The SPC Veterans Affairs Office will assist any student who is eligible to receive federal educational benefits under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
The SPC VA Office will also assist with eligibility under the Hazlewood Exemption Act provided by the State of Texas.
Veteran Benefit Programs
Students wishing to use federal VA educational benefits should seek guidance through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs or the Veteran Affairs office at the college. Alamo College Veteran Affairs staff will assist students by providing certification of courses and transmitting such information to the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Veterans and dependents must declare a goal (follow and approved degree program) in order to be eligible to receive educational VA benefits. The VA will only pay for courses in the declared program and any exceptions require compliance with VA rules.
The benefit is designed to help service members and eligible veterans cover the costs associated with getting an education or training. The GI Bill has several programs and each is administrated differently — depending on a person's eligibility and duty status.
Hazelwood Act Exemption
The Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas benefit that provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas. This does NOT include living expenses, books, or supply fees.
For official Hazlewood information go to the Texas Veterans Commission: CLICK HERE FOR HAZLEWOOD INFORMATION
Students are exempt from payment of tuition and certain required fees at any school receiving support from the State of Texas.
Helpful Contacts & Websites
How to Apply:
Complete the Apply Texas
application. Submit official GED scores, high school transcripts, or college transcripts to the Records and Registration office. Apply for Financial Aid
. Submit THEA, ACCUPLACER, SAT, or ACT scores to the Testing Center office. Meet with an advisor, counselor, or faculty advisor. Register for classes via ACES
. Testing Information:
First Time In College students must take basic assessment tests in reading, writing and mathematics prior to being able to register for classes. See the Assessment Center if any of the following apply: Student has prior coursework from regionally accredited institutions. Student has SAT/ACT test scores within three (3) years of enrollment at the Alamo Colleges. Student has CLEP test results. Student has any other placement exam information from any previous institutions. For additional testing information visit the Testing Center page. Transcript Information:
Have your previous institution(s) send official transcripts and test scores to the following: St. Philip's College
Records/Transcripts 1801 Martin Luther King Dr. San Antonio, TX 78203 (Back to the Top)
Installation Education Centers
Lackland Education Center
1500 Wurtsmith St., Bulding 5725 Lackland AFB, TX 78236 210-671-2895 email@example.com Russell Gregg, Chief, Education & Training Fort Sam Houston Education Center
2408 N. New Braunfels Ave., Building 2246 Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 210-221-1738 firstname.lastname@example.org Carolyn E. Croft, Education Services Officer Randolph Education Center
301 B. Street West, Building 208 Randolph AFB, TX 78150 210-652-5964 email@example.com Laurie Murphy, Chief, Education & Training (Back to the Top)
Tuition Assistance & Financial Aid
Work Study Information:
Work study is available for military students enrolled full-time or 3/4 time and working on a college degree, vocational or professional program. Work study allowance is available under most education benefits programs (Chapters 30, 31, 33, 35, 1606, and 1607). A student can't work more that twenty-five (25) times the number of weeks they are enrolled. For example: 25 time x 16 weeks = 400 hours. The following type of VA related work qualifies: VA paperwork at schools or VA offices. Outreach services under VA supervision. Work at VA medical facilities or National Cemetery System offices. Work with the Veterans counselor at any of the Texas Workforce Commission offices. Work at Department of Defense facilities related to education benefits under the GI Bill.
For additional work study information working with the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), contact 1 (888) 442-4551 - DVA in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Helpful Financial Aid Links: FastWeb Cash for Your Education The Smart Student's Guide to Financial Aid Pat Tillman Military Scholarship to support educational opportunities for veterans, active service members and their dependents. (Back to the Top)