Programs for Veterans

The University of Texas-Pan American would like to welcome you and thank you for your time of service! We are honored that you have chosen our University as your home for higher education and we hope to be of some assistance through your educational career here at UTPA. We have various types of programs that can provide financial assistance for service members and eligible dependents. Below you will find specific programs listed that will direct you to their respective links. If at any time you have questions or concerns, please feel free to come visit our Veterans Service Center or Student Financial Services Office.

You may click the links below to learn more about the programs for veterans available for eligible students pursuing a postsecondary education.


UTPA offers the following programs for veterans:


Federal Education Assistance Programs 

  • The Veterans Services Center at UTPA is dedicated to certifying federal benefits, providing counseling services and providing quality assistance for veterans.


State Military Exemptions                      

  • Exemptions allow special groups of Texas residents or nonresidents to enroll and pay a reduced amount of tuition and fees.


State Military Waivers 

  • Waivers allow special groups of nonresidents to enroll and pay a reduced nonresident tuition rate.


UTPA Valley Heroes Memorial Scholarship

  • To honor the fallen Valley Heroes who served our country in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Free in Afghanistan, UTPA has established the UTPA Valley Heroes Memorial Scholarship to be awarded to selected veteran students who have honorably served our country in active duty.



Veterans may also qualify for financial aid programs from different sources: Types of Aid



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