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.

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:

Sue Jevning
Director, Veterans Education Program

Charles Bryant
Operations Manager, Veterans Education Program

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Upcoming Events

Wed 24

USVCC Career and Education Fair

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 25

USVCC Career and Education Fair

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 27

Free Veterans Entrepreneurship Program

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Additional Education Resources

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