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Veteran's Affairs and Services

General Information

Hazlewood Exemption

Please see our Hazlewood Exemption page for details.

 

VA Benefits

IMPORTANT: The STUDENT REQUEST FOR VA BENEFIT CERTIFICATION form must be completed and turned into OSFA EACH semester VA benefit certification is requested! This form is available on our "FORMS" page.

 

Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill

The Montgomery GI Bill is available to those who have served on active duty. Benefits are generally provided up to 36 months and must be used within 10 years of discharge.

  • Complete and submit to U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Application for Benefits Form (VA Form 22-1990)
  • Must be accepted to Texas A&M Health Science Center 
  • Enroll in classes approved for degree-seeking program
  • Send the following documents to the TAMHSC Office of Student Financial Aid:

   1. Certificate of Eligibility (letter from Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

   2. Copy of DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty

   3. Form 22-1995 - Ch. 30 - Change of Program or Place of Training Form

Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program

Benefits relating to a service-connected disability - beneficiaries must be found both eligible and entitled. Generally may be used within 12 years from the date of separation from active military service or from the date on which the VA notified the beneficiary of a service-connected disability rating.

  • Contact the nearest Veterans Administration Office (1-800-827-1000) to determine eligibility
  • Must be accepted to Texas A&M Health Science Center 
  • Enroll in classes approved for degree-seeking program
  • After eligibility is established, turn in the following documents to the TAMHSC Office of Student Financial Aid:

   1. Certificate of Eligibility (letter from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

   2. Form 22-1995 - Chapter 31 - Change of Program or Place of Training Form

   3. Copy of Form 22-1900 - Ch. 31 - Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation

Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill

The Post 9/11 GI Bill may be available for those with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after Sept. 11, 2001, or individuals discharged after 30 days with a service-connected disability.

  • Complete and submit to U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Application for Benefits Form (VA Form 22-1990)
  • Must be accepted to Texas A&M Health Science Center 
  • Enroll in classes approved for degree-seeking program.
  • Send the following documents to the TAMHSC Office of Student Financial Aid:

   1. Certificate of Eligibility (letter from Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

   2. Copy of DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty

   3. Form 22-1995 - Ch. 33 - Change of Program or Place of Training Form

Chapter 35 - Dependents' Educational Assistance

Benefits students with a 100 percent service-related disability or dependent of the disabled veteran and between the ages of 18 and 26.

   1. Certificate of Eligibility (letter from Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

   2. Copy of DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty

   3. Form 22-5495

Chapter 1606 - Selected Reserve

Entitlement may extend up to 36 months of educational benefits for Reserves of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Army National Guard and Air National Guard.

  • Complete and submit to U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Application for Benefits Form (VA Form 22-1990)
  • Must be accepted to Texas A&M Health Science Center
  • Enroll in classes approved for degree-seeking program
  • Send the following documents to the TAMHSC Office of Student Financial Aid:

   1. Certificate of Eligibility (letter from Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

   2. Copy of DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty

   3. Copy of your DD-2384 (NOBE - Notice of Basic Eligibility) from your reserve unit

   4. Form 22-1995 - Ch. 1606 - Change of Program or Place of Training Form

Chapter 1607 - REAP (Reserve Educational Assistance Program)

Educational assistance to members of the reserve components ordered to active duty in response to a war or a national emergency declared by the President or Congress - activated 90 days or more in support of the War on Terror.

  • Must be accepted to Texas A&M Health Science Center 
  • Enroll in classes approved for degree-seeking program
  • Complete and submit to U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Application for Benefits Form (VA Form 22-1990)
  • Send the following documents to the TAMHSC Office of Student Financial Aid:

   1. Certificate of Eligibility (letter from Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

   2. Copy of DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty

   3. Change of Program or Place of Training Form if you previously used 1606 benefits

 

Websites and Resources

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs                Texas Veterans Portal                        TEXVET (Partners Across Texas)

GI Bill (Applications and Resources)             Texas Veterans Commission                     VA Outpatient Clinic (CBOC)