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Welcome Veterans

We look forward to assisting you in reaching your educational goals. To get started contact Ralph Jimenez (or by phone 432-552-2638) the VA Certifying Official and he will send you a welcome packet and help you get started.

UTPB participates in the following VA Education programs:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill ® (Chapter 33)
  • Montgomery GI Bill ® (Chapter 30)
  • Montgomery GI Bill ® Selective Reserve (Chapter 1606)
  • Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31)
  • Hazlewood Act (Texas Veterans)

Veteran Benefit Links and Forms:

  • PIL: Parent Institution Letter for current UTPB students VA Parent Letter (PIL)
  • VA 1 and VA 2: VA 1 VA 2
  • GI Bill ® Page: Veterans, dependents or spouses may obtain more information about the many programs that the Veterans Administration has available at:
  • VA E Benefits Page: Students wishing to apply for veterans education benefits should visit:
  • Hazlewood Benefits: Hazlewood benefits are handled through the Office of Financial Aid. Please contact them or 432-552-2620 for more information.

Texas Veterans Portal

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government web site at

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