Veterans Education Services

Connecting Texas Veterans to Higher Education and Technical Training Opportunities

The Texas Veterans Commission serves as the State Approving Authority (SAA) under the authority of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  The Veterans Education Department approves all programs for Chapters 30, 31, 33, 35, 1606, and 1607 federal educational benefits.  Through an approval process, the SAA ensures that institutions and employers are in compliance with federal guidelines and are qualified to provide training.

In addition to the SAA, the Veterans Education Department also houses the state authority on the Texas Hazlewood Act.


General Contact Form


David Salgado
Director, Veterans Education Program

Charles Bryant
Operations Manager, Veterans Education Program

SAA Approval for Programs of Education/Training:

School Compliance/VA School Certifying Official Questions:

Hazlewood Benefits and Reporting (Individuals and Schools):

GI Bill® Questions/Veteran Services & Support for Students:

All Other Inquiries:



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Additional Education Resources

  • Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award (VEERA)
    This award recognizes the public institutions that provide excellence in education and related services to veteran students, and promotes best practices by awarding Gold-, Silver- and Bronze-level status to those offering such services.
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
    VEAP is available if you elected to make contributions from your military pay to participate in this education benefit program. The government matches your contributions on a 2-for-1 basis.
    On the Department of Veterans Affairs website service members, veterans, their families, and authorized caregivers can explore their education benefits and check their benefit eligibility.
  • Request Your Military Service Records (DD 214s)
  • Apply to a Texas school
  • Survivors and Dependents Assistance (DEA)
    The Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) Program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at