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Veterans Affairs

Welcome to the Office of Veterans Affairs

The Texas State University Office of Veterans Affairs assists veterans and dependents by answering questions concerning veteran educational benefits, certifying enrollments for the Department of Veterans Affairs, processing the Hazlewood benefit, and monitoring our students’ degree plans and academic progress as required for their benefits.



Submission Deadlines

Submissions made after our first deadline are not guaranteed to be processed before the bill is due. You will need to monitor your bill and make other payment arrangements if necessary. Submissions made after Student Business Services (SBS) provides you a bill will not be processed before the bill is due. You will need to make other payment arrangements. Incomplete submissions will be cancelled after the Census date and the student will be required to come into the office to submit a new request for that semester.

Semester Deadline to appear on first bill No submission after this date
Spring 10 Nov Last day of class before Finals
Summer 10 April Last day of class before Finals
Fall 10 Jul Last day of class before Finals


GI Bill® Recipients

  • Open Elective courses will not be paid by the VA, and the student must contact their academic advisor to resolve this or pay out of pocket for those courses.
  • Open Elective courses will not count towards full time status by the VA, which may result in a reduced payment to the student.
  • The GI Bill® and Hazlewood exemption do not pay for dorm fees or meal cards.

Note: All documents must be submitted via our online request system. We will no longer accept documents via email, fax, or mail. If you hand carry it in, we will scan them, email them to you, and give the documents back. You are welcome to use our kiosk to upload them to your request.

If you have any questions, please email us at, or call 512-245-2641. Due to increased activity during the month prior to the start of each new semester, hold times may exceed 30 minutes and email may take a minimum of five working days to respond.


Request Statuses 

Below is a list of each request status and an explanation of what they mean. If you have questions about your status, please refer to the chart before contacting us.

Status Explanation
Submitted by Student You have submitted a request to the Veterans Affairs Office. It will be reviewed in the order it was received.
Reviewed Your documents have been reviewed. They are correct and complete.
In Process Our office is working with Student Business Services to apply your benefits. Monitor your bill.
Certified Your GI benefit request has been sent to the Muskogee Regional Office. Please wait three business days before calling them with questions.
Amending Hours/fees adjustments are being sent to the VBA.
Complete Veterans Affairs Office has completed your request.
Check your Texas State email for more details. Read the email and follow the instructions.