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Veteran Student Guide : A List of Veteran Specific Questions and Concerns (PDF, 665 KB)

Certify your classes

  • After you’ve collected your REQUIRED DOCUMENTS and registered for your classes, you are ready to submit an online CERTIFICATION REQUEST. You will be able to upload all required documentation at the end of your request.
  • Visit our Mobile Users page for instructions on submitting your requests directly from your mobile phone!
  • Ensure that your benefits are applied to your bill before payment is due by submitting your certification requests by the  Priority Submission Deadlines
  • Chapter 30, 1607, and 1606 recipients:

After your classes have been certified, you must verify your enrollment with the VA at the end of each month so that you will receive your payment. Be sure that you have verified exact start and end dates for any classes in which you are enrolled that are shorter or extend beyond the regular semester. You can verify enrollment via Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or 1-877-823-2378. If you notice either class dates or credit amounts are incorrect while verifying, please contact our office.

 


 

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Academic Criteria

Registration

For GI Bill® users, the number of credits you take will impact your benefit eligibility, cost of attendance, and student status. For those reasons, contact the Veterans Affairs Office before and after you change your schedule so that you understand how it might affect your benefit status or financial aid eligibility.

There is no minimum or maximum number of hours per semester for Hazlewood.

Attendance

GI Bill® users must attend class and submit assigned work in order to receive benefits. If you are facing challenges in your classes, check out Your Resources to learn about academic and tutoring resources.

GI Bill® users can receive a debt letter from the VA for Failed-Never Attended courses, in which case you are responsible for the repayment of that debt. Instructions for repayment will be included within your debt letter.

Grades

GPA requirements: Hazlewood and Legacy recipients must maintain a specific Texas State GPA minimum EVERY SEMESTER in which they are utilizing Hazlewood (see below). This does not apply to spouse or child of a MIA, KIA, or service connected deceased Veteran..

Undergraduate (First Baccalaureate) ....................... 2.0

Undergraduate (Second Baccalaureate) ................... 2.5

Certification Seeking .............................................. 3.0

Master’s ............................................................... 3.0

Doctoral ............................................................... 3.0

Grades: Not all failing grades are reported to the VA. GI Bill® recipients who receive "N" or "U" grades will be reported to the VA and receive a debt letter for the repayment of the course. We do not report "I" or "F" grades to the VA.

Suspended Status: Any and all students in a suspended status are not eligible for VA benefits. FInd more information on the University's academic probation and suspension policy here, http://advising.txstate.edu/policies/probation-suspension.html

Excessive Hours

Beginning in Fall 1999, students cannot use Hazlewood benefits if they are in excessive hours. A student will be considered in excess hours if on the first day of term, the student has attempted more than 30 hours (45 hours if initially enrolled before Fall 2006) over what is required for their degree program. Find more information regarding excessive hours here, http://advising.txstate.edu/policies/excessive-hours.html

Excessive hours does not apply to dependents of deceased veterans.

Appeals

Any student who does not meet the above criteria will not be eligible to receive the Hazlewood Exemption. Eligibility can be regained upon successful appeal based on mitigating circumstances, or upon completion of a term that raises GPA without the exemption. Contact our office at veteransafffairs@txstate.edu if you are interested in submitting an appeal.