Veteran Education Benefits

Veteran Education Benefits

At Howard Payne University, we are honored to serve and provide exceptional academic programs for our military active duty, veterans and dependents. We appreciate your service and sacrifice, and are committed to your success. This commitment includes helping you build on your strengths so you can achieve the well-respected bachelor’s or graduate degree you deserve. Here are just a few of the ways Howard Payne University supports its military students.

  • Principles of Excellence
  • STEM Scholarship Program
  • Awards credit for CLEP exams
  • Federal Tuition Assistance
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Awards credit for military training
  • Veterans Benefits Transition Act of 2018
  • Career Counseling

VA Education Benefits at Howard Payne University

Howard Payne University’s academic programs are approved by the VA for students who desire to use any of the following VA Education Benefits:

· Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill® – Active Duty

· Chapter 31 – Veteran Readiness and Employment

· Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill®

· Chapter 35 – Survivors/Dependents Education Benefits

· Chapter 1606 – Reserve Education Assistance

Information about these VA benefits, as well as your eligibility for any of the benefits listed above can be found here or by calling 1-888-442-4551.

VA School Certifying Official at HPU

Howard Payne University’s VA School Certifying Official (SCO), Celeste Justice, offices in the Thompson Academic Complex, Room 310, Brownwood, TX. Here, Military benefits are processed for students attending HPU’s Brownwood, El Paso and New Braunfels campuses. If you have questions concerning VA benefits, please contact Celeste at

THE PROCESS for using VA Educational Benefits

  1. Apply for admission to HPU (Click Here)
  2. Apply for VA benefits (Click Here)
  3. Submit the following documents to the HPU SCO (

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