Stephen F. Austin State University

Veterans

Using VA Benefits

Using Benefits for the First Time

Apply for benefits at the following link: https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/apply.asp

View the chapter benefit checklist here. Forms are not yet available online. Veterans may obtain copies by contacting the Registrar's Office using the information below.

Used VA Benefits at Previous Institution

Please supply VA Education Benefit paperwork from prior institution to SFA School Certifying Official.

View the chapter benefit checklist here. Forms are not yet available online. Veterans may obtain copies by contacting the Registrar's Office using the information below.

Contact Us

Registrar's Office

Rusk Building, Room 202

Andrew Roybal-Cano - Verification Specialist & VA School Certifying Official

Email: vaservices@sfasu.edu

Veteran Resources

Texas Veterans Commission

The Texas Veterans Commission was created in 1927 as the State Service Office to assist Veterans of the Indian Wars, Spanish-American War and World War I. Our purpose has always been to act as the state-appointed advocate of Texas veterans as they attempt to secure the benefits rightfully earned in exchange for their service in our nation's armed forces.

http://www.tvc.state.tx.us/Home.aspx

Texas Veterans Portal

The Texas Veterans Portal is a resource for Veterans, their families, and their survivors. We have compiled helpful information from many government agencies, where you can easily locate the assistance, services, and benefits needed.

http://veterans.portal.texas.gov/en/Pages/default.aspx

Veteran Crisis Line

If you're a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, responders at the Veterans Crisis Line online chat offer help that can make a difference. Caring, qualified VA professionals are standing by to provide free and confidential support. Use the Veterans Chat to get online support anonymously, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year -even if you're not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. Responders will work with you to help you get through any personal crisis, even if that crisis does not involve thoughts of suicide.

Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

Text 838255

Support for deaf and hard of hearing: 1-800-799-4889

Homeless Veterans Chat

http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ChatTermsOfService.aspx?account=Veterans%20Chat

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The VFW strives to provide each individual service member with the support needed and deserved. The programs offered through VFW National Military Services (NMS), aim to lessen the burden on the men and women who have sacrificed to ensure our freedom. Helping military families weather long deployments through free phone time and military family activities, as well as providing emergency financial assistance to those experiencing a dire financial situation are just a few of the ways VFW works to support our brave men and women.

https://www.vfw.org/

VetJobs

VetJobs assist transitioning military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members and Veterans who have separated over the last several decades and are now productive members of the civilian workforce and their families. VetJobs is available to assist ALL members of "The United States Military Family." This includes Officer and Enlisted, Active Duty, Transitioning Military, Reservists, Veterans, and Retirees, of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Merchant Marine, National Guard, Navy, NOAA and Public Health Service along with Trailing Spouses, Eligible Former Spouses, Widows, Widowers and Dependents and DOD civilians.

VetJobs is a leading source for candidates with security clearances!

http://www.vetjobs.com/