Veterans Assistance Programs

Ch 1606-Montgomery GI Bill Selective Reserve

Under Chapter 1606, a reservist must be actively drilling and have a 6-year obligation in the Selected Reserve to be eligible. Read More

Ch 1607- Reserve Educational Assistance

REAP (Chapter 1607 of title 10, U.S. Code) is a new benefit providing educational assistance to members of the reserve components - Selected Reserve (Sel Res) and Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) - who are called or ordered to active service in response to a war or national emergency, as declared by the President or Congress. Read More

Tuition Assistance

The Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier's professional and personal self-development goals. Read More

Ch 31-Vocational Rehabilitation
Chapter 31’s primary function is to help veterans with service-connected disabilities become suitably employed, maintain employment, or achieve independence in daily living.  The program offers a number of services to help each eligible disabled veteran reach his or her rehabilitation goal. Read More

109 E. Toronto Suite 400
McAllen, TX 78503
Phone 956-668-0372 or 956-668-0801
Fax 956-664-2406

Ch 35-Dependents Education Assistance

Dependents' Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs. Read More.

Hinson-Hazlewood Act

Veterans: Who, at the time of entry into the U.S. Armed Forces: are Texas residents, designated Texas as Home of Record, or entered the service in Texas. Have served at least 181 days of active duty excluding training, received honorable discharge, have no federal veterans education benefits, are not in default.

Children and spouse: Of veterans who, at the time of entry into the U.S. Armed Forces: are Texas residents, designated Texas as Home of Record, or entered the service in Texas. Have a parent or is the spouse of a veteran of the U. S. Armed Forces, Texas National Guard, or Texas Air National Guard who died as a result of service-related injuries or illness, is missing in action, or became totally disabled for purposes of employability as a result of service-related injury or illness, have no federal veteran's education benefits, are residents of TX as of the term or semester in which they enroll. NEW!  Eligible children who receive the Hazlewood exemption for the first time beginning fall, 2011 must be 25 years of age or younger on the first day of the semester or term for which the exemption is claimed (unless granted an extension due to a qualifying illness or debilitating condition). This requirement does not apply to children who received the exemption prior to the 2011-2012 academic year

Transferability of Benefits (Legacy Program): Eligible veterans may assign unused hours of exemption eligibility to a child under certain conditions. To be eligible, the child must: Be a Texas resident, Be the biological child, stepchild, adopted child, or claimed as a dependent in the current or previous tax year, Be 25 years or younger on the first day of the semester or term for which the exemption is claimed (unless granted an extension due to a qualifying illness or debilitating condition), and make satisfactory academic progress in a degree, certificate, or continuing education program** as determined by the institution.

  • If a child to whom hours have been delegated fails to use all of the assigned hours, a veteran may re-assign the unused hours that are available to another dependent child.
  • NEW!  Effective with tuition and fee charges fall, 2011, a veteran's spouse or a child's guardian, conservator, custodian, or other legally designated caretaker may re-assign unused hours to an eligible child (through Legacy) on behalf of the veteran if the veteran died prior to requesting the transfer of hours.
  • Veterans' spouses are not eligible to receive a transfer of unused hours. Read More