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Where do I Start?                                                          
First, contact a VA counselor at 1-888-442-4551 to discuss your education benefits. Next fill out the online GI Bill application

Once the Department of Veteran Affairs processes your GI Bill application they will mail you a “Certification of Eligibility” letter. You will need to turn in a copy of this letter to the TWU Veterans Program. Fax to (940) 898 3053 attn: Alejandro Alvarado, VA Representative

You will also need to submit the TWU “Veteran Intent to Register Form” at the beginning of each semester before your benefits will be certified to the VA.

For more information contact the Registrar's Office at 940-898-3036 or via email at registrar@twu.edu

Am I eligible for educational benefits?
The VA has the ultimate authority in determining your eligibility for VA Educational benefits. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact a VA counselor at 1-888-442-4551.

I am a transfer student. What do I need to do?
Veteran Transfer Students
If you are a veteran transfer student you will need to fill out the online change of program/training form VA 22-1995. The online 22-1995 form is available at the GI Bill website.

Be sure to print out the confirmation page once you have completed the online application. TWU’s Veterans program will need a copy for your file.

Dependant Transfer Students

If you are a dependant transfer student you will need to fill out the online change of program/training form VA 22-5495. The online 22-5495 form is available at the GI Bill website.

Be sure to print out the confirmation page once you have completed the online application. TWU’s Veterans program will need a copy for your file.

All GI Bill recipients will need to submit the TWU “Veteran Intent to Register Form” at the beginning of each semester before your benefits will be certified to the VA.

Will I need additional documents other than the application?
Generally the only documents needed are the “Certification of Eligibility” letter, the TWU “Veterans Intent to Register Form” your DD214-Military discharge form and military transcript.

Reservists will need the NOBE form (Notice of Basic Eligibility) and the TWU “Veterans Intent to Register Form”.

When will I receive my assistance deposit or check?
It will take the VA approximately six to eight weeks, from the first day of class, to process your application and certify your enrollment. If your application is incomplete or additional documents are required your first assistance check will be delayed.

Do Veterans have the same payment deadlines as the student body?
Yes! GI Bill recipients have the same payment deadlines and responsibilities as the remaining student body! All VA students are responsible for tuition, fees, and books. You should be prepared to pay out of pocket expenses at the beginning of each term, since it will take the VA approximately eight weeks to pay out your educational claim.

Should I apply for Financial Aid?
Yes! The GI Bill does not always cover the cost of a college semester. We recommend all VA students to apply for financial aid to cover tuition cost while the VA is processing your educational claim.

For more information contact TWU’s Financial Aid Department at (940) 898- 3064

Why does TWU’s Veterans Program need a copy of my degree plan?
VA regulations require that students receiving VA educational benefits select a degree and make satisfactory progress toward the completion of that degree. All VA education benefits recipients must submit a degree plan to the TWU Veterans Program within TWO academic terms, (summer terms are collectively considered one term). VA educational benefits will not be awarded after two terms unless your current degree plan is on file.

Can I receive credit for military experience?
It may be possible to receive college credit for your military training. All transfer credit evaluations are done by the Office of Admissions Processing. In order to have your military experience evaluated you will need to present a copy of your DD214 and an ACE military transcript.

For more information contact the Office of Admissions Processing at (940) 898- 3076.

I am enrolled at two universities at the same time. What do I need to do?
If you are enrolled at two or more schools in the same semester, you may apply as a concurrent student and receive benefits for the total combined hours enrolled. If TWU is your parent institution we must have a copy of your paid tuition and fee receipt with the listing of the courses you are enrolled in at the supplemental school. Once received by the TWU Veterans Program, we will prepare a Parent Institution Letter stating which courses will transfer and apply toward your degree plan at TWU.

I want to change my degree and/or major. What do I need to do?
To change you major, you must submit a singed Approval for Change of Undergraduate Program to the Registrar’s Office. You are required to submit your new degree plan to TWU’s Veterans Program and fill out the VA form for Change of Program/Training. Veterans: VA form 22-1995, Dependants: VA form 22-5495

Does TWU offer VA work-study?
Yes, TWU currently offers one VA Work-study position. For more information visit the TWU VA Work-study webpage.

What is Active Duty Tuition Assistance?
Students who are currently on active duty can receive additional tuition assistance directly from their military branch of service. You will need to contact your base’s ESO (Education Services Officer) for more information.

Can I receive tutoring?
Yes. Tutorial assistance is available if you are receiving VA educational assistance at the half-time or higher rate and have a deficiency in a subject that makes tutoring necessary. You can be reimbursed up to $100 per month, up to a lifetime maximum of $1200. Please review the GI Bill Tutoring Checklist for more information.

How much money will I receive from the GI Bill benefits?
The GI Bill pay-rates are determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs.

How long do I have to claim past semesters?
The TWU Veterans Program can process certifications for past semesters up to one year.

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