Resources for MBA Applicants
Below are various resources and information for veterans and active military applying to Texas McCombs.
MBA Veteran Benefits
If you have questions about your eligibility as it relates to The University of Texas at Austin, please contact Veteran and Military Affiliated Services for assistance.
Post-9/11 GI Bill
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing 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.
As of August 2011, the GI Bill will pay all public school in-state tuition and fees, including graduate programs. As part of a public university, The University of Texas at Austin, the Texas Full-Time MBA Program is one of the few top-ranked MBA programs that allow you to take advantage of this opportunity for significant financial support. Benefits may include up to 100% of in-state tuition and fees, a monthly living allowance, and an annual books stipend of up to $1,000 per 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 GI Bill Comparison Tool is another helpful tool to estimate the benefits you may be entitled to. When you are ready to have your benefits certified by the university, please submit your documents to the Office of the Registrar.
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.
Documents can be submitted to the Registrar's Office through Hazlewood@austin.utexas.edu.
Application Fee Waiver
Candidates who are currently serving, or have served, in any of the five branches of the U.S. military may request a waiver of the application fee. Applicants need to identify themselves as a veteran or current U.S. military service member in the Military Information section of the application and submit the application in order for the waiver to be processed. Further details regarding the application fee waiver process can be found in the instructions within the application.
UT Student Veteran Association
The University of Texas at Austin’s Student Veteran Association (UT SVA) is an officially recognized student organization sponsored by the Dean of Students’ Student Veteran Services. We are dedicated to serving the veteran community at the university.
The SVA hosts a variety of events throughout the year, which include, but are not limited to:
- Campus crawl (Biannually)
- Veterans Day football game tailgate (Annually)
- End-of-semester celebration (Biannually)
- Social happy hours (Biweekly)
Additionally, the SVA offers many programs that promote academic and professional success. Weekly study group sessions, tutoring, and resource guidance help the student veteran community meet the academic rigors of The University of Texas at Austin.
Professionally, the SVA hosts guest speakers, veteran-specific recruiting events, and networking opportunities.
Experience the Community
Texas Veterans in Business is the primary student organization for military MBAs.
TViB draws parallels between military principles and skills to be successful in business.
The organization is also a great way to get connected with other military MBAs and participate in community events.
Follow TViB on Instagram to learn about upcoming events and student life.
Connect with TViB
Reach out to Texas Veterans in Business if you have any questions.
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