Educational Benefits for Veterans

Post-9/11 GI Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides robust educational benefits to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Effective August 2011, the Post 9/11 GI Bill covers a large part of the cost for the Texas Evening MBA Program – but not all. We will be offering additional assistance in the form of a waiver to the Post-9/11 GI Bill to offset some of the costs above the amount provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Currently, a veteran who qualifies for 100% eligibility may receive a waiver to cover the remaining cost of their respective program. Those who qualify at less than 100% eligibility may be given a waiver to cover a portion of their remaining bill. The programs reserve the right to revise the waiver program at the beginning of each academic year.

If you are a veteran we encourage you to visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Post-9/11 GI Bill website for more information and to determine your eligibility. Texas MBA staff will work with you to ensure you are getting the proper assistance under this new policy.

Hazlewood Act

The Hazlewood Act provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition and fee exemptions at state supported colleges or universities. For more information and to determine if you are eligible to receive support through the Hazlewood Act, visit the Hazlewood Act website or contact the Office of the Registrar, Enrollment and Veteran Certification at 512-475-7540.

Note: For those who qualify for both Post-9/11 and Hazlewood benefits, please note that after federal benefits are applied (Post-9/11), the state benefits are applied (Hazlewood). Depending on eligibility, Hazlewood may not cover additional costs which were not covered by Post-9/11 benefits.

Page last updated: 3/25/2016