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Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Muskogee, OK Regional Office:
Education 1-888-442-4551
Monthly Verification of Attendance 1-877-823-2378
Direct Deposit 1-877-838-2778
Other VA Benefits 1-800-827-1000

Next Steps

To get started using your educational benefits, follow the steps below:

1.  Apply to the UIW academic program of your choice:

2.  Apply for your choice of Veterans benefits or call the VA Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551

  • Please note VA regulations state Active Duty Servicepersons may not receive standard VA benefits for the same courses for which they receive Tuition Assistance (TA) from the military. Some Active Guard Reserve (AGR) members receiving Chapter 1606 or Chapter 1607 benefits are considered to be on active duty. The active duty prohibition would apply to these AGR members. Contact us for more details.

3.  Once accepted to UIW and registered for classes, ensure all required documentation has been sent to the UIW VA Coordinator; walk-ins or sent via email ( are welcome

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  • Certificate of Eligibility from the VA
  • Military transcript(s)
  • Transcripts of other institutions previously attended [Submit official transcripts to Admissions]
  • DD214, member 4
  • Students who have previously utilized VA education benefits at another college or university, will need to submit the REQUEST FOR CHANGE OF PROGRAM OR PLACE OF TRAINING (VA FORM 22-1995 or 22-5495)
  • UIW VA Enrollment Certification Request Form (Download as Word or PDF). This is required for each term and for each registration.

4.  Chapters 1606, 1607, and 30 Veterans may verify their monthly enrollment by either clicking on the WAVE link or by calling the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System: 1-877-823-2378

5.  If you are a Guest Student utilizing VA education benefits at UIW:

  • Apply for Admission to UIW
  • Register for classes
  • Submit an UIW VA Enrollment Certification Request Form (Download as Word or PDF). This is required for each term and for each registration to UIW VA Coordinator.
  • Provide an Approval Letter from your primary institution’s VA School Certifying Official with approved class (es), semester, and chapter of benefits.

6.  All students are encouraged to review their funding options and complete the yearly free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


7.  In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Subpart E and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the University ensures accessibility to its programs, services and activities for students with documented disabilities. For more information, visit the Office of Student Disability Services

8.  Rate of Pursuit and Training Time for VA Certification

• Rate of Pursuit (Chapter 33)
VA calculates rate of pursuit by dividing the number of credit (or credit hour equivalents) being pursued by the number of credit considered to be full-time by the school. The resulting percentage is the student’s rate of pursuit.
The chapter 33 housing allowance is paid if rate of pursuit is more than 50%.

• Training Time (Chapters 30, 35, 1606, and 1607)
VA benefits are paid based on training time. In a standard semester, VA measures training time as follows:

• 12 credit is full-time
• 9-11 credit is ¾-time
• 6-8 credit is ½-time
• 4-5 credit is less than ½-time (<½-time)
• 1-3 credit is ¼-time or less (<¼-time)

Undergraduate Semester Credit Equivalency Table

Semester Credit Equivalency Table for Veterans UIW
Accredited schools report graduate training time based on the school's academic regulations.

For certification purposes, University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) graduate students are considered full-time when they enroll in six hours during the first mini-term and six hours during the second mini-term of a full 16-week semester. (2009-2011 UIW Undergraduate Catalog Addendum March 2010, Page 4)

Students enrolled in the full 16-week fall and spring semesters are considered full-time with nine (9) concurrent credit hours.

The unit load for a full-time doctoral student is six (6) concurrent credit hours for course work or three (3) credit hours for dissertation in the full 16-week fall and spring semesters

Graduate Summer Terms Rate of Pursuit and Training Time for GI Bill Certification (PDF)

• Rate of Pursuit (Chapter 33)
VA calculates rate of pursuit based on the training time reported by the school. The monthly housing allowance is paid if rate of pursuit is more than 50%.

• Training Time (Chapters 30, 35, 1606, and 1607)
VA benefits are paid based on the training time certified by the school.

Tuition discounts are available for part-time/full-time undergraduate or graduate students:

  • Active Duty Military and their dependents
  • Civilian Department of Defense Employees (no dependents)
  • Retired Military (no dependents)
  • Veterans admitted to Extended Academic Programs (ADCaP and UIW Online)

For additional details, please refer to the UIW Business Office, Tuition and Fees.

The Hazlewood Act (SB639, 82nd Texas Legislature) is available only for use at a Texas public college or university; UIW is a private institution and therefore, ineligible to participate.

Yellow Ribbon Program

We are pleased to announce UIW’s 2015-16 Yellow Ribbon Program is now open!

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VA Coordinator

The UIW Center for Veterans Affairs employs a dedicated staff to assist you with VA benefits. Call today at 210-832-2154 or e-mail
Fax (210) 832-2155.

New Location!

Revised Office Hours

To best serve our growing student population, the Center will close for processing on Mondays from 8AM-1PM and will re-open 1PM-6PM.
Students may send in documentation to

Tribute Stole for Grads

UIW Veterans are honored during graduation with a Tribute stole. It is worn during the graduation ceremony and is provided free of charge. Contact us to receive your stole for commencement.

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