Stephen F. Austin State University


Honoring our student heroes

As a military-friendly university, SFA welcomes veterans from all branches of the United States military. You’ve worked hard serving your country, and we’re happy that you’ve decided to use your GI Bill education benefits to complete your degree with us.

Applying to SFA

Veterans can apply to SFA at any point in their post-secondary education.

Using the GI Bill and other veteran benefits

To enact your GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation or Dependents’ Educational Assistance benefits, submit the following items as applicable:

  • Certificate of eligibility. Apply for benefits using the following applications (Vets: 22-1990, Dependents: 22-1990E, Chapter 35: 22-5490)
  • DD-214 (Veterans only)
  • Military Transcripts (Veterans only)
  • Joint Services Transcript
    (Community College of the Air Force Transcripts will not be on the JST)
  • 28-1905 form (for Vocational Rehabilitation)
  • SFA VA paperwork, contact your School Certifying Official

Hazlewood Act Exemption

Still have questions about your military benefits?

If you have questions, you may contact the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs at 888.442.4551. Or contact the SFA Office of Admissions V.A. certifying officials at 936.468.2504.

We’re here to make sure veterans get the help they need.

Local veterans associations

Pineywoods Detachment 1189
Marine Corps League
P. O. Box 633781
Nacogdoches, Texas 75963-3781

Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post 3893, Nacogdoches, Texas
P.O. Box 630986
Nacogdoches, Texas 75961

American Legion Post 86, Nacogdoches, Texas
3110 Appleby-Sand Road
Nacogdoches, Texas 75965

Disabled American Veterans Nacogdoches Memorial Chapter 83
3110 Appleby-Sand Road
Nacogdoches, Texas 75965

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 931, Nacogdoches, Texas
3110 Appleby-Sand Road
Nacogdoches, Texas 75965

Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 1952, Nacogdoches, Texas
3110 Appleby-Sand Road
Nacogdoches, Texas 75965

Still Have Questions?

Learn more about your military benefits at our Veterans Resource Center (VRC.)


Key Dates

2017-2018 Academic Year

Application Opens
Aug. 1

Application Closes
Priority Benefits – Dec. 1
All other applicants – First class day

Decision Letters
2-3 weeks after completed application is received

Ready to Apply for Admissions?



Office of Admissions
Fax: 936.468.3149

Physical Address:
Rusk Building
Room 206

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13051, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

VA Disability Rating Requirement: 
No Disability Requirement
Discharges Allowed: 
General Under Honorable