At the University of St. Thomas, we are honored to serve those who have served our country. As the Senior Executive Director of the Veteran Success Center, it is my privilege to extend a warm welcome to all our veteran students, active-duty service members, reservists, and military-connected family members.

We recognize and appreciate the dedication, sacrifice, and commitment our veteran students have demonstrated through their service to our nation. Your unique experiences, skills, and perspectives enrich our campus community and contribute to the vibrant tapestry of diversity that defines the University of St. Thomas.

Our Veteran Success Center is committed to supporting you throughout your academic journey and beyond. Whether transitioning from military service to college life, navigating the complexities of GI Bill benefits, or seeking resources to enhance your academic and personal success, our dedicated team is here to assist you every step of the way.

500X330_VSC_IntroFrom personalized academic coaching and career counseling to veteran-specific programming and support services, we ensure you have the resources and assistance needed to thrive at UST. We understand the unique challenges and opportunities facing veteran students, and we are committed to providing you with the support, guidance, and resources you need to achieve your academic and professional goals.

Thank you for your service, dedication, and commitment to excellence. We are proud to support you on your journey to success and look forward to celebrating your achievements as valued members of the university community.

- Dr. Trisha Ruiz, Senior Executive Director

The University of St. Thomas does not accept the Hazlewood Act, but we do accept the major GI Bills®. You can use any of the following GI Bills® to complete your undergraduate degree, complete your graduate degree or pursue a graduate degree for the first time:

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at benefits.va.gov/gibill. As a private, catholic university, the University of St. Thomas does not accept the Texas Hazlewood Act as this exemption is reserved for Texas public colleges and universities only.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The VA has a cap on the amount of money they can pay per student, per academic year.

However, if you have a Post-9/11 GI Bill® that pays 100% of your tuition costs, the Yellow Ribbon Program* permits the University and the VA to provide matching funds to cover any costs that exceed the VA cap so you have no out-of-pocket costs.

*Nursing degrees excluded

UST Veteran Scholarships

The University of St. Thomas strives to make quality catholic education affordable for our military-connected students. We are invested in financially supporting deserving veterans to help them academically succeed with less financial stress.

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Resources and Support Services

Available resources and support services specifically tailored to the needs of veteran students:

College Credit For Your Military Service!

BuringGlass_History-2 500x330The NEW Integrated Studies BAAS degree allows you to get your degree with THREE MINORS instead of a traditional major.  ONE of your minors, up to 45 credit hours, can come from military or other technical alternative credits.  Save time and money, use the training you have and add skills you need.  CEOs want employees who can read, think, write, and present with cultural and ethical awareness.  CEOs want employees who can think creatively!