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.


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:

Director, Veterans Education Program

Charles Bryant
Operations Manager, Veterans Education Program

General Contact Form

opens November 1, 2021 and closes on April 1, 2022

Veterans Education Excellence Recognition Award Application

The VEERA application is only for Texas Public Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs).

Veterans’ GI Bill® Benefits To Continue During COVID-19 Pandemic

Schools within the state of Texas, and across the country, are moving in-person classes to online courses in the interest of public health.

What does that mean to you?  Where can you get more information?.

  • Visit the Department of Veteran Affairs website often to receive the most recent information regarding your benefits.
  • Students are not required to take any action, benefits will continue automatically.
  • Students with specific questions should contact the VA Education Call Center at 888-442-4551, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (EST), Monday – Friday.
  • Contact your school certifying official (SCO) or veteran representative for the most up-to-date information regarding attendance, participation, class schedules, benefit, and similar.
  • Review the VA Debt Management Fact Sheet or visit the VA Website for information on debt management policies and contact information.



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Additional Education Resources

  • 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