Using Your Benefits

Information for new and returning students at UT Tyler

New Students (first semester using benefits at UT Tyler)

Thank you for considering UT Tyler as your pursue your educational goals! Our campus is grateful for your service and sacrifice, and looks forward to welcoming you.

If you are using Tuition Assistance (TA), please review our Military Tuition Assistance page.

All documentation for your benefits must be submitted through the MVSC course in Canvas. To get access to the Canvas course, you must:

Once inside the course, you will submit the required documentation for your benefit type.


Returning Students (attended UT Tyler AND used benefits within the current academic year)

If you already have established your education file at the MVSC, AND you used benefits at UT Tyler during the last year, you can submit your session request here.


Important Deadlines and Policies

The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA educational benefits. You can access a personalized data sheet by visiting the THECB Net Price Calculator and selecting The University of Texas at Tyler. Additional financial information can be found at the NCES College Navigator site.

All students must have their session request submitted at least 15 business days prior to the beginning of a term. VA requires that enrollment certifications be submitted within 30 days of the beginning of the term for all benefit chapters.

Students using Post-9/11 benefits are initially certified without tuition and fees. After the end of the drop/add period, tuition/fee amounts are submitted to the VA.

Federal law requires that a hold be placed on students Chapter 31 benefits, as well as those using Chapter 33 benefits at the 100% level. This hold is placed once your session request has been received, and holds your classes through the bill due date.

Once certified, ALL students receive a hold on their account that prevents them from changing their class schedule. You must contact the MVSC to have this hold removed if you need to change your schedule after the drop/add period. This hold is designed to prevent students from potentially owing money back to the VA or to UT Tyler.

Tuition and fee information can be found here. Military affiliated students are generally subject to the same tuition policies as other students at UT Tyler. Please contact the MVSC for more specific information.

Release of Student Information: The MVSC cannot release any information that is a part of a student's educational record-including financial aid and benefit status information-to parents, guardians, or other interested parties without the specific written permission of the student. Additional information on these guidelines can be found here