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Military.com has a good guide to state educational benefits for veterans and their dependents.

For Military Student Aid, go to http://www.finaid.org/military/

For Educational Financial Aid for Veterans and their Dependents: http://www.finaid.org/military/veterans.phtml

 

G. I. BILL. The Education Service administers a number of VA Education Benefit programs. If you need assistance, please call their toll-free number 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to speak with a Veterans Benefits

Counselor. The MGIB program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses.

Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30.

http://www.gibill.va.gov/

 

College for Texans

www.collegefortexans.com/military

 

Returning Veterans Skills Training Fund

George Bousquet  512-936-9491

george.bousquet@twc.state.tx.us.

www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/funds/vet_scholarshop_app.doc.

 

Universities

  • Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne Avenue, Houston, TX 77004, 713-313-7862, www.tsu.edu.
  • Texas Women's University, 6700 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, 940-898-3069, www.twu.edu
  • University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Road Houston, TX 77204, 713-743-5490, www.uh.edu
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, TX 77058-1098, 281-283-2480,  www.uhcl.edu
  • University of Houston-Downtown, One Main Street Houston, TX 77002, 713-221-8622, www.uhd.edu
  • University of Houston - Veterans Services Office, 268 University Center, Houston, TX 77204, 713-743-5490, www.uh.edu/veterans
  • Houston Baptist University, 7502 Fondren Road, Houston, TX 77074, 281-649-3212, www.hbu.edu
  • Rice University, P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251, 713-348-3157, www.rice.edu
  • South Texas College of Law, 1303 San Jacinto Street, Houston, TX 77002, 713-646-1702, www.stcl.edu
  • University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006, 713-525-3889, www.stthom.edu

 

Community Colleges


  • Houston Community College System, P.O. Box 667571, Houston, TX 77266, 713-718-8551, www.hccs.edu
  • Lee College, 511 South Whiting Street, Baytown, TX 77520-4703, 281-425-6384, www.lee.edu
  • Lone Star College- CyFair, 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433, 281-290-3200,  www.lonestar.edu/cyfair.htm
  • Lone Star College - Kingwood, 20000 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339, 281-312-1600, 281-312-1600,  www.lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm
  • Lone Star College – Montgomery, 3200 College Park Drive, Conroe, TX 77384 , 936-273-7009,  www.lonestar.edu/montgomery.htm
  • Lone Star College - North Harris, 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, Houston, TX 77073, 281-618-5400., www.lonestar.edu/northharris.htm
  • Lone Star College - Tomball, 30555 Tomball Parkway, Tomball, TX 77375-1969, 281-351-3300, www.lonestar.edu/tomball.htm
  • Lone Star College District Veterans Affairs is located at 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX  77381-4399, 832-813-6651, 832-813-6574, gibill@lonestar.edu
  • San Jacinto College District - Central Campus, 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX 77505, 281-998-6150 x1320, www.sjcd.edu
  • San Jacinto College District – North Campus, 5800 Uvalde Road, Houston, TX 77049, 281-998-6150, x7420, www.sjcd.edu
  • San Jacinto College District – South Campus, 13735 Beamer Road, Houston, TX 77089, 281-998-6150, x3829, www.sjcd.edu

 

Proprietary Schools

  • Academy of Health Care Professions, 8313 S.W. Freeway, Houston, TX 77074, 713-471-2427, www.ahcp.edu
  • Acoustic Edge Institute of Houston, 303 Wells Fargo Drive Suite B-10, Houston, TX 77090-4048, 281-893-7755, www.stereoschool.com
  • American Intercontinental University – Houston Campus, 9999 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77042, 832-201-3600, Director of Admission, 832-201-6893,
  • Astrodome Dental Career Center, 2646 South Loop West, Suite 415, Houston, TX 77054, 713-664-5300, www.astrodomeresource.com
  • Bradford School of Business, 4769 S. W. Freeway, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77027, 713-629-1500, www.bradfordschoolhouston.edu
  • Builder's Academy, 11601 Katy Freeway, Suite 223, Houston, TX 77079, 281-558-5821, www.builderacademy.com
  • Cardiotech Ultrasound School, 12315 Bissonnet, Suite E, Houston, TX 77099, 281-495-0078, www.cardiotech.org
  • Clerical Art School, 6150 Richmond, Houston, TX 77057, 713-780-0024
  • Court Reporting Institute of Houston, 13101 North West Frwy., Suite 100, Houston, TX 77040, 713-996-8300, www.crid.com
  • Culinary Institute, 7070 Allensby, Houston, TX 77022, 713-692-0077, x12, www.ciaml.com
  • DeVry University - Houston Campus, 11125 Equity Dr., Houston, TX 77041, 713-973-3200), http://www.devry.edu/locations/campuses/loc_houstoncampus.jsp,

Point of Contact: Rosa Zurbriggen, 281-827- 7475, rzurbriggen@debvry.edu.

  • ITT Technical Institute South (Webster), 1001 Magnolia Avenue, Webster, TX 77598, 281-316-4700, or 918.781.7880, www.itt-tech.edu
  • ITT Technical Institute Houston West, 2950 South Gessner, Houston, TX 77063, 713-952-2294, www.itt-tech.edu
  • Mediatech Institute Houston, 3324 Walnut Bend, Houston, TX 77042, 832-242-3426, www.mediatechinstitute.com
  • Medvance Institute, 6220 Westpark, Houston, TX 77057, 713-266-6594, www.medvance.edu
  • Ocean Corporation, 10840 Rockley Rd, Houston, TX 77099, 281-530-0202, www.oceancorp.com
  • Remington College-Houston Campus, 3110 Haze Road, Suite 380, Houston, TX 77082, 713-783-3999, www.remingtoncollege.edu
  • Sanford Brown Institute-Houston, 10500 Forum Place Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77036, 713-779-1110,  www.sbhouston.com
  • School of Automotive Machinists, 1911 Antoine Drive, Houston, TX 77055, 713-683-3817, www.samracing.com
  • Techskills-Houston, 2100 West Loop South, Suite 400, Houston, TX 77027, 713-960-1800, www.techskills.com
  • Texas Health School, 11211 Katy Freeway, Suite 170, Houston, TX 77079, 713-932-9333,  www.texashealthschool.org
  • Texas School of Business-Houston, 6363 Richmond Ave., Suite 300, Houston, TX 77057, 713-975-7527, www.texasschoolofbusiness-edu.com
  • University of Phoenix Houston Campuses Government Relations  24624 N. I45 Spring, TX 77386 (Office): (281) 298-3528 (Cell): 281-898-0907 mark.santelia@phoenix.edu

 

ThanksUSA Scholarship Program

 

ThanksUSA is a non-profit tax exempt charitable organization focused on thanking American troops. ThanksUSA

sponsors a large scholarship program for children and spouses of active duty US military personnel. As many as

1,000 scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 each are available for undergraduate study at accredited two and four year

institutions of higher education. A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required. Active duty US military personnel

is defined as having served on active duty in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard for at least 180

days since September 11, 2001, including all members of the Armed Forces who were killed or wounded in action.

(Members of the reserves who have been activated to full-time duty and federalized members of the National Guard

are eligible.) Dependent children (including adopted and stepchildren) must be age 24 and under as of the deadline.

The deadline is May 30. Recipients are selected based on financial need, academic performance, leadership and

community service. A preference is given to students who have studied a foreign language. For more information,

call 1-877-THX-USAS (1-877-849-8727), write to ThanksUSA Scholarship Program, Scholarship America, c/o

Shellee Hintz, One Scholarship Way, PO Box 297, Saint Peter, MN 56082, or send email to

shintz@scholarshipamerica.org.

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