Veterans Affairs Office
We are committed to recruiting, retaining, and supporting active duty servicemembers, veterans, and dependents to maintain a diverse and highly qualified student body, faculty, and staff. Our University continues to expand its military-friendly services and programs through its membership in the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), and encouraging student organizations such as the United Student Veteran Organization (USVO) and the Islander Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Battalion.
Important issues for veteran students in making the transition from military to academic life include:
- VA education benefits counseling for Montgomery GI Bill benefits through the Veterans Affairs Office
- Admissions for the evaluation of transfer credit from military transcripts for coursework and military experience, and for instate tuition rates for military service member/spouse/dependents assigned to duty in Texas
- Military withdrawals for servicemembers called to active duty with tuition refund, and re-enrollment following deployment; students contact the University Registrar's Office.
- Online education, evening and accelerated course availability
- Financial aid with MGIB benefits and/or tuition assistance, by submitting the FAFSA and also the Special Circumstances Application Form, and DD-214, member 4 copy for servicemembers and veterans returning from a deployment or mobilization
- Hazlewood Act exemption of tuition and fees for eligible Texas veterans with the Business Office
- Academic advising from the Transition Center and specific advisors in the College of major area of student
- Academic student support services with the Center for Academic Student Achievement (CASA) is offered at no cost, and retention efforts for veteran students have been identified as priorities.