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Important COVID-19 Update

Following the order from Harris County, and to protect the health and safety of the UHCL community, all campus operations will continue online, and access to campus will be limited to only essential personnel. Stay home and stay safe, Hawks.

Veteran Services will be offering services via email or online, by appointment only.   

If you have any questions related to our services or to schedule an appointment, please email vso@uhcl.edu.


 

Will resident courses (face-to-face, or hybrid courses with a face-to-face component) that have been converted to online impact my Monthly Housing Allowance?

Based on Senate Bill 3503, which was signed into law March 21, 2020, changes in course modality will not be submitted to the VA when conversion due to COVID-19 precautions is the only factor. This special authority is approved from March 1, 2020 through December 21, 2020.

Note: Other changes in enrollment status (non-COVID-19 related) must still be reported and may affect payments.

Summer 2020 Resident Courses

4-Week Courses5-Week Courses8-Week CoursesMini Sessions

Fall 2020 Resident Courses

15-Week Courses8-Week Session 1 Courses 8-Week Session 2 Courses 

For questions or concerns not related to Veteran Services please contact the Dean of Students Office.

Dean of Students Assistance Request Form

For university and health alert updates related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UHCL Health Alert webpage.


The Office of Veteran Services continues to monitor COVID-19, particularly in regards to resources for Veterans. Our office has complied a list of resources which you will find below to better assist students who may need assistance in the following areas: 

  Transition Support
 

Texas Veterans Commission
https://www.tvc.texas.gov/ 
TVC provides support for disability claims, education benefits, employment, and much more. Their mission is to advocate for and provide superior service to veterans that will significantly improve the quality of life for all Texas veterans, their families, and survivors. 

Combined Arms Houston
https://combinedarms.us/services/ 
Combined Arms provides extensive support to military members and their families as they transition to civilian life, bringing together a multitude of veteran-focused nonprofits to provide comprehensive services.  

Wounded Warrior Project ®
https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ 
The WWP mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses, or wound, co-incident to your military service on or after September 11, 2001. You may also be eligible for the program if you are the family member or caregiver of a Wounded Warrior. 

Veterans Land Board
https://vlb.texas.gov/  
The VLB offers land, home and home improvement loans; nine long-term care homes; four Texas State Veterans Cemeteries; the Voices of Veterans Oral History Program and the VLB Call Center. 

Career and Recovery Resources Veteran Assistance
https://www.careerandrecovery.org/veteran-services/  
CRR serves transitioning military members, reservists, National Guard members, veterans of all eras and ranks, military and veteran spouses, and dependents under 25 living with a veteran or military sponsor. Services include emergency temporary financial assistance, placement & screening services, skills analysis & soft skills programs and retention services: assistance and follow-up to ensure a successful placement. 

Grace After Fire
https://www.graceafterfire.org/  
With peer-to-peer support, financial needs assistance, and social events, Grace After Fire’s mission is to provide the means for women veterans to gain self-knowledge and self-renewal. 

Lone Star Legal Aid
https://lonestarlegal.blog/services/mvu/ 
The Military and Veterans Unit of Lone Star Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to low-income military veterans, dependents, and surviving spouses across 72 counties.  

  Employment and Career Support
 

Texas Workforce Commission (Just for Veterans)
https://twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/just-veterans  
Maximize your employment opportunities as you transition into civilian life. Search for jobs, receive priority service at Texas Workforce Solutions offices and get information on transition assistance and benefits. 

Dress for Success
https://dfshouston.org/ 
The mission of Dress for Success Houston is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and life. 

Career Gear Houston
https://www.careergearhouston.org/index.html
Career Gear Greater Houston (CGGH) empowers men, male youth, & veterans who are striving to overcome economic disadvantage. Offering professional attire & career coaching necessary to gain employment. 

Goodwill Houston
https://www.goodwillhouston.org/jobs/job-career-services/for-veterans/
Goodwill Houston helps veterans as they re-integrate into the civilian labor market after military service or overcome other barriers to employment, serving all military veterans, regardless of discharge status or time in service. 

Premium LinkedIn Subscription
https://socialimpact.linkedin.com/programs/veterans/premiumform 
LinkedIn offers U.S. service members and veterans a free 1-year Premium Career subscription, including one year of access to LinkedIn Learning. 

  Health Services
 

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
https://www.houston.va.gov/
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center serves as the primary health care provider for more than 113,000 Veterans in southeast Texas.  

Women Veterans Health Care
https://www.womenshealth.va.gov/WOMENSHEALTH/index.asp 
Women Veterans Health Care program mission addresses the health care needs of women veterans and works to ensure that timely, equitable, high-quality, comprehensive health care services are provided in a sensitive and safe environment at VA health facilities nationwide. 

VA Mental Health Guide
https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/information_for.asp 
Mental health resources for transitioning and veteran service members, friends and family of service members, and more.  

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/veterans/ 
1-800- 273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) Veterans press “1” or text 838255. Chat function is also available through the website. 
Suicide prevention resources for veterans as well as their family and friends.  

DoD Safe Helpline
https://safehelpline.org/
Sexual assault support for the DoD community. Safe Helpline has created six ways for members of the Department of Defense community to access anonymous, confidential, and secure support and information, 24/7— getting you access to the help you need, anytime, anywhere. 

VA Caregiver Support
https://www.caregiver.va.gov/index.asp 
VA has two programs for caregivers: The Program of General Caregiver Support Services (eligible Veterans all eras) and the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (eligible post-9/11 Veterans).

  Records and Benefit Management
 

National Archives (Veterans’ Service Records)
https://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records   
Most veterans and their next of kin can obtain free copies of their DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) and military service records through submitting a request to the National Archive. 

VA/DoD eBenefits
https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage  
Serves veterans, service members, wounded warriors, their family members, and their authorized caregivers. Offers self-service access to personal information, benefits applications, and employment resources.  
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs – https://www.va.gov/ 
Apply for, access, and manage VA benefits and health care.  
 
National Resource Directory
https://nrd.gov/ 
The National Resource Directory is a searchable database of resources vetted for Service members, veterans, family members and caregivers. 

Education and Training (VA Payment Rate Tables)
https://benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/resources/benefits_resources/rate_tables.asp 
Access current payment rates for your VA education benefit. 

Hazlewood Act (Up to 150 hours of tuition exemption for eligible veterans, spouses, and dependent children) 

Hazlewood Eligibility
https://www.tvc.texas.gov/education/hazlewood-act/ 

Hazlewood FAQs
https://www.tvc.texas.gov/education/hazlewood-act/hazlewood-faqs/ 

  Recreation and Discounts
 

Vet Tix
https://www.vettix.org/ 
Every week thousands of tickets are available to veterans, service members, and family members of those killed in action enabling them go to major sports games, concerts, and many other ticketed events. Vet Tix is committed to helping put veterans and service members (including Reserve and Guard) in empty seats at games and events across the nation.  

ID.me (Shop)
https://shop.id.me/military 
Popular military discounts sorted by vendor! 

GovX
https://www.govx.com/ 
Military and government discounts on tickets, travel, and goods!  

Thank you for your service to our country. University of Houston-Clear Lake believes it is our duty, honor and privilege to assist you with obtaining the education you deserve. At the Captain Wendell M. Wilson Office of Veteran Services, you will receive crucial help, advice, educational support and career counseling – and we will provide assistance with securing your VA benefits and taking advantage of all they can provide you.

The Office of Veteran Services is staffed by veterans just like you, and they are committed to creating a veteran-friendly campus so that your transition back to civilian life can be safe, healthy and productive.

Veterans Resources at UHCL

UHCL provides a wide range of degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels to meet a variety of interests and career objectives. Class times across campus are conducive to students who work full-time jobs to support their families, including multiple degree programs that are exclusively online or primarily in the evening. We want to help you achieve your educational goals.

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  • Capt. Wendell M. Wilson Office of Veteran Services

    Phone: 281-283-3071
    Fax: 281-226-7297
    Email: vso@uhcl.edu

    Student Services Classroom Building, 3.201
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 177
    Houston, TX 77058-1098

    Office hours:

    Fall/Spring Hours
    Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.