Veterans as Students

Lamar Institute of Technology holds a contract for educating veterans under the Vocational Rehabilitation Law, known as Public Law Number 16, and is an approved institution of higher education for veterans under Public Law Number 346 and Public Law Number 550.

Lamar Institute of Technology is a Service member Opportunity College (SOC). Veterans are encouraged to complete admissions and testing requirements 90 to 120 days prior to the semester for which they wish to enroll. Additional information may be obtained by visiting the office or calling (409) 880-8437.

Veterans who are interested in continuing their education should secure approval from the Office of Veterans’ Affairs. The Veteran’s Affairs Office is available to assist veterans in obtaining their educational benefits. The office also provides advice on program and training opportunities, academic assistance, and advising.

Veterans that apply to LIT and that were honorably discharged are not required to complete an Assessment test before enrolling in classes. However, they are strongly encouraged to take the TSI assessment to help determine the most successful course of action for their education.

The Veterans’ Affairs Office is located in the Wimberly Student Services Building, Room 101 on the Lamar University campus. Students may communicate with the office in writing (Veteran's Services, P.O. Box 10017, LU Station Beaumont, TX 77710) or by calling (409-880-8998).