Updated: November 20, 2023

VA Certification Priority Deadlines

To receive timely payments from the VA, the TAMUCT Military and Veteran Service Center recommends using the suggested dates as a priority deadline for submission of VA Certification Request. Students who submit a certification request after the priority deadline may experience a delay in payments.

Semester Priority Deadlines
Spring 2024 December 1, 2023
Summer 2024 April 26, 2024
Fall 2024 July 19, 2024

*VA Certification Request much be submitted each semester after registration

Military Appreciation and Benefits Expo

Updated: November 9, 2023

November 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Bill Yowell Conference Center.

The Office of Military and Veteran Service is hosting a Military Appreciation and Benefits Expo Wednesday, November 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Bill Yowell Conference Center, Warrior Hall.

Joshua Missouri

A&M–Central Texas Recognized for Service to Military and Veterans

Updated: September 6, 2023

The Military and Veteran Services office at Texas A&M University–Central Texas was recognized by the Texas Veterans Commission with the 2023 Bronze, Veterans Education Excellence Recognition Award (VEERA) Read More!

Established by the Texas State Legislature, the VEERA program recognizes public colleges and universities for excellence in providing education and related services to veterans and the military-connected community.

Joshua Missouri

A&M-Central Texas names new director of Military and Veteran Services

Updated: May 18, 2022

A&M-Central Texas welcomes veteran and former associate director of Veteran Affairs, University of South Alabama, Joshua Missouri as the director of Military and Veteran Services.

Missouri has served students, veterans and families in various higher education roles for over 10 years.

In his most recent role, he successfully led programs such as SALUTE, Student Veteran Honor Society and Green Zone Training, a student veteran awareness program. He has also developed new programs that benefited veteran and international students and their families, such as a family transition program.

Joshua Missouri

Joshua Missouri, Director of the Military and Veteran Services

“Missouri’s work with community partners and the impact he has made with programs directly affecting student veterans and military families make him a perfect fit for A&M-Central Texas,” said Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management Clifton Jones.

As director of Military and Veteran Services he will be responsible for operations of the Ted and Diane Connell Military and Veteran Services Center and programs focused on military-affiliated students, including education benefits, military evaluated credit, recruitment and success initiatives, and support functions for the University’s Army ROTC program.

Missouri graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and criminal justice in July of 2013 from the University of South Alabama. He also served in the United States Navy from 2001 to 2006 as an aviation electronics technician.

Updated: August 12, 2021

Monthly Enrollment Verification

The VA has communicated that this process will be implemented over phases, starting with Non-College-Degree Students and later extended to students attending Institutions of Higher Learning on December 17, 2021. We will continue to keep our Post 9/11 students updated. 

As of August 1, 2021 Post 9/11, students must verify their enrollment status each month to receive their monthly housing allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments.

Student can verify their enrollment status in one of two ways:

  1. Text Messaging - Students who choose VA's "Opt-In" feature will receive a text message each month prompting them to verify their enrollment status.
    — If no changes have occurred to the enrollment, students should reply YES to the verification text, and will receive MHA.
    — If students have encountered a change in enrollment students should reply NO or report a change by phone will prompt the VA to confirm with the school and send an updated enrollment. MHA payments will be held in the meanwhile.

    To opt in, the VA will send a text to the phone number indicated on your VA Education Benefit application, respond YES to "Opt-In" and receive enrollment text messages from VA. There are 4 phone numbers associated with the text messages beneficiaries will receive when being asked if they would like to op in or verify their monthly enrollment:

    • 202-519-1441
    • 202-519-4778
    • 202-915-1865
    • 202-991-4607

  2. Telephone - Students who do not opt in to text messaging may call the Education Call Center at 888-442-4551 to verify their enrollment status. 

More information will be released as it becomes available.

Updated: June 29, 2021

Round Out Policy

The Department of Veteran Affairs round out policy allows a student using VA Benefits to increase training time or rate of pursuit, up to full time, in their last academic term only. This benefit can only be used once per program.

This policy was beneficial to those students who may only need 3 hours to graduate in their final term but wanted to receive full time education benefits.

The VA previously made a decision to terminate the Round Out program effective August 1, 2021. Since the VA has reversed their decision and will continue to honor the program with the following stipulations:

  1. The courses taken for "round out" would count toward an enrolled individuals graduation requirements - as specified in the curriculum.
  2. Have not been already completed. - Cannot retake a class that has already been successfully completed.

Updated: March 1, 2021

VA Certification Requests and Hazlewood Applications

VA Certification Requests and Hazlewood Applications will be accepted for Summer 2021 beginning April 5, 2021, for registered students. Fall VA Certification Requests and Hazlewood Applicationss will be accepted beginning June 7, 2021.

Updated: March 1, 2021

Changes to Post 9/11 Tuition and Fee Debt

—for Drops and Withdraws

The VA notified institutions of new legislation that was signed into law: Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 (Public Law 116-315).

Section 109 of this legislation, effective immediately, changes how the VA will administer debts for tuition and fee payments made to the school for beneficiaries that drop or withdraw from classes.

Previously, when a student dropped or withdrew after the first day of the semester the VA would notify the student that there was a tuition and fee overpayment for the course/s that were dropped or withdrawn from and it was the responsibility of the student to repay the VA for reducing credit hours.

WHAT HAS CHANGED?This is now the responsibility of the school to repay the tuition and fees that were paid by the VA. The school must return the payment to the VA for courses dropped or withdrawn from after the 100% refund period and the student will now be responsible for paying the tuition and fees to the school for the courses dropped or withdrawn from. An unpaid balance can affect future registration.

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU:Take careful consideration when reducing credit hours after the 100% drop deadlines or submitting for a withdrawal without extenuating circumstances. We encourage you to consult with a school certifying official at the TAMUCT Military and Veteran Services Center if you are considering reducing credit or withdrawing from courses.

Book stipends and monthly housing allowance debts that are due to drops or withdrawals will still be the students responsibility to pay back to the VA.

Updated: March 01, 2021

ArmyIgnitED System Delayed

The ArmyIgnitED system launch is currently delayed due to data migration. A revised launch date for ArmyIgnitED is TBD. Please contact us to inquire about using Army Tuition Assistance.

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