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Welcome Veterans to UT Permian Basin
We understand and appreciate all that you have done for our country. We are here to assist you with all your educational goals.  We ask that you submit all paper work and documents in a timely manner so that we can help obtain your educational benefits in the most efficient way possible. You may contact us via telephone number 432-552-2635 or email: registrar@utpb.edu. We are located on the first floor of the Mesa Building, MB 1231, within the Office of the Registrar.
 Veterans dependents or spouses may obtain more information about the many programs that the Veterans administration has available to Veteran students at
 
If you need to apply for any of the Veterans education benefits please do so at:
 
 
Chapter 33 ( or Post 9/11 ):
New students:
If you are attending the University for the first time please submit to our Veterans' School Certifying Official the following
  • A completed New VA Student Form , please download the following form :  New VA Student
  • Please submit  a copy of your DD-214  member 4 copy   ( not applicable to dependent student)
  • Please  have a copy of your military transcript sent directly to UT Permian Basin
  • Please submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility letter  ( this will show your entitlement awarded to you.)
Note that some forms are to be completed after you have enrolled for your courses.
Transfer student:
If you are transferring to UT Permian Basin you will need the following information to help you continue to obtain your benefits:
  • A completed New VA Student Form , please download the following form :  New VA Student
  •  Please submit  a copy of your DD-214  member 4 copy   ( not applicable to dependent student)
  • Please  have a copy of your military transcript sent directly to UT Permian Basin
  • Please submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility letter  ( this will show your entitlement awarded to you.)
  • Please fill out a VA form 22-1995 change of place of training/program form : VA 22-1995
Note that some forms are to be completed after you have enrolled for your courses.
 
Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill recipients:
New students:
If you are attending the University for the first time please submit to our Veterans' School Certifying Official the following
  • A completed New VA Student Form , please download the following form :  New VA Student
  • Please submit  a copy of your DD-214  member 4 copy   ( not applicable to dependent student)
  • Please  have a copy of your military transcript sent directly to UT Permian Basin
  • Please submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility letter  ( this will show your entitlement awarded to you.)
Note that some forms are to be completed after you have enrolled for your courses.
Transfer student:
If you are transferring to UT Permian Basin you will need the following information to help you continue to obtain your benefits:
  • A completed New VA Student Form , please download the following form :  New VA Student
  •  Please submit  a copy of your DD-214  member 4 copy   ( not applicable to dependent student)
  • Please  have a copy of your military transcript sent directly to UT Permian Basin
  • Please submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility letter  ( this will show your entitlement awarded to you.)
  • Please fill out a VA form 22-1995 change of place of training/program form : VA 22-1995
Note that some forms are to be completed after you have enrolled for your courses.
Montgomery GI Bill – Active duty 
 
Program provides up to 36 months of full-time education benefits which may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training, and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.
 
If you are interested in this program please apply for education with the Veterans Administration office at     www.ebenefits.va.gov
 
Once you have applied with the VA then you will need to follow these steps to start receiving benefits while attending the University
  • A completed New VA Student Form , please download the following form :  New VA Student  
  • Please submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility letter  ( this will show your entitlement awarded to you.)
 
Note that some forms are to be completed after you have enrolled for your courses
 
 
 
Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve Chapter 1606  
 
The Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve is an education program that provides up to 36 months of education benefits to members of the Selected Reserve. This includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Reserves, as well as the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. It is the first program that doesn't require a person to serve on active duty in the regular Armed Forces to qualify. An eligible reservist may get education benefits while in a program approved for VA training.
 
 If you are interested in this program please apply for education with the Veterans Administration office at     www.ebenefits.va.gov
Once you have applied with the VA then you will need to follow these steps to start receiving benefits while attending the University
  • A completed New VA Student Form , please download the following form :  New VA Student  
  • Please submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility letter  ( this will show your entitlement awarded to you.)
Note that some forms are to be completed after you have enrolled for your courses
 
 
Chapter 35 Spouse and Dependents’ Benefits (DEA)
 Dependents' Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.
Eligibility requirement:
You must be the son, daughter, or spouse of:
·A veteran who died or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability. The disability must arise out of active service in the Armed Forces.
·A veteran who died from any cause while such permanent and total service-connected disability was in existence.
·A service member missing in action or captured in line of duty by a hostile force.
·A service member forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power.
·A service member who is hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment for a service connected permanent and total disability and is likely to be discharged for that disability. This change is effective December 23, 2006.
 
Chapter 35 New students:
If you are attending the University for the first time please submit to our Veterans' School Certifying Official the following
  • A completed New VA Student Form , please download the following form :  New VA Student
  • Please submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility letter  ( this will show your entitlement awarded to you
Note that some forms are to be completed after you have enrolled for your courses.
 
Chapter 35 Transfer student:
If you are transferring to UT Permian Basin you will need the following information to help you continue to obtain your benefits:
  • A completed New VA Student Form , please download the following form :  New VA Student
  • Please submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility letter  ( this will show your entitlement awarded to you
  • Please fill out a VA form 22-5495 change of place of training/program form : VA 22-5495
Note that some forms are to be completed after you have enrolled for your courses.
 
 
 
 Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Vet Success Program
 
 
The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.
Here at UT Permian Basin we work with local Veterans education counselor located in the Abilene, Texas
If you need to find out further information about Chapter 31 benefit please contact Mr. Melvin Rand at 325-677-176, for further details about benefit under this chapter
 
Students who are transferring to UT Permian Basin with these benefits will need to have file transferred to Mr. Rand for your education benefits to continue to be processed.
If you need further details please view more information to the following link 
 
FORMS: 
 
 PIL-  Parent Institutional letter is used for course work for the student that would like to take a course at a different institutional currently while still enrolled at their home campus.  Please note that the "host" VA school certifying official will be process the certification when he or she receives this letter from your home campus.
 
 
New VA Student Form -   All new/ transfer Veterans  will need to fill out this packet for processing their education benefit at this campus.
 
VA_22-1995 - Change of place of training or program, please fill out this form
 
 
VA_Current-  Are the forms we use for all currently attending student for any forthcoming term.
 
 
 
 
 Hazlewood Exemption
The Texas Education Code provides for a waiver for certain veterans as follows:
Wartime veterans of the Spanish-American War through the Persian Gulf War, who were legal residents of Texas at the time they entered military service, and Home of Record is listed as Texas on the DD214, are entitled to a waiver of tuition and some fees at state-supported colleges and universities. This benefit is also available to children of Texas servicemen and women who died or were killed in military service, and to children of Texas military personnel who are shown to be missing in action or prisoners of war.
Eligible veterans may now assign unused hours of exemption eligibility to a child under certain conditions. To be eligible, the child must: be a Texas resident, be the biological child, stepchild, adopted child, or claimed as a dependent in the current or previous tax year, be 25 years or younger on the first day of the semester or term for which the exemption is claimed (unless granted an extension due to a qualifying illness or debilitating condition), and make satisfactory academic progress in a degree or certificate program as determined by the institution. If a child to whom hours have been delegated fails to use all of the assigned hours, a veteran may re-assign the unused hours that are available to another dependent child. Veterans' spouses are not eligible to receive a transfer of unused hours
Also eligible are children of members of the Texas National Guard or the Texas Air National Guard killed since January 1, 1946, while on active duty either in service of Texas or the United States. Any person claiming this benefit must have exhausted all federal educational benefits and be a legal resident of Texas at the time of application
 If you would like further information about this benefit please contact our office of Financial Aid, at 432-552-2620.