Military-Affiliated & Veteran Students

As the top university in Texas for veterans, UT Austin takes great pride in ensuring veterans and military-affiliated students feel supported at every step of their academic journey.

Before You Apply

  1. Decide on your top three majors

    UT Austin has a competitive application process. There are times where students do not receive their first-choice major. Because of this, we recommend choosing three options and researching any prerequisites they require so you’re ready to apply.

    Find Your Major

  2. Determine what kind of applicant you are

    Freshman students have not been enrolled at a university as a full-time student before, while transfer students have. Learn which distinction is right for you and its subsequent deadlines on our Apply page.

  3. Explore your benefits and tuition options

    While our Office of Financial Aid provides a wide variety of financial aid and scholarships, we recommend visiting our Veteran and Military Services department to learn about options specifically for military-affiliated students. They can be reached at or by phone at 512- 232-2052.


See how our Longhorns in service are supported on the Forty Acres and beyond.

Veteran and Military Services

This university department is devoted to serving our military-affiliated and veteran Longhorns. From career services and academic support to information on benefits and activation procedures, this department provides a variety of resources to help our veteran students thrive at UT Austin.

Veteran and Military Services

Student Veteran Association

Our biggest student organization for Longhorn veterans. UT SVA provides a community for veterans to connect with each other and attend professional and personal development events.

Student Veteran Association


Military Training & Experience Credit

Tuition Assistance

Both federal and state tuition assistance is available to eligible military students. Learn more about these options.

Learn More

Federal Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

A benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. Be sure to contact for more information.

Texas Tuition Assistance

An educational benefit for active drilling members (not AGR) of the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard and Texas State Guard. To apply and learn more, visit the Texas Military Department.

Texas Military Department

Tuition Waivers