Veteran Affairs

The Veteran Certification office for the Middle Rio Grande Campuses is located at the Eagle Pass Office of Records and Registration. MRGC's Veteran Affairs is not a division of the United State Department of Veteran Affairs. The office serves as a liaison between the VA and those students of MRGC participating in a VA educational program. There is no official VA representative on campus. 

The Office of Admissions and Records assists with the processing of VA forms required for educational benefits. The contact person is Melissa Urrabazo at (830) 758-5041, Eagle Pass, Texas, who certifies student enrollment to the VA.

A student's entitlement is based upon the number of credit hours for which that student is enrolled. Therefore, the veteran's enrollment status and academic progress is closely monitored by the VA.

Veterans Assistance

If the VA finds a problem, the Veteran Affairs Regional Office will report the problem in writing, both to the student and to the Veteran's Certification office at MRGC. It is the responsibility of the student to report any letter that is sent to them by the VARO.

The MRGC Veteran's Certification officer will be glad to assist you and answer any question that she can. In order to assist each student with their VA certification, we need the student to ensure they fulfill their responsibilities under the VA program. 

Please view the links below, as they provide most of the information that is required to apply for VA benefits. 


Name Web Address Phone/E-Mail
Department of Veteran Affairs (800) 827-1000
Educational Benefits (888) 442-4551
Web Automated Verification Enrollment www/  
Regional Office - Muskogee OK (888) 442-4551
Texas Veterans Commission

(512) 463-5538

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