Military Students at UMHB

Getting Started

UMHB has been named both a Military Friendly School and Yellow Ribbon School because we are committed to helping active-duty military, veterans, and their families get the most out of their military benefits as they earn their degrees.

  1. Apply to UMHB
  2. Request to use VA Benefits
  3. Required VA Forms
  4. EBenefits
  5. Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)
  6. Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (Chapter 30)
  7. Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
  8. Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)
  9. Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
  10. Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31)
  11. Contact Information
  1. Apply to UMHB

    At UMHB, we’re passionate about providing an education that prepares you for success in every area of life. It’s what you should expect from a university... it’s what we strive to provide. For information about the process, deadlines, and ways to be admitted, visit Apply now! >>

    **Transfer Information should be directed to:

    Admissions Contact:
    Patrick Muñoz
    pmunoz@umhb.edu
    254-295-4153

  2. Request to use VA Benefits

    Located here is the form needed to begin the process of requesting to use your VA benefits here at UMHB. Tab 3 gives a veteran, active duty, guard, and/or reservist guided information for additional documents needed.

    Certification Process

    Veteran/Active Duty/Guard/Reserve:

    • BE ACCEPTED TO UMHB  - ALL TRANSCRIPTS RECEIVED
    • Request to Use Benefits Form
    • DD-214- unless you are still active duty
    • Military Transcripts Received
    • VA Educational benefit application  –Submission online https://benefits.va.gov/benefits/vonapp.asp
    • 22-1995 Form-IF APPLICABLE (APPLIES TO ALL TRANSFERS)- follow above website to complete online submission
    • Current Copy Of Certificate Of Eligibility (COE) or 28-1905
    • Unofficial degree plan
    • Schedule

    Family Member Requirements:

    • BE ACCEPTED TO UMHB  - ALL TRANSCRIPTS RECEIVED
    • Request to use Benefits form
    • VA Educational benefit application-Submission online  https://benefits.va.gov/benefits/vonapp.asp
    • 22-1995 or 22-5495 FORM – IF APPLICABLE (APPLIES TO ALL TRANSFERS)- follow above website to complete online submission
    • Current Copy Of Certificate Of Eligibility (COE)
    • Unofficial degree plan
    • Schedule

    Note: Hinson-Hazelwood Act - University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is not a public institution and therefore is not eligible for participation in this Texas program. For more information about the Hazelwood Act please visit http://www.tvc.texas.gov/Hazlewood-Act.aspx.

  3. Required VA Forms

    Veteran/Active Duty/Guard/Reserve:

    VA Educational Form- https://benefits.va.gov/benefits/vonapp.asp
     
    DD-214
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    Military Transcript Requests
    Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy: Active Duty, Reserve, and Veteran https://jst.doded.mil/signIn.do
    Air Force (CCAF) http://www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/transcripts.asp

    22-1995 Form (Transfer Student)

     

  4. EBenefits

    This service is available to you the Veteran and your dependents by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense. eBenefits your gateway to benefit information.

    EBenefits! >>

  5. Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)

    Dependents’ Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents or certain veterans. Dependents receive up to 45 months of full-time benefits. Children generally are eligible for benefits between the ages of 18 and 26.
  6. Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (Chapter 30)

    The Montgomery GI Bill is for individuals who have served on Active Duty. Benefits are provided up to 36 months and generally must be used within 10 years of discharge. This bill can be applied for prior to discharge. The monthly benefit paid is based on the length of service, category, and DoD put kickers into your MGIB Fund (if applicable). Monthly W.A.V.E. (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) verification is needed to receive payments.
  7. Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)

    The Post 9/11 GI Bill is for veterans, military, and military family members based upon the service member completing at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service- connected disability after 30 days. This benefit pays in-state tuition and required fees directly to the university.  Non-resident students receiving the Post 9/11 GI Bill may be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program which funds tuition expenses that exceed the in-state tuition and fee rates.
    The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” will bring significant changes to Veterans education benefits over the coming years. Most changes enhance or expand education benefits for Veterans, servicemembers, families, and survivors. View our breakdown of the updated benefits.

    John Fry Scholarship: Public Law 111-32, the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship, amends the Post-9/11 ®GI Bill (chapter 33) to include the children of service members who die in the line of duty after Sept. 10, 2001.

  8. Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)

    The Reserve Educational Assistance Program is a Department of Defense program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the reserve components ordered to active duty in response to a war or a national emergency declared by the President or Congress. These components include Army Reserve, Naval Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Army IRR, Air Force IRR, Navy IRR and Marine Corps IRR. A member ordered to active service while serving in the reserve component remains entitled to benefits under REAP only by continuing to serve in the reserve component. Entitlement under REAP is 36 months. There is a 48-month limitation when combining this benefit with one or more education programs. Monthly wave verification is needed to receive payments.
  9. Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)

    The Selected Reserve includes the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. Reservists may be entitled to receive up to 36 months of education benefits. Benefit entitlement ends 14 years from the date of eligibility for the program, or on the day of separation from the Selected Reserve. One exception to this rule exists if a reservist is mobilized, their eligibility may be extended for the amount of time mobilized PLUS four months. Even if personnel leave the reserves after mobilization, they may have additional eligibility in the Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR). Monthly W.A.V.E (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) verification is required to receive payments.
  10. Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Chapter 31)

    Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) is for veterans who have a service-connected disability. To receive services, a veteran must be found both eligible and entitled. The basic period of eligibility in which VR&E services may be used is 12 years from the date of separation from active military service or 12 years from the date the veteran was first notified by VA of a service-connected disability rating. This benefit pays the school directly for the student’s books, tuition and fees. In addition, the student will receive a subsistence allowance that is paid each month during training and is based on the rate of attendance (full-time or part-time) and the number of dependents. Application Requirements The applicant needs to meet with a VA counselor to apply for Chapter 31 benefits or apply online http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp. Once the VA has determined eligibility, he or she will send authorization to the Veteran Services Office to certify enrollment and set up the benefit with UMHB.
  11. Contact Information

    Enrollment certification questions should be directed to:

    Military Services Coordinator

    military@umhb.edu

    Basilia Flores, Certification Coordinator
    Sanderford Administrative Complex, Room 1301
    UMHB Station Box 8425
    900 College Street
    Belton, TX 76513
    Phone: 254-295-4236
    Fax: 254-295-5052


    Financial Services Contact

    Student Account/ Refund questions should be directed to: Sherry Bower, Financial Services Representative sbower@umhb.edu

    VA Regional Office

    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Regional Office
    125 South Main Street
    Muskogee, OK 74401
    1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551)

    Website:  https://www.vets.gov/

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