Resources for Veteran and Military Connected Students

UTA Resources

Academic Success
Schools and Colleges on Campus
As a student at The University of Texas at Arlington, you have access to career resources through your affiliated School or College, which exist to help graduating seniors find gainful employment in their desired field.

Veteran Dedicated Academic Advisor – University College
Christopher Horn, M.A. christopher.horn@uta.edu
For Veterans seeking guidance on coursework and available programs before they have declared a major.

UTA Army ROTC
Army ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It prepares you with the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition, too. You will have a normal college student experience like everyone else on campus, but when you graduate, you will be an Officer in the Army.

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB)
UT Arlington Veterans Upward Bound is a FREE program for qualified veterans designed to motivate and assist in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of post-secondary education. The following services are provided for veterans in the program: refresher classes; weekly tutoring sessions; assistance with financial aid and college applications; academic and career counseling; personal counseling and peer to peer mentoring; connection to community resources; and participation in community and program events. The primary goal of the program is to increase the rate at which participants enroll and complete postsecondary education programs.

UTA Deployment and Mobilization Information
A student who withdraws as a result of military service is to receive the following considerations according to Section 54.006 of the Texas Education Code: (1) receive a refund of tuition and fees (2) if eligible, be assigned a grade of incomplete (I) or (3) as determined by the instructor, receive a final grade or credit in courses where the student has satisfactorily completed a substantial amount of coursework and has demonstrated sufficient mastery of the course material.

Career Readiness
UTA Lockheed Martin Career Development Center
The mission of the UTA Lockheed Martin Career Center is to prepare our diverse student and alumni population, including Veterans, for success in their present and future careers by providing meaningful resources to help explore, identify, develop and peruse their personal and professional goals as well as to facilitate their connection to employment opportunities that match those goals.

Student Involvement
MavVets
(Student Veteran Organization)
The Maverick Veterans mission is to provide veterans a place to build camaraderie; foster campus involvement; facilitate community interaction and serve as a communication conduit between Veterans and the UTA campus. Whether you are a graduate or undergrad, all veterans, dependents and military-friendly Mavericks are welcome to join.

UTA Adaptive Recreation
The Adaptive Recreation program is a rewarding program that brings more disability recreational programs to the students with disabilities. Programming in this area includes invitations to students with disabilities from other college and university programs in the area, high school students with disabilities, able-bodied students who are studying disability sport and recreation programming, and people with disabilities in the community. Adaptive Recreation offers an intramural program that included a soccer clinic for visually impaired students, and wheelchair divisions in billiards, table tennis, badminton, 4-on-4 football, 3-on-3 basketball, boccia, tennis doubles and more.

Personal Assistance
UTA Health Services

The University of Texas Arlington Health Services is an AAAHC accredited outpatient (ambulatory) facility open 0800-1700, Monday through Friday, during the academic year. They are located between the University Center and the Business Building. They operate a Medical Clinic, Women’s Health Clinic, Mental Health Services and Health Promotion and Substance Abuse education. Best of all, we offer these services at a reduced cost when compared to the community. And if we can’t treat you at Health Services, you will be referred to other facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

UTA Counseling and Psychological Services
UT Arlington Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to helping students meet their full personal, academic, and career potential. Services are available to help students increase their understanding of personal issues address mental and behavioral health problems and make positive changes in their lives.

UTA Office for Students with Disabilities
They provide services to students with all types of disabilities here on campus. They invite you to read over the information provided on their website regarding resources and registration with us. Campus life here at UT Arlington offers many opportunities for students to engage with faculty, fellow students, and the community. They offer a very physically accessible campus and a dedicated staff of professionals waiting to assist and guide you.

The UTA Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Program
The UTA RVSP Program provides support and referral services; advocates for students affected by violence; promotes education and awareness of sexual assaults, relationship violence and stalking. The RVSP Program Coordinator will retain a supportive role, will seek to empower the survivor, and will be courteous and respectful regarding the survivor’s decision on a course of action.


Benefit Resources

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The GI Bill Website

Joint Services Transcript

eBenefits

Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE)
If you are attending an Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) or Non-College Degree (NCD) program and are receiving one of the following: Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty), Montgomery GI Bill (Selected Reserve), Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), or Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), then you need to verify your attendance every month before your payment can be issued. 1-877 VA-ECERT (1-877-823-2378) to verify by telephone.

Hazlewood Database for Students
The Hazlewood Database for Students is a state run database that students must register with when they begin using Hazlewood benefits. This database can be used to help students keep track of the number of credit hours used.


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