|Due to the unprecedented events with COVID-19, the Senate and House passed S.3503, which will give the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies. The new law allows for
VA to continue to pay benefits regardless of the fact that the program has changed from resident training to online training. Also,
students will continue to receive the same monthly housing allowance payments that they received for resident training until January 1, 2021, or until the school resumes normal operations of resident training. If you have questions about your specific circumstance, please contact the Education Call Center at: 1-888-442-4551 between 8 AM and 7 PM Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.|
For the latest information concerning your benefits, please visit the
US Department VA website.
If you have any questions that the Veterans Services can assist you with, please contact our office at
, as our office is working remotely until further notice.
For VA students:
The VA has adjusted policy for a switch to S/U grading related to COVID-19. Should a VA student choose the
and receive a U for the course, we are able to report COVID-19 as a mitigating circumstance, preventing debt.
For Hazlewood students:
is an eligibility component of
are mentioned in the Financial Aid portion of the Student FAQ. If choosing the
causes a need for a
, they will need to go through that process with Financial Aid, and if their appeal is approved they will be able to continue to use Hazlewood.
Welcome to the University of Houston-Downtown. UHD Veterans Services assists veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and dependents of disabled or deceased veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Over 500 veterans are currently pursuing a degree at UHD. Veterans Services ensures that proper paperwork is completed, certified, and filed with the Department of Veterans Affairs so that payment of education benefits can begin. Veterans Services does not, however, determine eligibility for benefits.
Before receiving approval of your benefits please click the
Request VA Certification link to ensure your certification is done in a timely manner.