Once the veteran has transferred or assigned benefits to a spouse or child, the student is directly responsible for applying for the benefit. Additionally, the student must request benefit certification for each semester they wish to use military education benefits.

Our office routinely sends important information and notification to the student’s UTSA email address. Each student is responsible for monitoring the email address they have provided.

What does the benefit cover?

Benefit Coverage
Chapter 33
GI Bill®
Tuition & Standard Fees (up to the percentage the student is eligible for)
Book Stipend
Monthly Housing Allowance
Chapter 35
Dependents Educational Assistance (DEA)
Stipend paid to student while in class.
Hazlewood (Legacy Child) 150 credit hours of tuition and most fees
(one student per semester).
Hazlewood (Spouse/Dependent) Each dependent receives their own 150 credit hours of tuition and most fees.

Important Topics

In order for our staff to discuss information with anyone other than the student, we must have received authorization from the student via ASAP (link to ASAP).  Once logged into ASAP, the authorization can be found under the tab titles “FERPA Release.”

The Federal law, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), protects the privacy of the student education records and guarantees students access to their own records.

FERPA DOES NOT authorize:

  • anyone other than the student to log into the student’s accounts
  • anyone other than the student to make any changes to their request for benefits processing

More information about FERPA can be found on the U.S. Department of Education website.

The Center for Military Affiliated Students assists with processing and questions regarding VA benefits, the Hazlewood Exemption, GI Bill benefits, and CH 31 VR&E. All other financial aid, scholarships, and loan questions can be addressed at the One Stop Enrollment Center.

The VetSuccess on Campus program (view flyerPDF) or VSOC is a collaborative effort between The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with the purpose of providing a supportive on-campus environment for student veterans. VA has placed two full-time Vocational Counselors on the UTSA Campus to assist Veterans, active duty military and their eligible family members who attend or plan to attend UTSA.

Please note that VSOC counselors are employees of the US Department of Veterans Affairs and are not UTSA employees, so they are unable to answer questions related to UTSA-specific processes.

For more information, assistance or to schedule an appointment, contact your VetSuccess on Cam­pus Counselors at UTSA.

Students must contact our office when dropping a class, withdrawing from a class, or any schedule changes made after they have requested certification for the given semester. Failure to contact our office can result in benefit overpayments which can generate debts assigned to the student that may impact the ability to register for subsequent semesters.

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