Veteran’s Career Fair Scheduled at Huston-Tillotson University
(AUSTIN, Texas) 6.13.13 — Huston-Tillotson University (HT) representatives announce a Veteran’s Career Fair on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held on the HT campus in the Davage-Durden Student Union, located at 900 Chicon Street.
The Career Fair will connect veterans seeking employment with employers interested in hiring those with the skills acquired while in the military. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics records that the veteran unemployment rate in Austin hovers around 7% while the rate for the general population is at 5%, according to local sources. The Career Fair combined with the educational option provides choices for veterans looking to re-enter the workforce. HT’s Adult Degree Program (ADP) is designed for adults to secure the Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration or Criminal Justice. The business administration degree delivers a course of study preparing competent business professionals to meet the challenges of an interdependent world with students making an immediate contribution to the business environment. Within the four-year interdisciplinary criminal justice program, students will receive the tools necessary for critical knowledge, communication, personal growth, and real-world application opportunities. Financial aid is also available to those who qualify. Classes are offered once a week with a weekly learning team concept.
The curriculum of the University is approved by the Texas Workforce Commission for the education of eligible veterans, active duty personnel, and eligible dependents of veterans. The Veterans Administration (VA) requires that each veteran receiving educational benefits be enrolled for courses, which lead to a degree. A veteran may not receive benefits for courses, which he/she has already received, credit, for courses, which are in excess of degree requirements, or for courses that do apply toward a planned degree.
The Registrar of the University, who is the certifying official, should be advised when VA certification for enrollment is needed. The student must report to the certifying official each semester for certification or when initiating any change in enrollment status.
What is Needed
Those veterans who have not received benefits before should complete a VA Form 22-1990 – Application for VA Benefits, provide a copy of your DD214, and supporting documents for any dependents you wish to claim.
Those dependents who are applying for benefits for the first time must complete a VA Form22-5490 – Application for VA benefits – Son or Daughter.
Any veteran or dependent who has received benefits at another institution must complete VA Form 22-1995 - Request to Change Program or Place of Training and provide official copies of your transcript.
A VA Form 22-1999 – Enrollment Certification will be sent of VA each semester indicating the training time for each veteran or dependent.
Any reduction in training time (full time to three-fourths, full time to half time) will result in a VA Form 22-1990b being sent to VA so that benefits can be adjusted accordingly.
Veteran’s Assistance (Post 9/11 And Other VA Benefits)
New GI Bill Benefits
If you were on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, you now have a new option to help pay for your education.
Effective August 1, 2009, the new GI Bill benefits are available to eligible military service members: (The benefits may be transferred to your dependent children).
1. Tuition and fees are covered up to the most expensive public school tuition and fees;
2. A monthly housing allowance of $1,240.00; and
3. A stipend for books and supplies up to $1,000.00 per year.
Traditional VA Benefits
If you are not approved to receive VA benefits from the new Post 9/11 program, you may still be eligible to receive benefits from the traditional VA programs. The most common are Chapter 30, Chapter 31 and Chapter 34/30.
Yellow Ribbon Program
To further assist Post 9/11 veterans, institutions whose tuition and fees exceed the state’s highest public school tuition and fees may participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
If you are interested in the Yellow Ribbon Program, please contact the VA Representative at 512.505.3082.
Monthly VA Payment Amounts
Click here to view monthly VA payment amounts. (See Attached PDF)
VA Online Application
Please do not forget to give a copy of your DD214 to the Registrar. The Registrar’s office is located in Agard-Lovinggood, 2nd floor.