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MILITARY STUDENTS BENEFITS

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 website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

THSU is approved by the Texas Veteran’s Commission for the training of veterans and other eligible persons.

Veteran Services we can assist are:

  • $75 application fee waived – Click Here
  • The post 9/11 GI bill – Click Here for more details
  • Montgomery GI bill Active – Click Here for more details
  • Survivor’s and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program – Click Here for more details
  • National Call to Service Program – Click Here for more details
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Program – Click Here for more details
  • Forever GI Bill – Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act – The president signed into law the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” which will bring significant changes to Veterans education benefits. The law is named after the American Legion national commander who wrote the original GI Bill language in 1944, and will allow more Veterans to use the GI Bill and more time to use it. Some of the changes will go into effect immediately, and some are written to go into effect shortly after.Some new provisions that go into effect immediately include:
    • The 15-year time limitation for using Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits is eliminated for Veterans who left active duty on or after January 1, 2013, and qualifying dependents (Fry children who became eligible on or after January 1, 2013 and all Fry spouses).
    • Reservists who had eligibility under the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) and lost it due to the program sunset provision will have that service credited toward the Post-9/11 GI Bill program.
    • Certain work-study is permanently authorized; previously it had to be re-approved by Congress every few years.
    • The VetSuccess on Campus program will be available to students across the country
    • VA will help Veterans to more clearly identify schools that offer them priority enrollment

    The majority of the changes enhance or expand education benefits for Veterans, Servicemembers, Families and Survivors.  Simple breakdowns to a portion of the provisions can be found here.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. In order to receive Veteran’s Benefits, the veteran must first establish his/her eligibility with the VA directly. Click Here to visit.  Once eligibility has been established, THSU will certifies the veteran’s enrollment.

Return of Tuition Assistance: Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded.

To comply with the new Department of Defense policy, Texas Health and Science University will return any unearned TA funds on a prorate basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. These funds are returned to the military Service branch.

Instances when a Service member stops attending due to a military service obligation,

Texas Health and Science University will work with the affected Service member to identify solutions that will not result in student debt for the returned portion.

If you have any questions about Financial Aid, please contact our Financial Aid Office at (512) 444-8082 or faid@thsu.edu