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How to Apply for Benefits

VA Chapter Benefits

  1. If the student is a dependent, then the veteran must transfer the benefit to their dependent.
  2. Student must then be admitted to Texas A&M University.
  3. Student completes the VA’s Application for Benefits (VONAPP) for the appropriate Chapter Benefit.
  4. Request to use VA Chapter Benefits for the first time at Texas A&M by doing the following. Students may begin submitting requests to apply for benefits for next Summer or next Fall on March 1st and for next Spring on October 1st.
    • Log onto howdy.tamu.edu
    • Select the My Finances tab
    • Enter the Financial Aid Portal
    • Select the appropriate Academic Year
    • Select the Resources page
    • Select Request Veterans’ Education Benefits and then answer the questions that follow.
  5. Select the Status page to view and upload the newly requested documents to the Veteran Services Office. Documents may also be faxed, mailed, or delivered in-person. For security reasons, our office cannot accept documents via email.
  6. Monitor the Status page of the Financial Aid Portal to confirm that each document is received and is complete.
  7. Typically, the Request for Certification for VA Chapter Benefits will be processed within 5-7 business days after the following has occurred. Benefit documentation for Fall may be received as early as March 1st, but benefit processing for Fall will not begin until July 1st (as Summer benefit processing will take priority from April through June). 
    • All required documentation has been received.
    • The student has registered for all of their courses for the semester in question.
  8. VA Chapter Benefit payments for tuition and fees will apply to the student’s billing account after bills have been generated by Student Business Services for the semester in question.
Below are links to related information for students attending

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Notice: In an effort to protect your confidential and personally identifiable information (i.e. social security number, tax information), Scholarships & Financial Aid accepts documents submitted via document upload in the Financial Aid Portal, fax, postal mail, or in-person. Documents may not be submitted via email. Please include your UIN on all of the documents submitted.

Students must electronically renew their VA Chapter Benefits each semester.
 
  1. Register for your courses at Texas A&M University for the semester you wish to renew VA Chapter Benefits.
  2. Within 1-2 business days, the Request for Certification Form for VA Chapter Benefits will appear as a requested document on the Status page of the Financial Aid Portal for the semester in question.
  3. Monitor the Financial Aid Portal by doing the following:
    • Log onto the howdy.tamu.edu
    • Select the My Finances tab
    • Enter the Financial Aid Portal
    • Select the appropriate Academic Year
    • Select the Status page
  4. Submit the Request for Certification Form electronically through the Financial Aid Portal.
    • Students receiving Chapter 31 must also submit a current VA Form 28-1905 each Fall Term for the new academic year.
  5. Review the Status page of the Financial Aid Portal to confirm that the form is now “Received – Under Review”.
  6. The Request for Certification for VA Chapter Benefits will be processed within 5-7 business days after:
    • The Request for Certification Form has been received.
    • The student has registered for all of their courses for the semester in question.
  7. VA Chapter Benefit payments for tuition and fees will apply to the student’s billing account after bills have been generated by Student Business Services for the semester in question.
Below are links to related information for students attending
Texas A&M University at Galveston

Notice: In an effort to protect your confidential and personally identifiable information (i.e. social security number, tax information), Scholarships & Financial Aid accepts documents submitted via document upload in the Financial Aid Portal, fax, postal mail, or in-person. Documents may not be submitted via email. Please include your UIN on all of the documents submitted.


The Hazlewood Exemption

  1. Register for Selective Service if you meet Federal requirements for registration.
  2. Be admitted to Texas A&M University.
  3. Request to use Hazlewood for the first time at Texas A&M by doing the following. Students may begin submitting requests to apply for benefits for next Summer or next Fall on March 1st and for next Spring on October 1st.
    • Log onto howdy.tamu.edu
    • Select the My Finances tab
    • Enter the Financial Aid Portal
    • Select the appropriate Academic Year
    • Select the Resources page
    • Select Request Veterans’ Education Benefits and then answer the questions that follow.
  4. Select the Status page to view and upload the newly requested documents to the Veteran Services Office. Documents may also be faxed, mailed, or delivered in-person. For security reasons, our office cannot accept documents via email.
  5. Monitor the Status page of the Financial Aid Portal to confirm that each document is received and is complete.
  6. Typically, the Hazlewood Application will be processed within 5-7 business days after the following has occurred. Benefit documentation for Fall may be received as early as March 1st, but benefit processing for Fall will not begin until July 1st (as Summer benefit processing will take priority from April through June). 
    • All required documentation has been received.
    • The student has registered for courses for the semester in question.
  7. The Hazlewood Exemption will apply to the student’s billing account after bills have been generated by Student Business Services for the semester in question.
Below are links to related information for students attending
Texas A&M University at Galveston

Notice: In an effort to protect your confidential and personally identifiable information (i.e. social security number, tax information), Scholarships & Financial Aid accepts documents submitted via document upload in the Financial Aid Portal, fax, postal mail, or in-person. Documents may not be submitted via email. Please include your UIN on all of the documents submitted.
Students must apply for Hazlewood each semester. Students must submit one paper Hazlewood Application each academic year, but then can electronically renew Hazlewood for subsequent semesters within the same academic year.
  1. Register for your courses at Texas A&M for the semester you wish to renew Hazlewood.
  2. Be registered for Selective Service if you meet Federal requirements for registration.
  3. Within 1-2 business days, the Status Page of the Financial Aid Portal will be updated to reflect the Hazlewood documentation required to renew Hazlewood for the semester in question.
  4. Monitor the Financial Aid Portal by doing the following:
    • Log onto the howdy.tamu.edu
    • Enter the Financial Aid Portal
    • Select the appropriate Academic Year 
    • Select the Status Page
  5. Submit the requested document(s) electronically if it is an electronic renewal, or via document upload in the Financial Aid Portal, fax, mail, or in-person, if a paper application is required. For security reasons, our office cannot accept documentation via email.
  6. Continue to monitor the Status Page of the Financial Aid Portal to confirm that each document is received and is complete.
  7. The Hazlewood renewal application will be processed within 5-7 business days of receipt.
  8. The Hazlewood Exemption will apply to the student’s billing account after bills have been generated by Student Business Services for the semester in question.
Below are links to related information for students attending
Texas A&M University at Galveston

Notice: In an effort to protect your confidential and personally identifiable information (i.e. social security number, tax information), Scholarships & Financial Aid accepts documents submitted via document upload in the Financial Aid Portal, fax, postal mail, or in-person. Documents may not be submitted via email. Please include your UIN on all of the documents submitted.