VA Educational Benefits

Virtual Front Counter

Meet one-on-one with a School Certifying Official (SCO) virtually Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., no appointment necessary! 

Step 1. Click the "Speak with an SCO" Button

Speak with an SCO

Step 2. Wait For the Next Available SCO

You will be taken to the Zoom "waiting room" to wait for the next available advisor to meet with you one-on-one. Do not close the window or leave waiting room or you will be disconnected and you'll lose your place in line. Please have your questions and student ID number (if known) ready.

Step 3. Speak with an SCO

An SCO will pull you into a meeting room, you do not need to do anything.

Follow the steps below to start your educational benefits.

Apply to the UIW academic program of your choice:

Main Campus Admissions or Extended Academic Programs: School of Professional Studies.

Determine your eligibility and benefit type with the Department of Veterans Affairs

Apply online at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website or by calling 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).

Ensure all required documents for your benefit type are submitted to the UIW Military and Veteran Center. Drop offs or via e-mail (veterans@uiwtx.edu) are welcome.

Necessary Documents for Veterans
For Veterans Chapter 33 Chapter 31 Chapter 30 Chapter 1606
Certificate of Eligibility (COE) (<6 months old)
Vets.gov Statement of Education Benefits, or E-benefits Statement of Education Benefits
X   X X
VBA-22-1995-ARE - Change of Program
(Required if benefit used at another school. Please submit confirmation page and number to veterans@uiwtx.edu)
As Needed   As Needed As Needed
PO Authorization (Received from Voc Rehab Counselor)   X    
Military Transcripts X X X X
Veterans Certification Form
(Completed online via Cardinal Apps every semester)
X X X X

 

Necessary Documents for Spouses and Dependents
For Spouses and Dependents Chapter 33 Chapter 35 Fry Scholarship
Certificate of Eligibility (COE) (<6 months old)
Vets.gov Statement of Education Benefits, or E-benefits Statement of Education Benefits
X
DD-214 Member 4/2     

22-1995 - Change of Program
(Required if benefit used at another school. Please submit confirmation page and number to veterans@uiwtx.edu)

As Needed     

22-5495 - Change of Program
(Required if benefit used at another school. Please submit confirmation page and number to veterans@uiwtx.edu)

  As Needed  As Needed  
Veterans Certification Form
(Completed online via Cardinal Apps every semester) 
X X

Please view the following document that discloses information on estimated costs, financial aid options, VA Benefits Coverage, and our Graduation reates:

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