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Required Documentation

Veterans
  1. The Request for Certification Form (submitted electronically through the Financial Aid Portal).
  2. One of the following:
    • Chapter 31 Recipients – VA Form 28-1905 (from Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor).
      • VA Form 28-1905 must also be sent to the book store to receive books.
    • All other VA Chapter Benefit Recipients – Copy of the veteran's Certificate of Eligibility from the VA for the VA Chapter Benefit in question. The veteran must complete the VA’s Application for Benefits (VA Form 22-1990) to receive this form.
  3. Copy of DD-214 (Member 4 Copy). Must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.
    • Can be ordered from the National Archives or printed from e-benefits.
    • Document not required for Active Duty Service Members or Reservists who have not received a DD-214.
  4. Military Transcript. Must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.
  5. Request for Change of Program or Place of Training. Only required for transfer students who have previously used VA Chapter Benefits at another institution.
Dependents
  1. The Request for Certification Form (submitted electronically through the Financial Aid Portal).
  2. Copy of the dependent’s Certificate of Eligibility from the VA for the VA Chapter Benefit in question. The dependent must complete the VA’s Application for Benefits (Post 9/11 GI Bill® – Transfer of Entitlement recipients – VA Form 22-1990e; Fry Scholarship and Dependents' Educational Assistance – VA Form 22-5490).
  3. Request for Change of Program or Place of Training. Only required for transfer students who have previously used VA Chapter Benefits at another institution. Post 9/11 GI Bill® - Transfer of Entitlement recipients should submit Form 22-1995. Fry Scholarship and Dependents' Educational Assistance recipients should submit Form 22-5495.
A completed Hazlewood Act Exemption Application and all required supporting documentation must be received by the Veteran Services Office no later than the last class date of the semester or term to which the exemption applies.
Veterans
  1. Texas Hazlewood Act Exemption Application
  2. Copy of DD-214 (Member 4 Copy). Must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.
  3. Copy of Certificate of Eligibility from the VA showing federal benefits have been exhausted. The veteran must complete the VA’s Application for Benefits to receive this form.
    • This form is only required if the veteran has service time after 9/11/2001.
Hazlewood Legacy Recipients (Dependents Using Hours Transferred from the Veteran)
  1. Texas Hazlewood Act Exemption Application
  2. Copy of DD-214 (Member 4 Copy). Must be submitted to the Veteran Services Office.
  3. Provide proof of dependent relationship (birth certificate, adoption certificate, marriage certificate, tax transcript).
  4. Copy of Certificate of Eligibility from the VA in the student's name showing federal benefits have been exhausted. The dependent must complete the VA’s Application for Benefits (Post 9/11 GI Bill® – Transfer of Entitlement recipients – VA Form 22-1990e.
    • This form is only required if the veteran has service time after 8/1/2009.
  5. Death Certificate (only if the veteran parent is deceased)
  6. Proof of student's registration for Selective Service if you meet Federal requirements for registration.
Dependents of Veterans Who Are 100% Disabled/Unemployable, Are Missing in Action, or Were Killed in Action
  1. Texas Hazlewood Act Exemption Application
  2. Copy of DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) or DD1300. Must be submitted to the Veteran Services Office.
  3. VA letter or DD-1300 (Report of Casualty) showing veteran to be one of the following:
    • 100% totally and permanently disabled.
    • Meets the requirements for individual unemployability according to the VA disability ratings.
    • Missing in Action.
    • Killed in Action.
    • Death was documented as service related.
  4. Provide proof of dependent relationship (birth certificate, adoption certificate, marriage certificate, tax transcript).
  5. Copy of Certificate of Eligibility from the VA in the student's name showing federal benefits have been exhausted. The dependent must complete the VA’s Application for Benefits (Post 9/11 GI Bill® – Transfer of Entitlement recipients – VA Form 22-1990e.
    • This form is only required if the veteran has service time after 9/11/2001.
  6. Proof of student's registration for Selective Service if you meet Federal requirements for registration.

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