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Military and Veteran Services

Serving veterans and their families.

UTA has a long and proud tradition of serving veterans and their families, dating back to the University’s founding in 1895 and the establishment of the Carlisle Military Academy in 1902. It’s part of our DNA.

Veterans and their families are a valued and vital component of our campus community. We are constantly looking for ways to ease their transition to college and to provide a full range of services to help them adapt and succeed in their academic pursuits.

The hub of activity for information and services for veterans is the Military and Veteran Services, which includes tutoring, mentoring, financial aid, assistance with GI Bill applications, or simply a place to relax and unwind between classes. For more information contact James Kumm, Executive Director for Veteran Programs, at

Veterans Upward Bound is a free program for veterans and their dependents who meet eligibility requirements. It is designed to motivate and assist veterans in developing skills necessary for acceptance to and success in a program of postsecondary education.

The Veteran Benefits Certification Office assists veterans and their family members with certification of their Federal VA and State of Texas Hazlewood Act benefits.


The Maverick Battalion recruits, trains and develops the future leaders of our Army. This is an opportunity for veterans to leverage their invaluable experience, pursue a commission and return to service as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves, Army National Guard or Active Component.

Veteran OrientationFIND YOUR BEARINGS
In New Maverick Orientation designed especially for veterans, we’ll ensure you have a clear understanding of veteran benefits, how to certify, and information on the services and resources available to you here at UTA. In appreciation for your service, veterans are not charged an orientation fee.

Student VeteransJOIN A COMMUNITY
The Maverick Veterans (MavVets) is UTA’s Student Veterans of America Chapter. Providing veterans and their family members on campus networking with community leaders, access to veteran scholarships, community service opportunities, and more. There is no fee to join, no major specifications, and no minimum GPA. All undergraduate and graduate student veterans are welcome.

Veteran salutesSALUTE
UTA’s SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society inductions are held each year on or near Veterans Day. Our SALUTE inductees participate in an annual service project and are responsible for conducting the induction ceremony. SALUTE requirements.

Student Veteran Workshop SeriesGO OUT WITH STYLE
In appreciation of your service, we would like to recognize your achievement with the Veterans Cord to wear at your graduation. You must be a graduating student during the semester you are making your request. Please note that the Veteran Graduation Cords are intended for Veterans and does not apply to dependents of veterans. Request deadlines are May 1 for spring graduates and December 1 for summer/fall graduates. Request your cords online (login required).

UTA offers a number of services that will help veterans with every aspect of college life. From money management to physical and mental health services and beyond, we’ve got you covered.