Skip to Main Content
Veterans Academic Resource Center
VARC Office Students in Class student in Millican Hall New Doctors Students walking on campus Tutoring session
Welcome to the Veteran Academic Resource Center
Here at the VARC, we are dedicated to accommodating your needs as a student veteran.
Student Academic Resource Center
To learn about services designed to help you achieve academic success, visit the Student Academic Resource Center.
Counseling & Psychological Services
For a safe environment in which to address your personal concerns and how they affect you as a student, visit CAPS!
Career Services
For help finding the right field of study, and to learn the practical application of your major, visit Career Services.
Transfer & Transition Services
For assistance in making a seamless transition to UCF, visit the Office of Transfer and Transition Services.
Student Accessibility Services
To learn about the various ways in which UCF can accommodate students with disabilities, visit Student Accessibility Services.
Hours Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm
Phone 407-823-2707
Fax 407-823-5879
Location CFE Arena Suite 100

Have a minute? Take our survey!

The Veterans Academic Resource Center, or VARC, is your one-stop solution to your needs as a student veteran. We provide offices, study space and lounge space, as well as access to a number of university offices, in one central location.

At the Veterans Academic Resource Center, our goals are to: Help you understand and ensure your access to all of the campus resources available to you; Help you succeed by providing study space and special tutoring at your convenience; Help UCF faculty and staff understand your unique needs as a student veteran; Provide you with the tools you need to stay on track and finish your degree.

Registration is now available.
Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 @ 3:56pm by Brian Pate

Registration is now available for the Veterans Learn to Surf Trip. Please stop by the Outdoor Recreation Center on the 1st floor of the UCF Recreation and Wellness Center. They are open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Learn to Surf will be Saturday, September 10, 2016, and the cost is only $15. This includes equipment, instruction, and transportation to Jetty Park. Transportation will leave from UCF at 8:00 a.m. and should return approximately around 6:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the Rec and Wellness Center at 407-823-2408. Limited spaces are available!

The VARC will now be open later on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 @ 4:36pm by Brian Pate

The Veteran’s Academic Resource Center will NOW be open until 7pm every Tuesday & Wednesday for the Fall 2016 semester starting Tuesday, August 30.

Contact JJ at (407) 823-5874

Deadline to apply is Friday, September 30.
Posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 @ 4:42pm by Brian Pate

The College of Business will award the Sloan Endowment for Veterans scholarship to undergraduate and graduate student veterans majoring in Finance. Students applying must be actively enrolled during the disbursement semester.

Sloan Endowment for Veterans - $1,000 annually
• Full-time or part-time undergraduate student in UCF College of Business
• Must be a U.S. military veteran
• 3.0 GPA
• Preference given to Finance majors
• May be required to submit essay on what completing a degree at UCF means to your future and how you use your service experience as a veteran to help achieve success both professionally and personally

To apply for this scholarship you must log into, go to the Student Self Service Portal, and click on Scholarship Application. A personal statement (500 word max) and resume is required for all scholarship submissions.

The scholarship deadline for the 2016-2017 academic year is September 30, 2016. Funds will be disbursed during the Spring semester.

Click on the headline for more about current opportunities.
Posted on Friday, July 15th, 2016 @ 5:43pm by Brian Pate

VA offers multiple internship programs for current students, recent graduates, VA employees, Veterans, and outside applicants. Each program is unique – the information below will allow you to explore program-specific eligibility requirements, qualifications, service obligations, and more.

It provides benefits while you're in school and benefits after you graduate.
Posted on Monday, May 2nd, 2016 @ 9:18am by Brian Pate

The U.S. Army offers one of the most generous and comprehensive scholarships available in health care today. It's called the F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP).

If you want to become a physician, dentist, veterinarian, optometrist, clinical or counseling psychologist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and qualify, you could earn a full-tuition scholarship, plus a monthly stipend of more than $2,200 and in some cases, a sign-on bonus of $20,000.

If you are planning a career in health care or are currently enrolled in a graduate health care program, it pays to look into the Army's HPSP--now more than ever before. It provides benefits while you're in school and benefits after you graduate.

For more information click on the headline above or contact:
The US Army Health Care Recruiting Center
3101 Maguire Blvd, Ste 166A
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone (407) 896-0780
E-mail at:

Click on the headline to download a PDF copy.
Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 @ 5:07pm by Brian Pate

Many on-campus vendors offer discounts when you show your UCF Veteran Student ID.