Using Your Benefits

Information for new and returning students at UT Tyler

New Students (first semester 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.

Your first step is to apply to UT Tyler and be fully admitted. Once you have completed all admissions requirements and have received your PATRIOTS student email, you can request to be added to the MVSC course in Canvas, where you can submit the required documentation for your benefit type. CLICK HERE to be added to the course. Once you are added, you will receive a checklist of documentation which must be uploaded prior to receiving your benefits.

All documentation for your benefits must be submitted through the MVSC course in Canvas.

Returning Students ONLY

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

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.

Students using Chapters 30, 35, and 1606 MUST pay their entire tuition prior to being certified. Students who are eligible for Post-9/11 benefits at less that 100% eligibility must pay their remaining percentage of tuition/fees prior to certification. Please contact the MVSC if assistance is needed in determining your remaining percentage of tuition/fees.

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