Houston Graduate School of Theology

VA Benefits at HGST

VA Benefits at HGST

VA Students

Qualified veterans and the dependents of deceased or disabled veterans whose death or disability is a direct result of their military service may be eligible for VA educational benefits under one of the following programs while attending HGST:

  • Chapter 30: Montgomery G.I. Bill- Active/ Duty Discharged
  • Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 33: Post 9/11 G.I Bill
  • Chapter 35: Dependents Education Assistance

Chapter 30

  1. Veterans who wish to use their VA educational benefits for the first time should apply online at http://www.gibill.va.gov and complete a Form 22-1990, Application for Educational Benefits, to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.
  2. If educational benefits have previously been used, complete a Form 22-1995, Change of Program or Place of Training, online at http://www.gibill.va.gov to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.
  3. Submit the following items to the Office of the Registrar:
  4. Certificate of Eligibility
  5. Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)
  6. Official academic transcripts from previously attended colleges and/or universities

Chapter 31

  • Disabled veterans desiring to further their education under the VA Vocational Rehabilitation program should contact the Veterans Administration Counseling and Training office at 713-383-1985. 
  • For additional assistance regarding VA educational benefits, please contact the Veterans Administration at 1-888-442-4551 or http://www.gibill.va.gov. You may also contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@hgst.edu

Chapter 33

  • Veterans who wish to use their VA educational benefits for the first time should apply online at http://www.gibill.va.gov and complete a Form 22-1990, Application for Educational Benefits, to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.
  • If educational benefits have previously been used, complete a Form 22-1995, Change of Program or Place of Training, online at http://www.gibill.va.gov to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.
  • Submit the following items to the Office of the Registrar:
  • Certificate of Eligibility
  • Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)
  • Official academic transcripts from previously attended colleges and/or universities

Chapter 35

  1. Qualified dependents who wish to use their VA educational benefits for the first time should apply online at  http://www.gibill.va.gov and complete a Form 22-5490, Application for Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance, to receive a Certificate/Letter of Eligibility.
  2. If educational benefits have previously been used, complete a Form 22-1995, Change of Program or Place of Training, online at http://www.gibill.va.gov to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.
  3. Submit the following items to the Office of the Registrar :
  • Certificate of Eligibility
  • Official Academic Transcript from previously attended colleges and/or universities