Texas Community Colleges
VA & Active Military
Texas Veterans Portal

Veterans eligible for assistance under one of the Veterans Administration programs should apply through the regional VA office which serves their area. The certification of enrollment required at the beginning of each academic year will be submitted to the VA by the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar will assist veterans and eligible dependents with problems relating to their training program. The Registrar handles the certification of attendance. Twelve semester hours are considered a full load by the Veterans Administration.

Veterans who were residents of Texas at the time of enlistment in the Armed Forces and who are not eligible for Federal assistance may apply for exemption from payment of tuition under the Hazelwood Act. A certified copy of the veteran’s discharge papers must be filed when the application is made through the Office of the Registrar.

In order to maintain Veterans Administration assistance, a student must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (“C” Average) each semester on all work needed for graduation.



Checklist for Students Using Veterans’ Affairs Assistance (pdf)

GoArmyEd - GoArmyEd is the virtual gateway for all eligible Active Duty, National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers to request Tuition Assistance (TA) online, anytime, anywhere for classroom and distance learning. It allows Soldiers to manage their education records including college classes, testing, on-duty classes and Army Education Counselor support. https://www.goarmyed.com/login.aspx

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) - was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. SOC functions in cooperation with 15 higher education associations, the Department of Defense, and Active and Reserve Components of the Military Services to expand and improve voluntary postsecondary education opportunities for servicemembers worldwide. SOC is funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) through a contract with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The contract is managed for DoD by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).

Texas Veterans Commission - The Texas Veterans Commission is a State agency assisting veterans and their families with federal and state veterans benefits and services.

United States Department of Veterans affairs

Hazelwood Act - The Hazlewood Act provides qualified veterans, spouses, and children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition and fee exemptions at state-supported colleges or universities.


For more information or assistance, contact:

Donna Morris

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