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Veterans Benefits

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 MSTC 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 Post-911 GI Bill will only cover the tuition. Fees for housing, food, course materials, etc. are not included. 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. The New GI Bill Benefits Calculator is another helpful tool to estimate the benefits you may be entitled to.

Note: Since the Texas MSTC Program does not receive state funding, Hazlewood Act benefits do not apply. However, students who would have otherwise qualified for the Hazlewood Act may qualify for the Texas Military Waiver. Fees for course materials are not included. Students who receive the Texas Military Waiver AND the Post-9/11 GI Bill will not be eligible for the waiver to the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Page last updated: 12/5/2013