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CMAS staff are working remotely for the time being. Although we are not available for walk-ins, we are still responding to emails. GI Bill® and Hazlewood questions can be sent to vacertification@utsa.edu. All other military affiliated questions can be sent to veterans@utsa.edu. You may submit your GI Bill® and Hazlewood continuing enrollment certification requests via the document uploader. GI Bill® checklists and the certification request form are on our website here. The Hazlewood checklist and applications for new or returning students can be found here.
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The VA Certification Office is experiencing unusually long wait times in person and on the phone due to peak processing times. We appreciate your patience as you wait for assistance.

New VA Drop and Withdrawal Policy


Beginning November 15, 2015, the VA will require students using the Post-9/11 GI Bill to provide mitigating circumstances when they withdraw from or drop a course after the drop/add period and receive a non-punitive grade. Acceptable mitigating circumstances must be provided in order to pay benefits for the period of attendance prior to the drop date. If they are not provided and accepted, any benefits paid from the beginning date of the term will be considered an overpayment, and a debt may be established.

For additional information on the new policy, please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website.

PLEASE NOTE:
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT EMAILED BENEFIT CERTIFICATION DOCUMENTS. Please use the Document Uploader

Certification Office

The UTSA Veterans Certification Office proudly serves over 1800 service members, veterans and their families. Our mission is to serve our students in the most effective and efficient way possible so they may achieve their educational goals. We welcome you and thank you for your service and your support of our current and former service members.

What we do for you in the Veterans Certification Office:

  • Ensure eligible UTSA students receive their Federal educational benefits
  • Send Certification of Enrollment to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on behalf of the student
  • Act as a liaison for the UTSA Student Veteran Association (SVA) on campus

Veterans Certifying Officials on the main campus can assist you with requests to receive GI Bill Educational Benefits.

For questions about utilizing Tuition Assistance, please contact thirdparty@utsa.edu.

Certifying Officials work for UTSA — not the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

UTSA certifies more Veterans & their family members utilizing their educational benefits than any other University in the State of Texas.

VetSuccess on Campus

The VetSuccess on Campus program (view flyer--PDF) is a collaborative effort between The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with the purpose of providing a supportive on-campus environment for student veterans. VA has placed two full-time Vocational Counselors on the UTSA Campus to assist Veterans, active duty military and their eligible family members who attend or plan to attend UTSA.

Support Roadrunners Who Served

The war doesn’t always end when the servicemember leaves the battlefield. The transition from military to civilian is never easy and affects each person differently. In addition to the difficult transition, many student veterans have obligations beyond those of a traditional college student. 100% of your donation goes to UTSA student veterans with emergent needs including housing, food, emergency vehicle repairs, and assistance with utilities. Help support those Roadrunner who served.

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