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 Dept 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.
  • Student with specific questions should contact the VA Education Call Center at 888-442-4551, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (EST), Monday – Friday.
  • Your school certifying official (SCO) has been provided guidance regarding certification of benefits. Contact your SCO for information on your benefits as they relate to your enrollment.
  • Contact your school certifying official for the most up-to-date information regarding attendance, participation, class schedules, and similar.

Veterans Education Services

Connecting Texas Veterans to Higher Education and Technical Training Opportunities

Veterans Education Program approves all programs for Chapter 30, 33, 35, 1606, and 1607 federal educational benefits. Through an approval process, the Texas Veterans Commission ensures that institutions and employers are in compliance with federal guidelines and are qualified to provide the type of training offered.



GI Bill® Benefits:

School Approval:

School Compliance:

All Other Inquiries:

Sue Jevning
Director, Veterans Education Program

Charles Bryant
Operations Manager, Veterans Education Program

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Educational Benefits Start Here:

State Benefit

Hazlewood Act

The Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas benefit that provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas.

Federal Benefit (Chapter 33)

Post 9/11 GI Bill®

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty.

Federal Benefit (Chapter 30)

Montgomery GI Bill®

The Montgomery GI Bill program (MGIB) provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty.

Federal Benefit (Chapter 35)

Fry Scholarship

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship provides Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to the children and surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001. Eligible beneficiaries attending school may receive up to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level.

Federal Benefit

On-The-Job Training

If you are a military Veteran or eligible family member, the On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program offers you an alternative way to use your VA (GI Bill) education benefits. While you are in training for a new job, you can receive monthly benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in addition to your regular salary.

Deferment Request Form

If you qualify for state or federal education benefits earned through military service and payment to the school is delayed, you may be eligible for a 60-day deferment of tuition and fees to avoid late fees and/or being dropped from classes.

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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