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Welcome to Texas Tech Health Sciences Center's Veterans Affairs Office

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center would like to welcome our veterans. We appreciate your service and sacrifice, and look forward to assisting you in reaching your academic goals.

The Veterans Affairs office is here to assist our students with their VA Educational Benefits, both federal and state. We are here to ensure that all necessary documents are submitted to the Department of Veterans Affairs and to certify students enrollment.

All students must complete the VA Benefit Request Form at the beginning of each semester once they have registered for classes.  This is how you notify our TTUHSC VA that you are registered and wish to use your benefits for the semester. Please note that it is the students responsibility to submit and verify receipt of the form every semester or term. Your enrollment certification will not be submitted or processed without the form. Late certifications will result in delay of benefit payments, so it is vital that your certification request is submitted in a timely manner.

Federal Veterans Education Programs:

  • Ch. 30 - GI Bill - Veterans who served on active duty and contributed $1200
  • Ch. 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation - Veterans with a service-connected disability approved for program by DVA.
  • Ch. 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill - Veterans who served at least 90 days on active duty after September 10, 2001
  • Ch. 32 - VEAP - Veterans who served 1/1/77-6/30/85 and made contributions.
  • Ch. 35 - Survivors and Dependants of 100% permanently disabled or deceased veterans.
  • Ch. 1606 - GI Bill for Reservists and National Guard
  • Ch. 1607 - GI Bill for Reservists and National Guard called to active duty since 9/11/01
  • Hazlewood Act

Chapters 30, 32, 1606 or 1607

1. Veterans who wish to use their VA educational benefits for the first time should apply online at http://www.gibill.va.gov and complete a Form 22-1990, Application for Educational Benefits, to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.

2. If educational benefits have previously been used, complete a Form 22-1995, Change of Program or Place of Training, online at http://www.gibill.va.gov to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.

3. Submit the following documents to the TTUHSC Veterans Affairs Office:

  • Certificate of Eligibility Letter
  • Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)
  • VA Benefit Request Form
  • If veteran-Military Transcript

 

Chapter 31

1. Disabled veterans desiring to further their education under the VA Vocational Rehabilitation Program should contact their assigned Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.

2. Submit the following documents to the TTUHSC Veterans Affairs Office:

If veteran-Military Transcript

Chapter 33

1. Veterans who wish to use their VA educational benefits for the first time should apply online at http://www.gibill.va.gov and complete a Form 22-1990, Application for Educational Benefits, to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.

2. If educational benefits have previously been used, complete a Form 22-1995, Change of Program or Place of Training, online at http://www.givill.va.gov to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.

3. Submit the following documents to the TTUHSC Veterans Affairs Office:

  • Certificate of Eligibility Letter
  • Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)
  • VA Benefit Request Form
  •  If veteran-Military Transcript

Information on Tuition and Fees, Housing, Books and Supplies under Post-9/11 GI Bill Study Abroad Programs is available.For additional information regarding the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other programs, please visit http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/index.html.

Chapter 35

1. Qualified dependents who wish to use their VA educational benefits for the first time should apply online at http://www.gibill.va.gov and complete a Form 22-5490, Application for Suvivors and Dependents' Educational Assistance, to receive a Certificate/Letter of Eligibility.

2. If educational benefits have previously been used, complete a Form 22-1995, Change of Program or Place of Training, online at http://www.givill.va.gov to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.

3. Submit the following documents to the TTUHSC Veterans Affairs Office:

  • Certificate of Eligibility Letter
  • Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)
  • VA Benefit Request Form

Hazlewood

The purpose of the Hazlewood Exemption (Hazlewood Act) is to provide an education benefit to honorably discharged or separated Texas veterans and to eligible dependent children and spouses of Texas veterans. The Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas law. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board oversees the law and supplies the Hazlewood applications, rules and guidance.

If you are the Veteran:

  • Hazlewood Application Form - Please fill out this form to use Hazlewood benefits.
  • Continuous Enrollment Form This form will NOT be used for initial application for the Hazlewood Exemption, but may be used for enrollment of students subsequent to initial enrollment at the school in which the student is currently and consistently enrolled. If a break in enrollment or change of school occurs then the complete Hazlewood Exemption application must becompleted.
  • DD214 (Member 4) - for use in verifying your service-entry status, character of service, length of service, and dates of service. The Member – 1 copy is not permissible copy because it does not contain Block 24, Character of Service in the Special Additional Information section (see sample DD Form 214, pg. 2 for this and all references to the form) which indicates if the veteran's service was honorable as required by statute.
  • Benefits letter from Muskogee, Oklahoma (only if the Veteran served after 09/10/2001)– to verify the value of your CH 33 or CH 31 federal veteran’s education benefits. Obtain a benefits letter from VA Education Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma. 1-888-GI-Bill-1 or 1-888-442-4551 or www.gibill.va.gov
  • Proof of Online Database Registration– All applicants (veteran and dependents) must register online in order to track hours used through the program. Once registered applicants must login and print a verification page for the institution. https://www1.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/hsh/students/
  • Copy of a current bill. The veteran must be a TX resident. 
  • Military Transcript

If you are the dependent:

  • Hazlewood Application Form - Please fill out this form to use Hazlewood benefits.
  • Continuous Enrollment Form This form will NOT be used for initial application for the Hazlewood Exemption, but may be used for enrollment ofstudents subsequent to initial enrollment at the school in which the student is currently and consistently enrolled. If a break in enrollment or change of school occurs then the complete Hazlewood Exemption application must be completed.

  • Veteran's DD214 (Member 4) - for use in verifying service-entry status, character of service, length of service, and dates of service. Member – 1 copy is not permissible copy because it does not contain Block 24, Character of Service in the Special Additional Information section (see sample DD Form 214, pg. 2 for this and all references to the form) which indicates if the veteran's service was honorable as required by statute.
  • Benefits letter from Muskogee, Oklahoma (only if the Veteran served after 09/10/2001)– to verify the value of your CH 33 or CH 31 federal veteran’s education benefits. Obtain a benefits letter from VA Education Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma. 1-888-GI-Bill-1 or 1-888-442-4551 or www.gibill.va.gov
  • Proof of Online Database Registration – All applicants (veteran and dependents) must register online in order to track hours used through the program. Once registered applicants must login and print a verification page for the institution. https://www1.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/hsh/students/
  • If you are the spouse, please provide a copy of your marriage license.
  • If you are the child, please provide a copy of your birth certificate. Child dependent must be under the age of 26 to apply for the Hazlewood Act.
    • Copy of a current bill. The veteran MUST reside in TX for Hazlewood to be used. 

For previous recipients at TTUHSC:

Immediately following registration, please submit the appropriate Hazlewood application, HE-V if you are the veteran or HE-D if you are the dependent.

TTUHSC Veterans Affairs Contact:

William Moody, VA Coordinator

William.Moody@ttuhsc.edu 

806-743-2300

VA Forms

VA Education Benefit Request (This form must be filled out each semester you wish to use your benefits)

Parent Institution Letter

Change of Schedule Form

Hazelwood Exemption: (Hazelwood Exemption Rules)

Application for Veterans who have Never Used the Exemption

Application for Dependants who have Never Used the Exemption

If you require a replacement DD214, you must contact the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) at 1-866-272-6272 (toll-free) or (314)801-0800.

Tuition and fees are submitted to the VA after the 12th day of class.

Quick links:

GI Bill website: www.gibill.va.gov

Hazlewood website: http://www.collegeforalltexans.com/apps/financialaid/tofa2.cfm?ID=500

TTUHSC Registrar: www.ttuhsc.edu/registrar

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