UH-Victoria is approved by the Texas Education Agency for VA educational benefits for veterans, children and spouses under Chapters 32 and 35, Title 38, U.S. Code. Student veterans may receive assistance in applying for benefits from the Office of Financial Aid. To expedite payments, veterans should contact the Office of Financial Aid at least 60 days prior to the first class day of each semester or term to complete all necessary paper work for that period of study. Co-enrolled students must inquire with the UHV VA Officer regarding additional documentation required for his/her file. The student file may be certified as early as 10 days prior to the first class day of each semester.
The Montgomery G I Bill (Chapter 30) Active Duty Program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. Generally these benefits are payable up to 10 years following release from active duty.
The Montgomery G I Bill (Chapter 1606) Selected Reserve Program or the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607) may be available if the student is a member of Selected Reserve (Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard Reserve and the Air National Guard Reserve). For Chapter 1607, recipients must have been approved prior to November 25, 2015. Benefits will end November 2019.
Eligibility for this program is determined by the Selected Reserve components. VA makes the payments to the student. The student may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of educational benefits. Benefit entitlements end 10 years from the date of the student's eligibility for the program or on the day he or she leaves the selected reserve.
Survivors and Dependents’ Education Assistance Program (DEA Chapter 35) offer up to 45 months of education benefits.
Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Program (Chapter 31) eligibility for the Veterans benefits is determined by the Vocational Rehabilitation Office in Houston, Texas.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) goes well beyond helping to pay for tuition. Many veterans who served after September 11, 2001, may get full tuition and fees, a new monthly housing stipend, and up to a $1000 per year stipend for books and supplies. Chapter 33 also gives Reserve and Guard members who have been activated for more than 90 days since 9/11 access to the GI Bill benefits.
The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship can be awarded to children of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who has died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001. A child may be married or over 23 and still be eligible. The children are entitled up to 36 months of benefits (in-state undergraduate tuition and fees, plus a monthly living stipend and book allowance) at the 100% level; have 15 years to use the benefit beginning on his/her 18th birthday; may use the benefit until his or her 33rd birthday; cannot use the benefit before age 18; and are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Texas veterans who have no eligibility remaining under any program of the United States government may be eligible for exemption of tuition and certain fees under the provisions of the Hazlewood Act.
Additional information regarding Veterans Benefits may be obtained by visiting the VA Website. The VA Certifying Official is located in the Office of Financial Aid.
For Additional Information:
Veteran’s Administration Regional Office
P. O. Box 8888
Muskogee OK 74402