Veterans Affairs Office

Serving Those Who Have Served Their Country

 Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s Veterans Affairs Office is available to help military veterans and their families take advantage of the educational opportunities available to them.  The Veterans Affairs Office can help with the necessary enrollment certifications for educational benefits and is located in the Javelina Enrollment Services Center in the Student Union Building.  Information and assistance is available on eligibility requirements and applications for the following Veterans’ programs:

 

FEDERAL VETERAN’S EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

 

Post 9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33)

Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 30)

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Chapter 31)

Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)

Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)

Post-Vietnam Era Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 32)

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)

 

TEXAS VETERAN’S EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

Hazlewood Exemption

Hazlewood Legacy Program

**New Changes to Hazlewood Exemption**

Legislative Change: Senate Bill 1158

  • Transferred responsibilities from THECB to TVC administration of the Hazlewood Exemption to the Texas Veterans Commission;
  • Simplifies/clarifies wording for children and spouses of Disabled Veterans;
  • Age limit removed for children of disabled, deceased, or MIA Veterans.

Legislative Change: Senate Bill 1210 (effective Fall 2014)

  • Student must make satisfactory academic progress in accordance with institution’s SAP (Satisfactory Academic Policy) policy;
    • Applies to Veterans;
    • Applies to children and/or spouses of Disabled Veterans;
    • Does NOT apply to children or spouses of Veterans killed in action, missing in action, or who died due to a service-related illness or injury;
    • Unsatisfactory Academic Progress – must complete a term without Hazlewood and meet SAP to be reinstated.

Students using Hazelwood & Hazelwood Legacy Act Exemption benefits MUST maintain an institutional 2.0 grade point average (GPA) for Undergraduate or a 3.0 institutional GPA for Graduate/Doctoral students at all times.

Texas Attorney General: GA-969

Applies to all Hazlewood recipients: Stacking by a Veteran with multiple federal benefits is allowed in accordance with Texas Attorney General’s opinion no.GA-969, dated September 24, 2012 and reaffirmed

Additional Information

Starting in the Fall of 2011, students have one year from the time they submit an initial application for benefits (HE-V Form) or are notified in writing by the Texas A&M University – Kingsville Veterans Affairs Office that they fully qualify for the Hazlewood to submit all required documents to receive benefits. This does NOT allow for retroactive application of benefits and applications MUST be submitted by the last drop/withdrawal date each semester to apply the benefit to the current semester. Also notification from another school does NOT qualify a student to retroactively apply Hazlewood at Texas A&M University – Kingsville. The benefit will not be applied to a student's account until all required documents, as stated in this policy, are submitted and have been received and the benefit verified. Questions about this policy should be directed to the Texas A&M University – Kingsville Veterans Affairs Office

* Note: The Hazlewood Benefit is not a benefit under the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is a benefit passed by the Texas Legislature for Texas Veterans Only. To qualify, the Veteran must have been a Texas resident as stated on their DD Form 214 when they entered the military or entered the military in Texas (i.e. Home of Record at time of entry or Place of Entry into Active Duty). This program is administered by the Texas A&M University – Kingsville Veterans Affairs Office in compliance with the Texas Hazlewood Law. There are no exceptions to the requirements to qualify for the benefit. All forms must be filled out and submitted each semester by the last drop/withdrawal date. No late applications for benefits will be accepted after the last drop/withdrawal date and the Hazlewood Benefit cannot be applied retroactively for past semesters.


Chapter

Forms and Documents

Notes

Required Documents

Chapter 33 Post 9-11 GI Bill (Veteran)

VA Form 22-1990

Certificate of Eligibility (issued less than 12 months prior to certification) To get an updated Certificate of Eligibility; please call the VA at 1-888-442-4551.

VA 22-1995

Change of Program or Place of Training, when transferring from another college, print out w/confirmation number. Your NEW SCHOOL: Texas A&M University Kingsville, 700 University Blvd Kingsville, TX 78363

DD-214  Member 4 Copy

Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty

Official military transcript

Joint Services Transcript (JST)

Copy of Degree Plan signed by the advisor

Annually

Student Detailed Class Schedule

Submitted EVERY SEMESTER for Fall, Spring and for Summer

Certification Request Form

Submitted EVERY SEMESTER for Fall, Spring and for Summer 

Request for Parent Letter

If attending classes at another college to be used towards Degree Plan on file, a parent letter is required along with a copy of schedule from other school.

All ORIGINAL documents with ORIGINAL signatures must be presented in person or mailed to:
Veterans Affairs Office
MSC 115, 700 University Blvd
Kingsville, TX 78363

***Faxes, emails, or any other form of communication will not be accepted.

 

Chapter 33 Post 9-11 GI Bill (Dependent)

VA Form 22-1990E

Certificate of Eligibility (issued less than 12 months prior to certification) To get an updated Certificate of Eligibility; please call the VA at 1-888-442-4551

Copy of Degree Plan signed by the advisor

Annually

DD-214  Member 4 Copy

Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty

Certification Request Form

Submitted EVERY SEMESTER for Fall, Spring and for Summer 

Student Detailed Class Schedule

Submitted EVERY SEMESTER for Fall, Spring and for Summer

Request for Parent Letter

If attending classes at another college to be used towards Degree Plan on file, a parent letter is required along with a copy of schedule from other school

All ORIGINAL documents with ORIGINAL signatures must be presented in person or mailed to:
Veterans Affairs Office
MSC 115, 700 University Blvd
Kingsville, TX 78363

***Faxes, emails, or any other form of communication will not be accepted.

 

Chapter 30 Montgomery GI-Bill

VA Form 22-1990

Certificate of Eligibility (issued less than 12 months prior to certification) To get an updated Certificate of Eligibility;please call the VA at 1-888-442-4551

VA 22-1995

Change of Program or Place of Training, when transferring from another college, print out w/confirmation number. Your NEW SCHOOL: Texas A&M University Kingsville, 700 University Blvd Kingsville, TX 78363

DD 214  Member 4 Copy

Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty

Official military transcript

Joint Services Transcript (JST)

Copy of Degree Plan signed by the advisor

Annually

Student Detailed Class Schedule

Submitted EVERY SEMESTER for Fall, Spring and for Summer

Certification Request Form

Submitted EVERY SEMESTER for Fall, Spring and for Summer

Request for Parent Letter

If attending classes at another college to be used towards the degree plan on file, a parent letter is required.

All ORIGINAL documents with ORIGINAL signatures must be presented in person or mailed to:
Veterans Affairs Office
MSC 115, 700 University Blvd
Kingsville, TX 78363

***Faxes, emails, or any other form of communication will not be accepted.

 

Chapter 1606/1607 Reservist or Army National Guardsman

VA Form 22-1990

Certificate of Eligibility (issued less than 12 months prior to certification) To get an updated Certificate of Eligibility; please call the VA at 1-888-442-4551

VA 22-1995

Change of Program or Place of Training, when transferring from another college, print out w/confirmation number. Your NEW SCHOOL: Texas A&M University Kingsville, 700 University Blvd Kingsville, TX 78363

DD 214  Member 4 Copy

Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty

Official military transcript

Joint Services Transcript (JST)

Copy of Degree Plan signed by the advisor

Annually

Certification Request Form

Submitted EVERY SEMESTER for Fall, Spring and for Summer

Student Detailed Class Schedule

Submitted EVERY SEMESTER for Fall, Spring and for Summer

Request for Parent Letter

If attending classes at another college to be used towards the degree plan on file, a parent letter is required.

All ORIGINAL documents with ORIGINAL signatures must be presented in person or mailed to:
Veterans Affairs Office
MSC 115, 700 University Blvd
Kingsville, TX 78363

***Faxes, emails, or any other form of communication will not be accepted.

 

Chapter 35 Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance

VA Form 22-5490

Certificate of Eligibility (issued less than 12 months prior to certification) To get an updated Certificate of Eligibility; please call the VA at 1-888-442-4551

VA 22-1995

Change of Program or Place of Training, when transferring from another college, print out w/confirmation number. Your NEW SCHOOL: Texas A&M University Kingsville, 700 University Blvd Kingsville, TX 78363

DD 214  Member 4 Copy

Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty

Copy of Degree Plan signed by the advisor

Annually

Certification Request Form

Submitted EVERY SEMESTER for Fall, Spring and for Summer

Student Detailed Class Schedule

Submitted EVERY SEMESTER for Fall, Spring and for Summer

Request for Parent Letter

If attending classes at another college to be used towards Degree Plan on file, a parent letter is required along with a copy of schedule from other school

All ORIGINAL documents with ORIGINAL signatures must be presented in person or mailed to:
Veterans Affairs Office
MSC 115, 700 University Blvd
Kingsville, TX 78363

***Faxes, emails, or any other form of communication will not be accepted.

 

Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation

VA Form 28-1905

Certificate of Eligibility (issued less than 12 months prior to certification) To get an updated Certificate of Eligibility; please call the VA at 1-888-442-4551

DD 214  Member 4 Copy

Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty

Official military transcript

Joint Services Transcript (JST)

Copy of Degree Plan signed by the advisor

Annually

Certification Request Form

Submitted EVERY SEMESTER for Fall, Spring and for Summer

Student Detailed Class Schedule

Submitted EVERY SEMESTER for Fall, Spring and for Summer

All ORIGINAL documents with ORIGINAL signatures must be presented in person or mailed to:
Veterans Affairs Office
MSC 115, 700 University Blvd
Kingsville, TX 78363

***Faxes, emails, or any other form of communication will not be accepted.

 

Hazlewood Exemption

Hazlewood Application(New) or

Hazlewood Continued Enrollment Application

Hazlewood Exemption application Packet(New)

or

Hazlewood Exemption application for Continuing Students

Register for Hazlewood Hours online

Registration is only required once. The VA Certification office can access your account and verify hours that you have used to date. Submit receipt to VAO

Copy of Degree Plan signed by Advisor

Annually

DD 214  Member 4 Copy

Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty

Letter from VA Regional Office

Letter from VA Regional Office verifying termination of eligibility of Educational Benefits. May be requested by calling VA Administration Regional Office at 1-888-442-4551

Certification Request Form

Submitted EVERY SEMESTER for Fall, Spring and for Summer

Student Detailed Class Schedule

Submitted EVERY SEMESTER for Fall, Spring and for Summer

All ORIGINAL documents with ORIGINAL signatures must be presented in person or mailed to:
Veterans Affairs Office
MSC 115, 700 University Blvd
Kingsville, TX 78363

***Faxes, emails, or any other form of communication will not be accepted.

 

Hazlewood Legacy Program

Hazlewood Application(New) or

Hazlewood Continued Enrollment Application

Hazlewood Exemption application Packet(New)

or

Hazlewood Exemption application for Continuing Students

Register for Hazlewood Hours online

Registration is only required once. The VA Certification office can access your account and verify hours that you have used to date. Veteran and Dependent Must Register Separately and submit both receipts

Copy of Degree Plan signed by Advisor

Annually

DD 214  Member 4 Copy

Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty

Birth certificate of child who has received transferred hours

Once

Letter from VA Regional Office

Letter from VA Regional Office verifying termination of eligibility of Educational Benefits. May be requested by calling VA Administration Regional Office at 1-888-442-4551

Certification Request Form

Submitted EVERY SEMESTER for Fall, Spring and for Summer

Student Detailed Class Schedule

Submitted EVERY SEMESTER for Fall, Spring and for Summer

All ORIGINAL documents with ORIGINAL signatures must be presented in person or mailed to:
Veterans Affairs Office
MSC 115, 700 University Blvd
Kingsville, TX 78363

***Faxes, emails, or any other form of communication will not be accepted.

 

Contact information:

In Person: VA Office, Javelina Enrollment Services Center, Room 133, Student Union Building

Phone: 361.593.4421

Fax: 361.593.2432