Veterans Center

Welcome to the Veterans Center Website

Veterans Center FAQ

VA Drop In Advising

The Veterans Center helps all eligible veterans obtain financial assistance and information on Texas and Federal Veterans Benefits while they attend Northeast Lakeview College. The college participates in educational programs provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Priority registration each semester is for all currently enrolled students.

Priority Deadlines to request Federal Certification and/or Hazlewood Exemption

  • Summer – April 22
  • Fall – July 15
  • Spring 2022 - December 5

Documents must be accurate and complete by the deadline. We cannot guarantee that GI Bill certification requests and Hazlewood exemption applications submitted after these dates will be processed by the first day of the semester, although we will continue to accept these documents until the end of the respective term.

Check your ACES email regularly for communication from the Veterans Center

Supporting documentation may be attached by clicking the paperclip icon located on the DocuSign form.

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Texas Hazlewood Exemption

Hazlewood 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 at public institutions of higher education in Texas. This does NOT include living expenses, books, or supply fees.

 Refer to the website for the most updated information: https://www.tvc.texas.gov/education/hazlewood-act/

 

Federal Veteran Benefit Options

CH 30 - Montgomery GI Bill® & CH 1606 Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill®

Chapter 30/1606/1607

Required Forms

  1. Request for Certification

  2. Deferment (If applicable)

Required Supporting Documents For

New Student

  1. Certificate of eligibility
  2. Member 4 copy of DD214

  3. Copy of student’s photo ID

 

Required Supporting Documents for Returning Student

  1. Copy of student’s photo ID


3 simple steps to use your VA education benefit:

1.  Click here for the Instruction 

2.  Click here to download Adobe PDF forms - Tuition Deferment Request

  • Complete the fillable forms
  • Save file to your device

3.  Click here to submit your Enrollment Certification Request via DocuSign.

  • Be sure to include all supporting documents if this is your first time using this benefit at NLC
  • Don't forget to use your ACES Student email account.

Using Hazlewood with your VA education benefit?  Click here and submit this information as well.

WAVE - Verify your monthly enrollment

CH 31 - Veterans Readiness & Employment (Formerly VocRehab)

Veterans Employment & Readiness (VR&E)

Chapter 31

Required Forms

  1. Request for Certification

  2. Deferment (If applicable)

Required Supporting Documents for New & Returning Students

  1. Purchase order for tuition (This will be sent to us by your VR&E Case Manager)

  2. Copy of student’s photo ID


3 simple steps to use your VA education benefit:

1.  Click here for the Directions 

2.  Click here to download Adobe PDF forms for Tuition Deferment Request

  • Complete the fillable forms
  • Save file to your device

3.  Click here to submit your Enrollment Certification Request via DocuSign.

  • Be sure to include all supporting documents if this is your first time using this benefit at NLC.
  • Don't forget to use your ACES Student email account.
CH 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill®

Post-9/11 GI Bill®

Chapter 33

Required Forms

  1. Request for Certification

  2. Deferment (If applicable)

Required Supporting Documents for New Student

  1. Certificate of eligibility (Veteran / Dependent)

  2. Member 4 copy of DD214 (Veteran)

  3. Military transcript (Veteran)

  4. Copy of student’s photo ID

 

Required Supporting Documents for Returning Student

  1. Copy of student’s photo ID


3 simple steps to use your VA education benefit:

  1.   Click here for the Directions 
  2.   Click here to download Adobe PDF forms for Tuition Deferment Requests.
    • Complete the fillable forms
    • Save file to your device
  3.   Click here to submit your Enrollment Certification Request via DocuSign.
    • Be sure to include all supporting documents if this is your first time using this benefit at NLC.
    • Don't forget to use your ACES Student email account.

Less than 100% eligible for CH33 and using Hazlewood with your VA education benefit?

 Click here and submit your Hazlewood information as well.

CH 35 - Dependents Education Assistance Program

Dependents Education Assistance Program

Chapter 35

Required Forms

  1. Request for Certification

  2. Deferment (If applicable)

Required Supporting Documents for New Student

  1. Certificate of eligibility
  2. Claim # (Sponsor’s SSN)

  3. Copy of student’s photo ID 

 

Required Supporting Documents for Returning Student

  1. Claim # (Sponsor’s SSN)

  2. Copy of student’s photo ID


3 simple steps to use your VA education benefit:

  1.  Click here for the Directions 
  2.  Click here to download Adobe PDF forms for Tuition Deferment Requests
    • Complete the fillable forms
    • Save file to your device
  3.   Click here to submit your Enrollment Certification Request via DocuSign.
    • Be sure to include all supporting documents if this is your first time using this benefit at NLC.
    • Don't forget to use your ACES Student email account.

Using Hazlewood with your VA education benefit? 

Click here and submit this information as well.

Hazlewood Dependent / Spouse & Child

Hazlewood – Spouse/Child 

Required Forms

  1. Request for Certification

  2. Deferment (If applicable)

Required Supporting Documents for New Student

  1. Certificate of eligibility (If a veteran served on or after 9/11/01)

  2. Hazlewood application
  3. Hours printout from Hazlewood online database for student
  4. Member 4 copy of DD214

  5. Copy of veteran’s disability rating decision letter

  6. Copy of student’s birth certificate (If child)

  7. Copy of student’s marriage certificate (If spouse)

  8. Copy of student’s Texas driver license or photo ID


Required Supporting Documents for Returning Student

  1. Hazlewood application for continued enrollment
  2. Copy of student's Hazlewood hours report
  3. Copy of photo ID


3 simple steps to use your Hazlewood Exemption benefit:

1.  Click here for the Directions 

2.  Click here to download Adobe PDF forms for Tuition Deferment Request

  • Complete the fillable forms
  • Save file to your device

3.  Click here to submit your Enrollment Certification Request via DocuSign.

  • Be sure to include all supporting documents if this is your first time using this benefit at NLC.
  • Don't forget to use your ACES Student email account.
Hazlewood Legacy

Hazlewood – Legacy 

Required Forms

  1. Request for Certification

  2. Deferment (If applicable)

Required Supporting Documents for New Student

  1. Certificate of eligibility (If veteran served on or after 9/11/01)

  2. Hazlewood application
  3. Hours printout from Hazlewood online database for veteran and student
  4. Member 4 copy of DD214

  5. Copy of student’s birth certificate

  6. Copy of student’s Texas driver license or ID

 

Required Supporting Documents for Returning Student

  1. Hazlewood application for continued enrollment
  2. Copy of student's Hazlewood hours report
  3. Copy of student’s Texas driver license or ID


3 simple steps to use your Hazlewood Exemption benefit:

1.  Click here for the Directions 

2.  Click here to download Adobe PDF Enrollment Request Form.

  • Complete the fillable forms
  • Save file to your device

3.  Click here to submit your Enrollment Certification Request via DocuSign.

  • Be sure to include all supporting documents if this is your first time using this benefit at NLC.
  • Don't forget to use your ACES Student email account.
Hazlewood Veteran

Hazlewood - Veteran

Required Forms

  1. Request for Certification

  2. Deferment (If applicable)

Required Supporting Documents for New Student

  1. Certificate of Eligibility (If a veteran served on or after 9-11-2001)

  2. Hazlewood application
  3. Hours printout from Hazlewood online database
  4. Member 4 copy of DD214

  5. Copy of student’s Texas driver license or ID

 

Required Supporting Documents for Returning Student

  1. Hazlewood application for continued enrollment
  2. Copy of student's Hazlewood hours report
  3. Copy of Texas driver license or ID


3 simple steps to use your Hazlewood Exemption benefit:

1.  Click here for the Directions 

2.  Click here to download Adobe PDF forms for Enrollment Certification Request.

  • Complete the fillable forms
  • Save file to your device

3.  Click here to submit your Enrollment Certification Request via DocuSign.

  • Be sure to include all supporting documents if this is your first time using this benefit at NLC.
  • Don't forget to use your ACES Student email account.
Tuition Assistance (TA)

Tuition Assistance for Military

DoD Tuition Assistance Funded Students

Students should always consult their service education office before engaging in any voluntary education endeavor.  It's the students' responsibility to know the Tuition Assistance (TA) process and policy for their branch of service and to ensure tuition balances are paid by the payment deadline.  Contact your SAC-VA Academic Advisor or our Alamo Colleges Installation Representatives if you have questions.

Airforce Information -

Tuition assistance must be requested no earlier than 45 days prior to the semester start date and no later than 7 days prior to the semester start date.  Active Duty Air Force members should apply for TA through their Air Force Portal account at the Air Force Virtual Education Center site.  Questions should be directed to your Air Force Education Office. 

Army Information  

Tuition assistance must be requested no earlier than 60 days prior to the semester start date and approved no later than 10 days prior to the semester start date.  Active Duty Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserves should apply for TA through their GoArmyEd account.  Questions should be directed to your Army Education Office
Create a GoArmyEd account     Army TA Overview

Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Information -

Please direct Tuition Assistance questions to your unit education liaison or your service Education Office.Navy: Download the free voluntary education Navy College Program App from the Google Play  or iTunes online stores by searching "Navy College Program". 

Paying with Tuition Assistance (TA)

Registration periods have corresponding payment deadlines.  TA must be submitted to the college (once approved and signed) for processing by the payment deadline associated with the date of registration.  TA funding documents are not processed on the weekends (or holidays) unless the campus Business Office is scheduled to be open for business.s Students who fail to turn in their approved TA forms and pay outstanding balances will be dropped for non-payment.  

  1. Register for courses 
  2. Request TA
  3. Know your payment deadline
  4. Request payment extension if necessary
  5. Submit approved TA to college for processing before the payment deadline
  6. Pay all other balance not covered by TA through your ACES account 

Submit your TA payments by email to NLC-VA@ALAMO.EDU or to your NLC-VA Academic Advisor. 

Payment Deadline Calendar 

During the months of June and July, the college operates on a 4-day work week, closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  TA documents must be turned in no later than 1500 on the Thursday before payment deadlines in order to be processed.  Students may opt at any time to enroll themselves in a payment plan online through their student account to secure their courses.

Payment Extension Request for Pending TA

If your payment deadline is prior to funding approval, you may request a payment extension. A payment extension may be granted for those eligible for Tuition Assistance (TA). 
Please refer to our Payment Deferment Form 

DoD Funded Tuition Rates

Schedule of Tuition and Fees

Other Funding Sources

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 
Scholarship Information

Refunds and Billing

Students using TA funding should always check with their NLC-VA Academic Advisor before making any schedule changes.  Students are responsible for understanding the implications of schedule changes, including adds, drops, and withdrawals and their effect on student accounts.  Students are responsible for all charges incurred, including those not covered by TA and/or resulting from the return of unearned TA funds.

Questions regarding schedule changes and TA billing should be discussed with the individual's service or MyCAA before changes are made.

Return of Unearned TA refund policy

Student Refund Schedule

Alamo Colleges Installation Offices

Fort Sam Houston
Building 2248, Room 207
(210) 486-2001
Email Fort Sam Houston Representatives

Lackland Air Force Base
Building 5725, Room 144
(210) 486-2001
Email Lackland AFB Representatives

Randolph Air Force Base
Building 210, Room 10
(210) 486-2001
Email Randolph AFB Representatives