The Veteran and Military Resource Center (VMRC) at UW Tacoma serves as a resource for students providing support and referrals throughout campus and our community. The VMRC is also responsible for developing and offering campus programming that benefits our military-connected students. The VMRC comprises two staff: the Veteran and Military Services Staff and the Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship (VIBE) Staff.
The Veteran and Military Services Staff is here to help military veterans and their dependents access their VA educational benefits and Washington state tuition waivers. Our benefits advisors can provide you with general benefit information as well as certify your educational services.
Co-located in the VMRC space is VIBE. VIBE provides an applied training environment that supports military veterans’ entrepreneurial aspirations and promotes their understanding of the current startup life cycle.
Alaska Airlines began sponsoring the VMRC location in 2016. This sponsorship includes a ten-year $20,000 annual donation to the center—the fund aids in providing student supportive programming and VIBE event backing.
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Our office service hours Monday - Thursday are 0900 to 1600 & Fridays, after Husky Hour, our virtual hours are from 1200 to 1700: We are still available remotely! Contact our team members Angel or Ian for assistance.
GI Bill Update (New Monthly Enrollment Verification Requirement)
Beginning with terms starting after December 17, 2021, students using their Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits at an Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) facility will be required to verify their enrollment at the end of each month. Failure to verify for two consecutive months will impact their Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments. UW Tacoma's Chapter 33/ Chapter 33 TOE Students will continue to do the quarterly certification requestthrough our office, then at the end of each month, the students will verify their enrollment through the VA. Students can call this number, 1-888-442-4551, to verify that their phone number is on file.
UW Tacoma received an important update about the GI Bill concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. You can view the full text by clicking the link below. Note: This law extends the various COVID-19 protections for GI Bill students from December 21, 2021, to June 1, 2022. In part, this means that students who were attending a course that was converted to online training because of COVID-19, and were getting paid the resident rate, may continue to train online, and will continue to receive the resident housing rate until June 1, 2022.
The William Factory Small Business Incubator, recently relocated to Tacoma Community College, has launched a project to coordinate Pierce County's entrepreneurial ecosystem. UW Tacoma's VIBE incubator is mentioned.