as the mentoring program, tutoring, social clubs, and more.

“My job is campus referrals. Student vets have a unique set of needs,” Daniels said. “My job is to help them navigate the campus.”

In the near future, Student Life will be hiring a full-time veterans resource officer, Daniels said.

Student veterans with questions regarding Student Life programming, should call (951) 827-7344.

Important contact information:

  • Financial aid questions: (951) 827-4921;
  • Student programs: (951) 827-7344.

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