Veterans Services

Applying for Veteran Educational Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs administers a variety of education benefit programs. Many Veterans and active duty personnel can qualify for more than one of these education benefits programs.

  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty (MGIB-AD)
  • Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
  • Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
  • National Call to Service Program
  • Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

Use the Benefit Comparison Tools to assist you with determining which program best fits your particular needs and view current rates for all Education benefit programs at the GIBill website.


In order to receive educational benefits under the New Post 9/11 or other Montgomery GI Bill Programs students must complete an application. Once this application is processed the Veterans Administration Office notifies each applicant by mail whether they qualify for benefits or not. A "Certificate of Eligibility" is sent to those students who do qualify. This certificate tells the veteran how much and how many months of entitlement they will receive. Students must bring a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility to the school in order to begin receiving monthly benefit amounts.

What NCTC Requires

Students using Veteran Benefits for First Time add
Students who have used Veteran Benefits Before add
Students using Veteran Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits add

Apply for VA benefits Online

Complete a Veterans Online Application. We recommend you keep a copy of your application for your records. Doing so may save you time and money!

Hazlewood Act Texas Hazlewood Exemption

The purpose of the Hazlewood Exemption (Hazlewood Act) is to provide an education benefit to honorably discharged or separated Texas veterans and eligible dependent children and spouses of Texas veterans.

Veteran Assistance Programs

Heroes to Hometowns Assistance Program add

"Heroes to Hometowns" is a transition program for severely injured service members returning home from OEF/OIF. "Heroes to Hometowns" establishes a support network and coordinates resources for those servicemembers. Last year The American Legion's Heroes to Hometowns Program assisted over 1,100 veterans.  If you are a servicemember, veteran, or family member of a servicemember or veteran who has been severely injured, please fill out the Heroes to Hometowns assistance online request form.

Request Heroes to Hometowns Assistance

VET Centers add

Vet Center provide quality readjustment counseling to veterans and family members of all veterans. Vet Centers understand and appreciate Veterans' war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community. The goal of the Vet Center program is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible veterans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life.

Denton County Veterans

Denton Horn Government Center
1505 E McKinney Street Denton, TX 76209-4525
(940) 349-2950

Lewisville Lee Walker Gov Center
Bldg 2 190 N Valley Pkwy Lewisville, TX 75067-3438
(972) 434-8813

Veterans Services staff can assist veterans with questions regarding add
  • Compensation or Pension
  • Disability Retirement Death
  • Indemnity Compensation
  • Appeal to Board of Veterans
  • Appeal Hospital and Outpatient Benefits
  • Texas Veterans Land Board Programs
  • Educational Benefits
  • Vocational Benefits
  • Debt Waivers
  • Obtaining Lost Military Records
  • SPAN Transportation to DVA Medical Facilities
  • Review of Military Discharge Claims for Insurance Payments
  • Burial Allowance

Veteran Scholarships

Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program add

The Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program aims to encourage students to participate in Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Texas higher education institutions and to become members of the Texas Army National Guard or the Texas Air Force National Guard, or commissioned officers in any branch of the armed services of the United States. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has begun to receive student nominations from legislators.

As a reminder, students must meet specific requirements in order to be eligible for nomination and receipt of the scholarship. A student may receive a Texas Armed Services Scholarship award not to exceed $10,000 beginning fiscal year 2011. A student is required to enter into an agreement with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to receive the scholarship. If the student does not meet the conditions outlined in the agreement, the award will become a loan and the student will be required to repay the conditional scholarship.

Apply for the Texas Armed Forces Scholarship

Pat Tillman Military Scholar Scholarships add

The Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation's active and veteran servicemembers and their families by removing financial barriers to completing a degree or certification program of choice. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care.

A limited number of applications will be accepted. Submit your application as soon as possible.

Apply for the Tillman Military Scholarship

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Awareness in Veterans Scholarship add is proud to award a $5,000 scholarship towards any education related expense to the winner of our first essay contest about the different ways in which addiction and mental illness affects veterans today.

  • Are you a Veteran of the United States Armed Forces?
  • Are you an active member of the United States Armed Forces?
  • Are you  a family member of an active member or a Veteran  of the United States Armed Forces?
  • Are you also enrolled or soon-to-be enrolled in a full-time program at a college or university?
  • Do you have a passion for helping others and an interest in raising awareness about substance abuse and mental health in veterans?

If your answer to any of the questions above was “yes”, this scholarship may be for you! is happy to offer its first scholarship opportunity to any veteran or active military personnel currently studying at the undergraduate or graduate level. One grand prize winner will be selected based on the essay entries.

Grand prize is $5,000 towards any education related expense!

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Awareness in Veterans Scholarship