:: Education Benefits: Veterans

Education Benefits for Veterans

University Extension (UEX) welcomes the opportunity to help veterans and their dependants utilize their education benefits.

  • The first step is to contact the Veteran Certification office at UT Austin to determine your eligibility for benefits. Email certification@austin.utexas.edu or call 512-475-7540.
  • If you are eligible and approved to use your benefits for our courses, follow the registration steps that apply to you:
    • You will receive your veteran benefits directly:
      • Please note that you will most likely need to pay yourself first, as the VA doesn’t release benefits until you have started coursework and been certified.
      • When you are ready to register, you will add the course(s) from the UEX website and check out through our online shopping cart. If you do not already have a UT EID, you will be taken through the steps to get one through the registration process.
      • On the payment page, select your payment method (credit card or check) and submit your registration.
    • You are approved for vocational rehab benefits:
      • When you are ready to register, you will add the course(s) from the UEX website and check out through our online shopping cart. If you do not already have a UT EID, you will be taken through the steps to get one during the registration process.
      • On the payment page, select “Military Tuition Assistance” for the payment method and list “vet–voc.rehab” in the text box. Please note that your registration will not be processed until our office has received approval from the VA Certifier at UT Austin. After we receive approval, your registration will be processed. You will be enrolled and notified via email.
  • To begin the certification process after you are enrolled, you should contact the Veteran Certification Office at UT Austin upon completion of your first lesson (online course) or completion of your first class day (classroom, face-to-face course). Email certification@austin.utexas.edu or call 512-475-7540.
  • If you would like to use education benefits for spouses or dependants, please contact the Veteran Certification office at UT Austin to determine your eligibility for benefits. Email certification@austin.utexas.edu or call 512-475-7540.