Veterans and military students

Veteran and Military Students

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Discover More Paths to Excellence

At The University of Texas at Tyler, our veterans and military-affiliated students are an integral part of our community. We value your courage, experience and dedication and support you during the transition to a new phase of your life. Discover the resources we offer to veterans, active members of the armed forces and their families.

How to Apply to The University of Texas at Tyler

Admissions for veterans, active service members and their families is a simple step-by-step process that generally includes an online application, official transcripts and supporting documents. Reach out to our admissions advisers if you have any questions or need additional assistance.

Review Admission Requirements

Before starting the application process, review requirements and deadlines based on your specific situation and previously earned educational credits. As a veteran, active military member or dependent, you will likely apply as an incoming first-year, transfer or graduate student.

Apply for Financial Aid

In addition to the government education benefits you receive as a veteran or military-affiliated student, you may be eligible for grants, loans, scholarships and other sources of funding.

Apply for Scholarships for Military and Veterans

Explore scholarships for incoming and current students who are veterans or part of the military community.

Military Service Credit Evaluation

See how your military training and coursework may count toward your degree. Learn more about the credit evaluation process.

A Military-Friendly University

650 + Number of Students Who Are Veterans or Affiliated With the Military

With every year, we welcome more former and active military members to our supportive community.


2023-24 Silver Military Friendly® School Designation

UT Tyler is in the top 20% of participating schools in the Tier 2 Research Institutions Category.  

90 + Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Explore your passions, learn specialized skills, gain credit for your experience and expand your knowledge.  

How We Support Your Journey

We consider you as part of our unit — let’s work together to make sure you meet your goals. Count on us to be your advisers, collaborators and advocates.

Military and Veterans Success Center

Military and Veterans Success Center

The Military and Veterans Success Center is your go-to resource for questions regarding admissions, benefits and other aspects unique to your experience.
MVSC Scholarships

MVSC Scholarships

Learn more about exclusive scholarships for veterans and military-affiliated students, as well as other external funding opportunities.
Application and Benefits Assistance

Application and Benefits Assistance

Have questions about the admissions process? Not sure how to access benefits for your education? Get individualized help before you even apply.

Learn About Your Benefits

In recognition of your service, veteran and active military students, as well as family members, have access to a wide variety of benefits intended to help you cover tuition and other related costs. Work with us to navigate your options and complete any documentation.

VA Education Benefits

Administered through the Department of Veteran Affairs, VA Education Benefits assist with tuition, living expenses and other costs associated with your degree.

Hazlewood Act

Get up to 150 hours of tuition exempt through the State of Texas’ Hazlewood Act. This benefit applies to qualified veterans, spouses and dependent children.

Military Tuition Assistance

If you are an active duty or reserve service member, you may receive financial aid through your military branch to cover the cost of college courses.

Using Your Benefits

Though requirements vary, accessing your benefits doesn’t have to be a challenge. We provide additional support and guidance to ensure you submit the necessary documents correctly and on time.

Using Your Benefits

Next Steps

Continue your life of service in East Texas by pursuing academic excellence and personal discovery. Learn more about how we support you on your new path.