Students attending Texas State while receiving educational assistance under one of the public laws for veterans and/or their dependents must contact the Texas State Office of Veterans Affairs to complete the required forms. Information and forms are also available at www.va.txstate.edu.
New and transfer students applying for educational benefits under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the first time must provide the Office of Veterans Affairs with a Certificate of Eligibility for the respective benefit, a photocopy of the DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and a Change of Place of Training VA Form 22-1995 for transfer students. Reserve and National Guard members applying for Chapter 1606 benefits must provide DD 2384 Notice of Basic Eligibility. Active duty military and dependents are exempt from the DD-214 requirement.
All students must follow their degree requirements in order to receive the maximum benefit payout. It is the student's responsibility to notify the Office of Veterans Affairs of any adds, drops, course, or program changes.
Any student enrolling under any of the provisions for VA educational benefits should bring sufficient funds to defray the initial cost of tuition, fees, and living expenses for approximately three (3) months. Benefit payments are made at the end of each month.
Graduate students receiving veteran benefits must file with the office an official degree outline, a certification deficiency plan, or other similar documentation showing the requirements needed. As with undergraduate students, it is the student's responsibility to notify the Office of Veterans Affairs of any adds, drops, course, or program changes.
Dependents of Texas veterans and veterans who have exhausted VA educational benefits, should check with the office for information about the Hazlewood Exemption. Note: dependent students who are eligible for Hazlewood are subject to federal satisfactory academic progress (SAP) policies. For more information, go to http://www.va.txstate.edu/benefits/hazlewood.html. Applications and information sheets for the Hazlewood Exemption may be obtained at the Office of Veterans Affairs or at www.va.txstate.edu.