The Office of Veterans Affairs at Texas State University assists veterans in pursuing their educational, professional, or vocational objectives. We are available to answer questions concerning veteran educational benefits, certify enrollments for the Department of Veterans Affairs and monitor student’s degree plans and academic progress.
Although our office works to ensure that Department of Veterans Affairs’ regulations are satisfied, we are a division of the Texas State University’s Office of the University Registrar. We have no authority to make judgments regarding benefit status. Only the Department of Veteran Affairs may determine the eligibility of individuals for veteran educational benefits and to approve payment of benefits.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Office of Veterans Affairs will be closed on the following holidays:
|January||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day|
|July||July 4th Independence Day|
Phone: (512) 245-2641
Principles of Excellence
On April 27, 2012, President Obama signed Executive Order 13607; establishing the Principles of Excellence for educational institutions service members, veterans, spouses, and other family members. Texas State University fully complies with the seven principles and is dedicated to helping our veteran and non-veteran students succeed!
Educational institutions participating in the Principles of Excellence program agree to the following guidelines:
- Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
- Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
- End fraudulent and aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
- Accommodate service members and reservists absent due to service requirements.
- Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
- Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
- Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
The 8 Keys
The "8 Keys to Veterans' Success" are steps that postsecondary institutions can take to assist Veterans and Service members in transitioning to higher education, completing their college programs, and obtaining career-ready skills.
- Create a culture of trust and connectedness across the campus community to promote well-being and success for veterans.
- Ensure consistent and sustained support from campus leadership.
- Implement an early alert system to ensure all veterans receive academic, career, and financial advice before challenges become overwhelming.
- Coordinate and centralize campus efforts for all veterans, together with the creation of a designated space for them (even if limited in size).
- Collaborate with local communities and organizations, including government agencies, to align and coordinate various services for veterans.
- Utilize a uniform set of data tools to collect and track information on veterans, including demographics, retention, and degree completion.
- Provide comprehensive professional development for faculty and staff on issues and challenges unique to veterans.
- Develop systems that ensure sustainability of effective practices for veterans.