Texas A&M University has always had a strong presence of the military and veterans. Founded in 1876 as a military academy, we are proud of our long standing tradition of association with the military. Currently over 1200 students, both veterans and dependents of veterans, receive veteran or military educational benefits. We are committed to providing the best possible educational experience and service to all that attend our University. Texas A&M commissions more officers than any university outside of the military academies. We are also proud to have seven Medal of Honor recipients among our Aggie Former Students.
Texas A&M University is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium of approximately 1,900 college and universities. SOC Consortium members subscribe to principles and criteria to ensure that quality academic programs are available to service members, including members of the National Guard and Coast Guard, their family members, reservists, and veterans of all Services. As a SOC Consortium member, this institution ensures that military students share in appropriately accredited postsecondary educational opportunities available to other citizens. Flexibility of programs and procedures, particularly in admissions, counseling, credit transfer, course articulations, recognition of non-traditional learning experiences, scheduling, course format, and residency requirements are provided to enhance access of service members and their family members to higher education programs.
The Texas A&M University System is committed to providing a welcoming environment, quality education and path to success for veterans, dependents and the military community. These Best Practices guidelines are based on a holistic approach and input from numerous veterans support organizations and universities. They provide an optimum framework for supporting those who have served their country in uniform, and whose unique experiences enhance their own lives and enrich those of their new academic families. Read more about the Best Practices for Military and Veterans Support and Services.
You will also find helpful information, especially concerning the new GI Bill, on these websites, which will be periodically updated on this page. You can ask questions about your Veteran's Benefits at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students receiving veterans’ educational benefits should also apply for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid includes grants (need based free money), low interest student loans, and work-study (funding which pays a student’s wages as incentive for employment). For more information regarding financial aid, please visit www.tamug.edu/finaid.
Below are links to documents that are most commonly used by students utilizing veteran educational benefits.