Military Veterans and Supply Chain Management
The Supply Chain Management program at UT Dallas proudly has amongst its student population several Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans attending the program are doing so thanks to their GI Bill benefits and/or other benefits available to them. If you are a qualifying Veteran, there are several online resources available to determine what benefits are right for you. At UT Dallas, about 625 military veterans and 100 dependents are drawing GI benefits, with nearly 350 of them attending under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
Montgomery GI Bill Benefits
The Montgomery GI Bill program (MGIB) provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30. Please visit the official Montgomery GI Bill Benefits site using the link provided above for additional details about Montgomery GI Bill Benefits.
Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits
The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Please visit the official Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits site using the link provided above to view the Post-9/11 GI Bill pamphlet, and to learn about the numerous approved education and training programs.
Hazlewood Act (Texas Veterans only)
The Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas benefit that provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas. This does NOT include living expenses, books, or supply fees. Please visit the official Hazlewood Act site using the link provided for additional details about Hazlewood Act benefits.
All of these programs are available for Veterans, and in most cases, spouses and dependants can take advantage of these unique opportunities in lieu of the Veteran. For any more information on other types of assistance available to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans, please visit the Veterans Affairs official website
Tuition rates at UT Dallas are very affordable and will not break the bank. For more information and to better assist you, UT Dallas has a dedicated page to answer all Veteran Financial Aid related questions. It is an interactive page with videos and FAQs for Veterans attending or wishing to attend UT Dallas. Tuition rates at UT Dallas do not exceed the tuition cap stipulated by the GI Bill, so you do not need to worry about the Yellow Ribbon program. However, It is important to know that if you are receiving other scholarships, these may affect your GI Bill benefits.
If you have concerns regarding your Financial Aid packet, you should direct all questions to the VA Certifying Officer, Mr. Buddy Sherbet via email or via phone at (972)-883-4336.
The UT Dallas Veterans Service Center (VSC) is located at the lower level of the Eugene McDermott Library (MC 1.204) and it is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They can be reached at (972) 833-4913. The VSC is a one-stop shop for all of your VA educational questions and needs. The staff is there to assist every Veteran attending UT Dallas. For more info, visit their website.
Student Veterans can also take advantage of the work-study programs that are regularly posted at the VSC or use the services of the Career Center in order to find a suitable internship or job placement.