- Veterans Resource Directory
- Veterans Online Application
- Texas Armed Services Scholarship
- Military Scholarships and Grants
- Paralyzed Veterans of America's Vocational Rehabilitation Program
- Wounded Warrior Project's "Warriors to Work"
- Texas Veterans Commission
- Benefits for Texas Veterans
- Texas Veterans Home, Land, & Home Improvement Loans
- National Military Family Association
- Center for Women Veterans
- VA HealtheVet
- Emergency Assistance
- Frequently Asked Questions
Location on Campus: University Center (Bldg. 565) Suite 268
Directions to Veterans Services (VS)
WITHDRAWAL OPTIONS WHEN CALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY
VS FACILITY AND AMENITIES
VS DIRECT SERVICES
VS REFERRAL SERVICES
The University of Houston is an approved training facility for veterans and a Military Friendly institution. Depending on your specific need, two campus offices provide services to veterans. The two offices are Veterans Services (VS) and the Office of Registration and Academic Records. Together, we coordinate the University's veterans’ services to the more than 1,200 veterans, spouses, and dependents attending classes and receiving veterans’ benefits. VS has a wide array of annual and special programs for student-veterans throughout the year.
• State of the art computer lab
• Color/B/W printing, limited printing free of charge
• Copier, limited copies free of charge
• Study Hall
• Wheelchair accessibility
• Peer to peer counseling
• Veterans work-study and job information
• Referrals for counseling in financial, vocational, and academic problems
• Information about changes in legislative regulations that affect veterans
• Information about University procedures and community involvement
• Student Organization: Veterans Collegiate Society (VCS)
• VSO newsletter
• GI Bill/Hazlewood Act
• Federal Veterans’ Benefits
• State Veterans’ Benefits
• County Veterans’ Services
• Veterans’ Organizations
• Academic Advising
• Center for Students With DisABILITIES
• Counseling and Psychological Services
• University Testing Services
• Learning Support Services
• Scholarships and Grants
• Continuing Education Programs
• Post-Deployment Briefing
• Small Business Administration Veterans’ Programs
• Federal Career Opportunities
New student-veterans, the quickest and most efficient way to apply for the educational benefit is to complete the GI Bill application online. However, you may download a copy or pick one up at the VS office located in the University Center, Suite 268. Develop a degree plan with an academic advisor in the Academic Advising Center (first or second-year students) or in the College that services your major (students with completed core curriculum). Complete the Request for Enrollment Certification and Academic Advisor Verification forms. If you apply online, after receiving your Certificate of Eligibility letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, submit the letter, forms, degree plan, and your DD-214 to the veterans section of Registration and Academic Records. If you do not apply online, take your completed application, Request for Enrollment form, Advisor Verification form, degree plan, and DD-214 to Registration and Academic Records. VS does not accept, process, or certify applications.
To prevent disruption in enrollment pending Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition payment, veterans may enter into an Emergency Deferment Plan (90 days).
Complete the Request for Enrollment Certification and Academic Advisor Verification forms each semester to recertify. Submit your paperwork to the veterans section of Registration and Academic Records after the bill for the semester in which you need to be certified appears on your PeopleSoft account. The certifying officials cannot process your claim before then. Also, finalize your class schedule before submitting forms. Adjustments after submission delay disbursement of tuition, fees, and BAH.
Veterans transfer to UH from universities and community colleges across the U.S. If you need direction on the next step in your academic career, UH has a Transfer Advising Program with transfer advisors ready to assist you.
Join the student organization, Veterans Collegiate Society (VCS), and become part of a community of “vets helping vets.” Your role is critical in fulfilling the mission of both VCS and UH, a Carnegie-Designated Tier One Public Research University. Work, study, and play together in an unforgettable college experience! GO COOGS!