Resources for Student Veterans
Welcome to Westminster's Veteran's Resources webpage. There are many local and national agencies and resources available to Westminster’s military community, and we have compiled an extensive list that may be helpful to our Student Veterans during their time at Westminster and beyond.
*Please note that Westminster does not necessarily endorse the views or facts presented by the external agency listings.
For statewide Veteran's resources, click here.
For national Veteran's resources, click here.
For Westminster College resources, see below:
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Counseling Services: Counseling services are available to all registered students through the Counseling Center. Depression, anxiety, relationship issues, alcohol and drug problems, and family dysfunction are some of the common reasons for seeking counseling services. Services are provided in a comfortable office in the lower level of Shaw. Counseling is confidential and provided at no charge. Appointments may be scheduled in person, by telephone, or email.
Here are some numbers where you can reach someone to talk to 24/7:
VA Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press "1" to be routed to the Veterans Hotline. Reach a trained counselor 24/7
Lifeline for Vets: 1-888-777-4443 This service is offered through the National Veterans Foundation. You will call Lifeline for Vets you will reach another veteran of American's armed forces
Career Resource Center: The mission of the Career Resource Center is to collaborate with faculty to provide students and alumni with the guidance and resources necessary to enhance their skills in career planning and exploration, job search strategies, and preparation for professional careers or graduate school as contributing citizens of a dynamic global society.
Disability Services: Westminster College seeks to provide equal access in higher education to academically qualified students with physical, learning, and psychiatric disabilities. The START Center works with departments throughout the college to help ensure that programs and facilities are accessible to all members of the college community. Disability Services (DS) is located in the START Center in Carleson Hall. If you have questions regarding services for students with disabilities, please call 801.832.2280, or e-mail us: email@example.com
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Financial Aid: At Westminster, we are firmly committed to making our top-ranked private college an affordable choice for every admitted student, regardless of a family's financial means.
If you qualify for admittance to Westminster, we will work with you--individually--through every step of the financial aid process. We will help you to identify all the achievement-based scholarships and need-based grants and loans for which you are eligible and walk you through the application process.
First Year Program: Westminster College recognizes the importance of a coordinated, dynamic, and successful first year for our students. In addition to our First Year Orientation program www.westminstercollege.edu/fyso/, we also offer Learning Communities for each student and a First Year Mentoring Program).
Office of Registrar: Welcome to the Registrar's Office located on the upper floor of Bamberger Hall. Our staff is responsible for maintaining all official Westminster academic records. We can answer your questions regarding grades and GPAs, transcripts, registration, transfer credits, academic deadlines, graduation requirements, the academic catalog, degree audits, and more. Please contact the Office of the Registrar by phone at 801.832.2180 or by email for questions regarding student records.
START Center: Whether you're attending college for the first time or transferring to a new school, academic advising is critical to your success. We want to make sure you receive the personal advising and direction that will address your individual needs and questions. Peer and staff advisors are available to help you register and determine an academic plan that will meet your expectations and steer you toward graduation. All new freshmen and transfer students receive personal attention at our START Center.
Student Account Services: Welcome to the Student Account Services Office, located in Bamberger Hall Room 110. We are pleased to offer a number of payment plans to assist you in financing your tuition charges. Please feel free to contact us by phone, email or in person with your questions regarding tuition account balances, payment plans, and Perkins Loans.
Student Life Team: The Student Life Team is committed to working collaboratively with students in concert with other members of the Westminster community to enrich each student's college experience. We facilitate opportunities for student growth and development through co-curricular involvement in the areas of spiritual, physical, intellectual, social and emotional wellness. To promote and enhance their success we challenge, support and empower students through intentional and caring ways.
Westminster's Yellow Ribbon Program :
Eligible veterans to have tuition and fees paid by Veterans Affairs and Westminster
Westminster College recently announced its participation in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program), an agreement between higher education institutions and Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses for eligible veterans.
Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, VA and Westminster will cover the total cost of tuition and fees for eligible veterans who meet admissions standards of the college. Westminster can support up to 100 veterans per year under this program.
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. For students attending private colleges like Westminster, the program is a great deal because it allows for VA to cover the cost of 50 percent of the difference between the cost of the approved rate for Utah and the college’s tuition, and Westminster will pay the other 50 percent. Through this partnership, all tuition and fees are paid for veterans with the exception of room and board and other living expenses.
“We are excited to be a part of the Yellow Ribbon Program and to support our nation’s veterans,” said Joel Bauman, vice president of Westminster’s Enrollment Services. “This program allows us to offer educational opportunities to those who have made tremendous sacrifices, and this is one way we can give back and thank them for their service.”