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VA Education Benefits


Students who are eligible to receive education benefits from the Veterans Affairs (VA) Administration must provide their certificate of eligibility form to ETBU's Registrar’s Office.  To receive benefits from the various VA programs, (i.e. Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35), students must be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) towards a degree.

The Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas benefit that provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas.

While VA benefits do not impact eligibility for Federal Title IV aid, the ETBU Financial Aid Office will determine eligibility for institutional aid based on the percentage of tuition and fees covered by the VA benefits.  In some cases, VA recipients may not be eligible for specific scholarships or grants at ETBU.

Since aid may be awarded prior to VA benefits being approved, the aid package will be adjusted when the Financial Aid Office is notified of the VA benefits.  The combination of VA benefits (Post 9/11, or Chapter 33, or Chapter 31) and ETBU scholarships may not exceed the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and meals (if living on-campus).

Any questions in regards to VA Education Benefits can be directed to ETBU's Registrar’s Office.