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Veteran and Military-Connected Students

Naropa Welcomes Veterans

Naropa University is proud to support veterans and military-connected students with programs and initiatives designed to help them achieve their most fulfilling and successful Naropa experience. Naropa is fully approved by the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training (COVET) for Veterans Education Benefits, including Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Programs.

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Voice of the Warrior

Naropa University Veteran Success Coordinator Jenna Jennings discusses the meaning of 'warriorship' at Naropa:

"The path of the warrior is about facing the messiness of our world heartbroken, open to it. The warrior does not hide."

The Voice of the Warrior event that took place on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, brought together the words of Naropa University student veterans, students, faculty, staff, and special guests. 

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Contact Information

Veteran and Military-Connected students may find out more about Naropa Veteran Support at any time. Please contact:

Jenna Jennings

Veteran Success Coordinator | AmeriCorps VISTA
Naropa University | 2130 Arapahoe Avenue | Boulder, CO 80302



Resources for Veterans

Naropa Veterans Benefits

Naropa University is approved by the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training (COVET) for Veterans Education Benefits. Veterans should request information on eligibility requirements and application procedures from the Financial Aid Office, their local Veterans' Administration branch, or at

The Financial Aid Office requests that students who are eligible for the Post–9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon benefits, and all students seeking financial aid fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in addition to applying for VA Benefits. March 1 is the priority deadline to submit FAFSA at, and students should re-apply each year for continued financial aid eligibility.

For more information, please contact the School Certifying Official in the Financial Aid Office at  or 303-546-3509.

Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program

Students receiving benefits under Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program should request an Alternate Billing Address form from the Coordinator of Student Accounts. This form enables the Coordinator of Student Accounts to bill tuition correctly. Students will need to supply the Coordinator of Student Accounts with information pertaining to the billing situation, such as whom to contact, address, phone number and fax number. Additionally please contact the School Certifying Official, so that your enrollment is certified by the school with the Veterans Administration.

For more information about billing, please contact the Coordinator of Student Accounts at  or 303-546-3554.

Naropa Registrar's Office

Registration for Courses

Please note: Students receiving Veterans Educational Benefits must receive letter grades for all classes that are part of the student's degree program. If a class is only offered for pass/fail, it is the student's responsibility to make arrangements with the instructor at the beginning of the semester to receive a letter grade. The student must also see Student Administrative Services to have the grade status changed to "letter grade" in pass/fail courses. The request form may be downloaded on MyNaropa.

Transfer Credit

Naropa University also accepts transfer credit from an official military transcript.  For more information about transfer credit in general, please see the current course catalog.

Withdrawal/Leave of Absence Due to Military Service

Students who are involuntarily activated for military service and military dependents that must move due to involuntary deployment or relocation are eligible for "Emergency Withdrawal" from courses with documentation. Emergency withdrawal allows students to receive a grade of "W" for a credit-earning course or courses and receive a prorated credit for tuition. In some cases, a grade of "incomplete" may be more appropriate for a student as it allows the student to complete some work at a later date. This will be considered on an individual basis. These students are also eligible for extended leaves of absence, if requested by the student. Both Emergency Withdrawal and Leave of Absence procedures are started by contacting an advisor.

Community VETERANS Resources

Arapahoe Community College (ACC) Veteran's Support

Find resources providing educational, family, finance, housing, and other supooprt specifically for veteran and military families.

Art of War Project

To inspire hope and contribute to the health and well-being of American veterans dealing with PTSD and other barriers from military service. Providing a positive outlet through art and other creative endeavors.

Boulder County Resource Book - Veterans

A comprehensive, internet-based resource that serves all Boulder County residents who need to connect to the broad array of information and resources available throughout the county, filtered to veterans' resources.

Boulder Parks & Rec

  • 90 Day Free Recreation Pass for Veterans discharged post 9/11
  • 25% Rec Center discount for all Veterans

Boulder Veterans Center

  • Serving combat vets and women who have experienced military sexual assault
  • Located at 499 Pearl East Circle, Suite 106
  • 303-440-7306

CenterPoint Retreats for Women Veterans

Sewrving the growing numbers of women veterans who are committed to their full recovery from stressful and/or traumatic experience.

Challenge Aspen 

Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities (CAMO) provides adaptive therapeutic recreation and wellness experiences for military personnel diagnosed with cognitive and/or physical disabilities. CAMO offers an opportunity for veterans, their spouses/partners and caregivers to reconnect with outdoor recreation activities through professional adaptive instruction for summer and winter sports.

Colorado Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills.

Colorado Resource Portal for Veterans

Find resources providing educational, family, finance, housing, and other supooprt specifically for veteran and military families.

Colorado Work Force Center

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has local work force centers that give all US veterans a number of priority services. The Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) is prepared to assist veterans in resume building, skill building, job searches, job training and educational programs. The LVER also has links to employers seeking to hire veterans for employment. Please see the website above and follow the LINK for veterans.

CU Boulder Office of Veteran Services

The CU-Boulder Office of Veteran Services, (OVS) is a one-stop shop for all programs, policies, pay, information and support for prospective and current student veterans and veteran dependents.

CU Denver Veteran Student Services

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a "Military Friendly" university, committed to providing servicemen and women with a high-quality education catered to your distinct needs.

Come Back Yoga

Providing free veteran-only yoga classes in Denver.

Denver Veterans Association

Since 1951 the Eastern Colorado Healthcare System has provided quality care to veterans of our community and surrounding areas.

Front Range Community College Veteran Support

Veterans Services provides specialized services to veterans, eligible dependents, active duty service members, members of the Selected Reserve, and REAP recipients.

Headstrong Counseling

Providing post-9/11 military veterans with free mental health care. 

Healing Warriors Program

Located out of Ft. Collins, Healing Warriors provides non-narcotic (Acupuncture and Craniosacral) therapy services for Pain, Post Traumatic Stress, and sleep disturbances to Veterans and Active Duty service members of all branches of service and any era, and their spouses, partners and parents. Each individual receives 3 sessions, free of charge. Additional sessions can be arranged for a nominal fee of $35.

Heart Arrow Quest for Men

The Heart Arrow Quest is a 3 day program designed to help you re-vision your life. The ceremony is a time and place for soul-searching, creativity, inspiration, and renewed commitment—in a spirit of adventure and fellowship.

Hearts & Horses

A theraputic riding center in Loveland, Colorado.

Huts for Vets

This unique wilderness therapy program in Aspen, Colorado is offered free to men and women veterans who have suffered trauma as a result of their service. We serve veterans who are seeking a perspective shift through beautiful mountain scenery, camaraderie at the 10th Mountain Huts, and philosophical explorations of literature.

Metro State University (MSU) Veteran & Military Student Services

MSU is proud to work with active-duty military and veterans to create the best possible experience for students who have served or are serving in the nation's armed services.

Mountain Forum for Peace

Located in Nederland, CO, our purpose is to learn how to bring peace into our personal lives, to support others in striving to live a life of non-violence, and to encourage awareness of the many diverse ways of living.

Outward Bound 

Outward Bound for Veterans helps thousands of returning service members and recent veterans readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through use of the natural world.

Recovery Village

An organization with locations across the country, dedicated to helping those struggling with substance abuse into recovery. Local treatment center located in Boulder, Colorado. 

SECond Mission VISTA

SECond Mission: Service|Education|Careers VISTA AmeriCorps Members serve a fulltime, twelve month term of national service to build the capacity of member campuses and community-based Veteran Serving Organizations (VSOs) to support veterans’ access to and persistence in higher education and their successful transition to the civilian workforce.

U.S. Veterans Outreach Center

Located on Canyon and Folsom St. in Boulder, CO. Call 303-440-7306 for more information, or contact the Naropa University liaison, Naropa alumnus Dennis Sedlack at: .

Veterans Path

Veteran’s PATH empowers veterans with proven and practical tools of meditation and mindfulness to address trauma, moral injury, and healthy reintegration into civilian life.

Veterans Speak

Veterans Speak seeks to provide the opportunity for veterans to tell their stories to an engaged public which is curious and respectful of the untold stories of veterans from World War II to the present.

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB)

The primary mission of the VUB Program is to provide eligible military veterans with academic skills refresher training through a core curriculum of subjects that prepares them to succeed at the postsecondary educational level.

Workforce Boulder County

Whether you’re looking for a new career, changing careers, or searching for the right person to fill your position, Workforce Boulder County has your solution.

National VETERANS Resources

10 Veterans Benefits You May Not Know About


American Military Family

Provides veterans and their families with assistance. 

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Calculator

A simple online calculator to help determine veterans' basic allowance for housing.

Disabled American Veterans

A nonprofit organization dedicated to building better lives for disabled American veterans. Learn more about the organization or find a local office.

Free Tax Filing


Housing and Mortgage Guide for Veterans

This guide will help veterans and active military to understand the benefits of, types of, and eligibility requirements for VA Loans.

Make the Connection

No matter what you may be experiencing, there is support for getting your life on a better track. Many, many Veterans have found the strength to reach out and make the connection.

Memorial Bracelets

Wearing a Memorial Bracelet shows patriotism and moral and financial support to the families of veterans and victims of terrorism worldwide.

Mesothelioma Group for Veterans

Visit the site for a free Veterans Guide will help you navigate the VA claims process and get the benefits you deserve.

No Barriers Warriors 

No Barriers Warriors experiences range from one-day events to longer backcountry expeditions (5 day, 7 day, 10-21 day). Through generous support, our programs are offered at no cost to our veterans.

Project Sanctuary

Family Therapy.

Supporting Military-Connected Students

ACE Veterans’ Programs promote access to and success in higher education for the millions of military-connected individuals – active duty personnel, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, and their dependents – who seek to pursue a college education.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) prevents homelessness by helping qualifying veterans and their families gain access to the resources they need in order to successfully transition to or maintain permanent housing.

Toolkit for Veteran-Friendly Institutions

What does it mean when an institution is labeled "veteran friendly"?

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Toolkit

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a significant public health concern; this toolkit provides mental health clinicians necessary information to address the needs of Veterans/Military Personnel with a history of TBI and co-occurring mental health conditions.

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Connects you to lots of information about veteran services, news, business opportunities, and legislation. Find a vet center location that will offer readjustment counseling, among other services.

VA Health Care

Health Care for Combat Veterans

Veteran Archives

Website designed to help you request copies of military personnel records. Use their system to create a customized order form to request information from your or your relative's, military personnel records.

Veterans Path

Veteran’s Path empowers veterans with proven and practical tools of meditation and mindfulness to address trauma, moral injury and healthy reintegration into civilian life.

Veterans information presented in an honest, transparent, respectful, and accessible way to all visitors.

Vets Prevail

A personalized and confidential behavior change platform where Veterans earn rewards for helping each other to discover issues and overcome their challenges.