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Charles Holtsclaw near the University SealVeteran Students applying for GI Benefits for the first time should complete VA Form 22-1990. Students who have previously used GI Bill Benefits need to complete VA Form 22-1995. Students can obtain VA forms from the Veterans Service Office on campus or complete an application online at the Veterans On-line Application (VONAPP) website.

In addition to the Yellow Ribbon Program, UST participates in the following government programs: 

  • Chapter 30, Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty  
  • Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Education
  • Chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill 
  • Chapter 35, Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA) 
  • Chapter 1606, Selected Reserve Educational Assistance 
  • Chapter 1607, Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)

Additional benefit information can be found on the Department of Veteran Affairs website

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Jacqueline Hess, a U.S. Air Force combat medic studying nursing, and John Bareno, a U.S. Army Veteran studying for a BBA/MBA share their experience of being veterans at the University of St. Thomas.
Veterans from all backgrounds have found success at the University of St. Thomas, choosing the university for its strong academics and opportunities for growth.

Durrell GreenUST has pushed me to grow academically and has really equipped me with the tools to become a successful foreign service officer.”

Durrell Green


Amelia Templeton“After relocating to Houston I was looking for a local campus with plenty of opportunities in my chosen field. I chose UST because I had heard wonderful things about both the school and the Drama department from alumni in my family and social circle. Furthermore, the fact that UST was listed as one of the top veteran friendly schools in the country made it an easy choice.”

Amelia Templeton


Venol Raymond“It is because of St. Thomas and professors like Dr. Sindelar, that I am in the situation to get an internship with the state department. It is all due to the great people I am surrounded by.”

Venol Raymond