Veteran Benefits

Veterans at Texas A&M may be eligible to receive the following federal and state benefits. Please consult with the Office of Admissions and Records for more information about benefits for veterans at TAMUG, or email us at veterans@tamug.edu. Information about Veteran's Benefits for TAMUG students can also be found in the Academic Catalog.

Procedures

First time benefit use at Texas A&M University at Galveston for veteran or military students:

 

  • Certificate of Eligibility letter from VA
  • DD-214 (member 4 copy) OR current military orders
  • Military Transcript
  • Academic Degree Plan
  • TAMUG Request for Certification form
  • VA form 22-1995 (transfer students only)
First time benefit use at Texas A&M Universityat Galveston for military family members or dependents:

 

State Educational Benefits for Veterans

Veterans from Texas at Texas A&M are eligible to receive the following benefits. For questions about these programs or how to receive your benefits contact the Texas A&M University at Galveston Office of Financial Aid at 409-740-4500 or veterans@tamug.edu. Please refer to http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/ for more information about benefits for Texas veterans.

Hazlewood Exemption

Military Personnel and Dependents

State Tuition Reimbursement Assistance  

State Tuition Assistance is a program that pays up to a certain amount per semester hour for tuition and authorized fees. That amount is determined by the Texas National Guard. Please contact your Education Officer to find out about tuition assistance programs through your unit.

Federal Education Benefits for Veterans

For questions about these programs or how to receive your benefits contact the VA at www.gibill.va.gov and 888-442-4551.

Montgomery GI Bill

The Montgomery GI Bill is for individuals who have served on Active Duty. Benefits are provided up to 36 months and generally must be used within 10 years of discharge. This bill can be applied for prior to discharge. The monthly benefit paid is based on the length of service, category, and DoD put kickers into your MGIB Fund (if applicable). Monthly W.A.V.E. (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) verification is needed to receive payments.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) is for veterans who have a service-connected disability. To receive services, a veteran must be found both eligible and entitled. The basic period of eligibility in which VR&E services may be used is 12 years from the date of separation from active military service or 12 years from the date the veteran was first notified by VA of a service-connected disability rating. This benefit pays the school directly for the student’s books, tuition and fees. In addition, the student will receive a subsistence allowance that is paid each month during training and is based on the rate of attendance (full-time or part-time) and the number of dependents.

Application Requirements: The applicant needs to meet with a VA counselor to apply for Chapter 31 benefits or apply online http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp. Once the VA has determined eligibility, he or she will send authorization to the Veteran Services Office to certify enrollment and set up the benefit with TAMU.

POST 9/11 GI BILL (CHAPTER 33)

The Post 9/11 GI Bill is for veterans, military, and military family members based on the servicemember completing at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. This benefit pays in-state tuition rate and required fees directly to the university. Additionally, students will receive a payment of up to $1,000 annually ($41.67 per credit hour) for books and supplies and monthly housing allowance based on the DoD Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rate for E-5’s with dependents*. The amount of this benefit varies from 40% to 100% depending on length of active duty service.

*Amount varies annually.

Additional information on the new GI Bill is available from Military.com.

DEPENDENTS’ EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE (CHAPTER 35)

Dependents’ Educational Assistance provided education and training opportunities to eligible dependents or certain veterans. Dependents receive up to 45 months of full-time benefits. Children generally are eligible for benefits between the ages of 18 and 26.

SELECTED RESERVE (CHAPTER 1606)

The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Reservist may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits. Benefit entitlement ends 14 years from the date of eligibility for the program, or on the day personnel leaves the Selected Reserve. One exception to this rule exists if reservist is mobilized, their eligibility may be extended for the amount of time mobilized PLUS four months. So even if personnel leave the reserves after mobilization, they may have additional eligibility to the Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR). Monthly W.A.V.E (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) verification is needed to receive payments.

RESERVE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CHAPTER 1607)

The Reserve Educational Assistance Program is a Department of Defense program designed to provide 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. These components include Army Reserve, Naval Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Army IRR, Air Force IRR, Navy IRR and Marine Corps IRR. A member ordered to active service while serving in the reserve component remains entitled to benefits under REAP only by continuing to serve in the reserve component. Entitlement under REAP is 36 months. There is a 48-month limitation when combining this benefit with one or more education programs. Monthly wave verification is needed to receive payments.

 


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