Veterans Services

Veteran Services

We highly value our Veterans and Veteran’s dependents and their represented service to our country and are committed to support their educational goals and endeavors. UAS offers services and resources for our Veteran and Veteran’s dependents that includes a School Certifying Official for students using their VA Educational Benefits to pay for the cost of their education as well as a dedicated website with multiple Veteran resources.

To determine if you are eligible for VA Educational Benefits, please apply via the GI Bill website – For questions about your educational benefits, please contact Deborah Rydman, VA Certifying Official, at 907-796-6368 or

To review additional information and services, please visit our UAS Veterans website at UAS also offers support services for our students who need accommodations for disabilities, personal/family counseling sessions, and academic support through our Learning Center.

To stay current with upcoming UAS Veteran activities as well as news, stories, and events, ask to join our UAS Veterans and Family Student Association Facebook page.

Any questions regarding Veteran’s Services, please contact Deborah Rydman, VA Certifying Official, at 907-796-6368 or

Veterans’ Service Officer/Advocate

The UAS Juneau campus has a Veterans’ Service Officer/Advocate who provides assistance to veterans, eligible dependents and military personnel for any VA benefit.

For further information on any of these VA benefits, assistance, and guidelines, contact Lucy Gifford (907) 523-4007 or e-mail