The University of Houston is an approved training facility for veterans and a Military Friendly institution. Depending on your specific need, two campus offices provide services to veterans. The two offices are Veterans Services (VS) and the Office of Registration and Academic Records. Together, we coordinate the University's veterans’ services to the more than 1,200 veterans, spouses, and dependents attending classes and receiving veterans’ benefits. VS has a wide array of annual and special programs for student-veterans throughout the year.WITHDRAWAL OPTIONS WHEN CALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY
New student-veterans, the quickest and most efficient way to apply for the educational benefit is to complete the GI Bill application online. However, you may download a copy or pick one up at the VS office located in the University Center, Suite 268. Develop a degree plan with an academic advisor in the Academic Advising Center (first or second-year students) or in the College that services your major (students with completed core curriculum). Complete the Request for Enrollment Certification and Academic Advisor Verification forms. If you apply online, after receiving your Certificate of Eligibility letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, submit the letter, forms, degree plan, and your DD-214 to the veterans section of Registration and Academic Records. If you do not apply online, take your completed application, Request for Enrollment form, Advisor Verification form, degree plan, and DD-214 to Registration and Academic Records. VS does not accept, process, or certify applications.
To prevent disruption in enrollment pending Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition payment, veterans may enter into an Emergency Deferment Plan (90 days).
Veterans transfer to UH from universities and community colleges across the U.S. If you need direction on the next step in your academic career, UH has a Transfer Advising Program with transfer advisors ready to assist you.
Join the student organization, Veterans Collegiate Society (VCS), and become part of a community of “vets helping vets.” Your role is critical in fulfilling the mission of both VCS and UH, a Carnegie-Designated Tier One Public Research University. Work, study, and play together in an unforgettable college experience! GO COOGS!