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UT Health San Antonio Veteran and Active Military Student Resources

On behalf of UT Health San Antonio, we thank you for your service and commitment to our country and appreciate you choosing our institution as the place to further your education.

Ben Rivers, Veteran’s Advocate.
As UT Health San Antonio’s veteran advocate, Ben Rivers advocates for all student veterans, active military, reservists and their family members.  He represents the interests of our student veterans and active military service members and provides assistance with any possible issue relating to being a student at UT Health San Antonio or living in San Antonio. As a regular attendee of the Veterans Affairs WAVES conferences, and in conjunction with UT System’s Veteran Task Force, Mr. Rivers remains current with issues facing veterans and shares that knowledge with our veterans as well as other offices at UT Health San Antonio that work with veterans such as the Bursar’s office or Veteran Services & Financial Aid.

The Office of Student Life provides a Student Veteran/Active Military Safe Space located across from the Office of Student Life (Medical School Rm. 314L). This space is  shared with the Student Government Association.

Campus Resources

For your convenience, we have gathered relevant resources for you and your family that we hope you find useful in your educational journey.

Apply to Our Programs – Find information on specific programs, degrees and certificates, deadlines and required documents.

Military Health Institute – The Military Health Institute serves to expand on the existing great collaboration between the Health Science Center and our Department of Defense/Veterans Affairs colleagues. It will develop new opportunities for education, research, and Clinical Care. Join their Student Interest Group!

Student Counseling – Services provided include personal counseling, academic difficulties testing, career issues, medication consultation and more. After-Hour Crisis Intervention available.

Veteran Services and Financial Aid – Apply for federal/state student aid, submit your UT Health San Antonio scholarship application, military non-resident tuition waivers, Department of Defense Tuition Assistance, Hazlewood exemption, and enrollment certification for VA Educational benefits 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 student veterans.  Contact Student Life @ (210) 567-2654 for more information.

Student Ombudsperson– Our Student Ombudspersons provide support and confidential, informal, independent, and impartial assistance to students through dispute resolution and problem-solving methods.

Bursars Office– The Bursars Office manages student accounting, including the collection of student tuition and fees; student tuition and fee installments program, management, billing and collection of student long and short-term accounts receivable.  Catalogue of Credentials for all schools.

Registrars Office- The Registrars Office ensures the integrity of curricular and student records by linking students, faculty, and staff with information and services that support and enhance the educational experience.

ADA Office– The ADA Office assists students with ensuring that reasonable accommodations are provided by each School if needed and approved.

Title IX Office– The Title IX Office coordinates UT Health San Antonio’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in all the operations of the UT Health San Antonio, as well as retaliation for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by Title IX.

Catalogue of Credentials

Transfer Credit Policy for Veterans

Military Withdrawals and Re-Admission

UT System Career Resources for Veterans (Seek UT)

Unearned Tuition Assistance (T.A.) policy

Student Affairs Leadership

Long School of Medicine UME Student Affairs

School of Dentistry Student Affairs

School of Health Professions Student Affairs

School of Nursing Student Affairs

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Student Affairs

External Resources

Veterans Crisis Line – Need Confidential Help for Veterans and Their Families? Are you concerned about a Veteran? Review their Fact Sheet.
San Antonio Coalition for Veterans & Families
Bexar County Veterans Service Office
Texas Veterans Commission
Texas Veterans Portal
VA Educational Benefits
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
Compensation and Claims
Homeless Veterans
Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital, STVHCS
Brooke Army Medical Center
Frank Tejeda Outpatient Clinic
Disabled American Veterans Office
Military Personnel Records
Armed Forces Tax Guide – IRS Publication
Make the Connection
Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program
Mental Health Means a Stronger You
Start Your Recovery
Veterans Getting Hired in Healthcare
Jobs for Veterans
Military to Civilian Resume Writing Tips
Veterans ZipCares Job Search
Silent Professionals Job Search for Veterans
Alcohol Rehab Guide
Alcohol & PTSD Guide
Resume & Career Blog
Resume Lab
Addiction Center
Authority Dental
Veteran Benefits Link
Money Geek Military Retirement & Benefits
American Addiction Centers
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Hotlines
Greenhouse Treatment Center Events & Media
The Ultimate College Guide for Veterans & Active Service Members
Medicaid Resources for Veterans
Small Business for Veterans
Live Another Day