You've earned the right to a higher education through your service in the U.S. Armed Forces. But how do you use your GI Bill benefits? Which version is right for you? The Legion can help answer questions about state and/or federal education benefits, who can use them, and how long.

State Education Benefits

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Tuition Waivers for Texas Veterans:
Exemption for payment of tuition and some fees at public colleges and universities. Tuition exemptions from charges for continuing education courses are optional on the part of the institution.
Eligibility: Veterans honorably discharged who served at least 181 days of active duty military service, who were Texas residents at time of entry into service and are current residents for tuition purposes. All Federal educational benefits must be exhausted.

Texas National Guard Tuition Program:
100% tuition reimbursement up to 12 semester hours for a maximum of 10 semesters or 5 academic years. Additionally, 15 educational grants maximum $6,000 annually. Tuition may be used for undergraduate, graduate, vocational, or technical courses.
Eligibility: Army National Guard service member must be enlisted, WO1-CW3, or 2nd Lt.-Capt.

Texas Veterans Commission
P.O. Box 12277
Austin, TX 78711-2277
Phone: 512-463-3168 / Toll Free: 877-898-3833
Fax: 512-463-3932