Paying for College

Adopted Students Formerly under the Conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) & Current or Former Foster Care Students under the Conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS)

 

On behalf of the UT Health San Antonio, we thank you for choosing our institution as the place to further your education. We value you as student and would like to offer resources to help with your new educational journey.

Tuition and Fee Exemption: although it does not cover health insurance, this program exempts payment of tuition and fees. Students must submit a copy of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services letter validating their eligibility to Veteran Services and Financial Aid (VSFA). Males must also provide proof of Selective Service Registration which can be retrieved from www.sss.gov.

Campus Resources

  • Apply to our Programs-Find information on specific programs, degrees and certificates, deadlines and required documents.
  • Student Counseling – Services provided include personal counseling, academic difficulties testing, career issues, medication consultation and more. After-Hour Crisis Intervention available
  • Student Financial Services – Apply for federal/state student aid, submit your UT Health San Antonio Scholarship application, federal work study opportunities and federal loan in-school deferments.
  • Student Life – Get involved in a variety of organizations and events.  We offer mock interviews, resume reviews and post some job announcements for our students.
  • University Registrar. Services provided include, degree audits, web registration, transcript evaluations and maintaining student records.
  • Student Health & Wellness Center– Provides health care services to students, employees and families of the UT System.

External Resources

2016 – 2017 New Work Study Job Postings Coming Soon

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2019-2020 Tuition and Fee Schedules

These tables can help you determine your actual, direct costs to attend the program of your choice.  Small variations may occur due to course-specific fees so please use this as an estimate only.

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2019-2020 Work Study Employment Forms

Students hired to participate in the College Work-Study Program must attend a short Orientation Session prior to receiving clearance to begin working. Sessions are currently offered once per week and last 20-25 minutes. You must bring the hire documents to this session.  Once hired, you will receive an email from the Student Center with the most recent schedule.

Currently, sessions are held in the Financial Aid office located in the Medical School Building-Room 318.L

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  • Along with the forms, you will need to bring either:  an unexpired US Passport OR an unexpired Driver License along with your signed Social Security card. This is a requirement for the I-9 form.
  • If you would like Direct Deposit for your paycheck, please bring a voided check to attach to the form.

Please do not hesitate to call our office at 210-567-2635 if you have any questions.

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This is the new I9 form.  Please fill out and print the 1st page only and sign/date.  This form needs to be accompanied by your identification documents described above. You will have to hand write your social security number.

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If you do not turn in one of these forms, your check will be sent to the Financial Aid office.  Our office will email you to pick it up when it is received.

Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill – Selective Reserve (MGIB-SR)

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Chapter 1606 is an educational program for members who are actively participating in the Selected Reserve, to include the:

  • Army Reserve; Army National Guard
  • Naval Reserve
  • Air Force Reserve; Air National Guard
  • Marine Corps Reserve
  • Coast Guard Reserve

Basic eligibility for Chapter 1606 – Selective Reserve requires:

  • A 6-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve
  • Completion of Initial Active Duty for Training (IADT)
  • Satisfactory participation in required Selected Reserve training
  • Completion of High School or GED

The Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security (Coast Guard) determine who’s eligible for Chapter 1606.

Entitlement:  Generally provides up to 36 months of education benefits                                                                               Delimiting Date:  Generally 14 years from beginning date of eligibility, or on the day student leaves the Selected Reserve

Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill – Selective Reserve (MGIB-SR) Benefits:

  • Students receiving Chapter 1606 benefits are paid a monthly stipend based on their enrollment status.
  • Students receiving CH 1606 must verify their enrollment monthly by logging in to:  Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) –  or they can call 1-877-823-2378.

For up to date information about CH 1606, visit the Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)website 

 

Chapter 1607 – Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)

Chapter 1607 is an educational program for active members of the Selected Reserve who generally are:

  • Called or ordered to active duty in support of a contingency operation or a national emergency declared by the President or Congress; for at least 90 consecutive daysFreedom!

The Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security determine who’s eligible for Chapter 1607.

Entitlement:  Generally provides up to 36 months of education benefits

Delimiting Date:  Generally 10 years from separation date if separated after completing service contract and discharge isn’t dishonorable

Chapter 1607 – Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP) Benefits:

  • Students receiving Chapter 1607 benefits are paid a monthly stipend based on their enrollment status.
  • Students receiving CH 1607 must verify their enrollment monthly by logging in to:  Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) or they can call 1-877-823-2378.

For additional information about CH 1607, visit the Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP) website

 

CHAPTER 30 – Montgomery GI BILL (MGIB)

Chapter 30 has four eligibility categories but generally, the benefits apply to:

  • Veterans who first entered active duty service after June 30, 1985
  • Veterans who had their pay reduced $100 a month for 12 months
  • Veterans who received an honorable discharge (this is the only status eligible)
  • Veterans have a High School Diploma or GED

Officers who obtained their commission after December 31, 1976, through a military academy, or through a ROTC scholarship program are not eligible.

Entitlement:  Generally provides up to 36 months of education benefits

Delimiting Date:  Generally 10 years after release from active duty

Chapter 30 – Benefits:

  • Veterans using CH30 receive a monthly stipend based on their type of training taken, length of service, eligible category and enrollment status (i.e. full time, half time, etc.)
  • Students receiving CH 30 must verify their enrollment monthly by logging in to:  Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE)  or by calling 1-877-823-2378

For up to date information about CH 30, click here.

CHAPTER 31 – VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

MP900305933CH 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) benefits are paid to veterans if he or she generally:

  • Has received, or will receive, a discharge that is other than dishonorable
  • Has a service-connected disability rating of at least 10%, or a memorandum rating of 20% or more from the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
  • Applies for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess services

The basic period of eligibility in which VR&E’s services may be used is 12 years from the latter of:

  • The date of separation from active military service, or
  • The date the veteran was first notified by VA of a service-connected disability rating

Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation – VA Application Process:

A veteran who is eligible for an evaluation under Chapter 31 must:

  • Apply for services and receive an appointment with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC)
  • The VRC will work with the veteran to determine if an employment handicap exists as a result of his or her service connected disability
  • If an employment handicap is established and the veteran is found to be entitled to services, the VRC and the veteran will continue counseling to select a track of services and jointly develop a plan to address the veteran’s rehabilitation and employment needs.
  • The VRC and the veteran will work together to implement the plan to assist the veteran to achieve their employment and/or independent living goals
  • Upon VA Enrollment Certification, the Bursar’s Office will apply a Third Party Payment to the student’s account in anticipation of VA’s Tuition and Fees Payment. This will eliminate the need of a Tuition Emergency Loan.  If the VA does not send the anticipated payment and we are unable to resolve the situation for the student, the student will become responsible for the balance.

For additional information about VR&E contact the Regional Office in the state of the veteran.
The closest Regional Office to UTHSCSA is:
Frank Tejeda
VA Outpatient Clinic
5788 Eckhert Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240.
Contact Phone # (210) 699-5022.

Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits:

  • Veterans using this benefit have their tuition, mandatory fees, books and supplies paid, for a period of time determined by a VA counselor
  • The veteran also receives a monthly stipend based on their enrollment status
  • Veterans receiving CH 31 are not required to verify their attendance with the VA

For up to date information about CH 31, visit the Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service GI BILL website.

CHAPTER 33- Post 9/11 GI Bill®

CH 33 – Post 9/11 provides financial support for education and housing to individuals who generally:

  • Served a minimum of 90 days on active duty after September 10, 2001

In order to retain eligibility, after meeting the service requirements, an individual must:MB900422243[1]

  • Be honorably discharged from the Armed Forces; or
  • Be released from Armed Forces with service characterized as honorable and placed on the retired list, temporary disability retired list, or transferred to the Fleet Reserve or the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve; or
  • Be released from Armed Forces with service characterized as honorable for further service in a reserve component

Entitlement:  Generally provides up to 36 months of education benefits

Don’t know how to transfer benefits to a Dependent? Click Here

Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill® Benefits:

Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition and fees payment is paid directly to the school on behalf of the student when the school’s enrollment certification is processed (tuition and fees payment is prorated by the student’s eligibility percentage)

Payment Applied

  • Upon VA Enrollment Certification, the Bursar’s Office will apply a Third Party Payment to the student’s account in anticipation of VA’s Tuition and Fees Payment. This will eliminate the need of a Tuition Emergency Loan.  If the VA does not send the anticipated payment and we are unable to resolve the situation for the student, the student will become responsible for the balance.

BAH – Housing Allowance

  • A monthly housing allowance is paid directly to the student at the beginning of each month for the previous month (housing allowance is prorated by the student’s eligibility percentage)
  • Generally the same amount of BAH for an E-5 with dependents, based upon the zip code of the institution
  • The housing allowance is only paid if the student’s rate of pursuit is more than 50% (as calculated by the VA)
  • Individuals only enrolled in distance learning courses (online courses) will be eligible for a monthly housing allowance equal to 50% of the national average of all Basic Allowances for Housing
  • Active Duty personnel and their spouses utilizing transferred entitlement are not eligible for the housing allowance

Book and Supplies Stipend

  • The books and supplies stipend is a lump sum payment paid directly to the student when the school’s enrollment certification is processed for each term. (books and supply stipend is prorated by the student’s eligibility percentage)
    • The books and supplies stipend pays $41.67 per credit certified, up to 24 credits for the academic year (08/01/YY-07/31/YY).
    • The maximum books and supplies stipend is $1,000 per academic year
    • Active duty personnel and their spouses utilizing transferred entitlement are eligible for the books and supplies stipend
    • Computers are not covered by CH 33 – Post 9/11. Only tuition and fee charges in the student’s billing statement can be reported to the VA.
  • Students receiving CH 33 are not currently required to verify their attendance with the VA at the end of each month

For up to date information about CH 33, visit the Post-9/11 GI BILL website.

In-State Tuition Rate

As required by  Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”), effective July 1st, 2015 eligible students using benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty will be charged the In-State Tuition Rates.  Eligible students under this provision include:

  • A Veteran who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located(regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • A spouse or child using transferred benefits who lives in the state in which the institution of higher earning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within 3 years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Service-member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.

Additional Military related Non-Resident Tuition waivers provided by the State of Texas can be found here.

***Non-Texas Resident students living outside of Texas enrolled in online programs interested in using Post 9/11 GI Bill®, please contact our office for more details***

 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.”

Chapter 35 – Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA)

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CH 35 – Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance is generally paid to a spouse or dependent of a veteran who is permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related injury or died as a result of service-related injury.

Those generally eligible are a dependent (child generally between ages 18 and 26, with some exceptions) or spouse of :

  • A veteran who is permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition; or who died in service; or who died of a service-connected disability; or who died while being evaluated as having a total and permanent service-connected disability
  • A service person who is listed as a POW or MIA.
  • A service member who is hospitalized or receiving outpatient treatment for a service connected permanent and total disability and is likely to be discharged for that disability

Entitlement:  Generally provides up to 45 months of education benefits                                                                               Delimiting Date:  Generally-Child=8 years/Spouse=10 Years/Surviving Spouse=10 years

For additional information about CH 35, visit the Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA) website.