Veterans Educational Benefits

UC Riverside Veterans and Service Members

Welcome UC Riverside Veterans and Service Members

We're here to help you use your education benefits, understand how deployment impacts financial aid, learn about special programs and more. 


Discover Your Education Benefits


You Get Priority Enrollment

UCR offers priority enrollment to all veterans and members of the military beginning with the second quarter of enrollment. This will happen automatically if you have visited the Financial Aid Office to request U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits. Otherwise, please contact the Financial Aid Office at or 951-827-4921 to discuss the documentation needed to initiate Priority Enrollment. Then, watch your student email for notification of the course enrollment date.

You are Exempt from the Deferred Payment Plan Application Fee (and First Late Fee)

The Deferred Payment Plan (DPP) allows you to pay your quarterly enrollment fees in three monthly installments.

You may apply up to the fee payment deadline by logging into your R'Web and going to your Student Account tab. 

You may also be exempt from the DPP $25 processing fee and first late fee ($50). If Financial Aid has certified you for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits, the waiver of the application fee and first late fee will be automatic. To learn more, contact Student Business Services at or (951) 827-3204.

Federal School Code: 001316


The Department of Veterans Affairs is the government agency responsible for determining an individual’s eligibility for VA education benefits.