Veterans Center

Campus Closed for Fall Semester

ALL SERVICES ARE CURRENTLY VIRTUAL by ZOOM

Check your ACES email regularly for communication from the Veterans Center

(Processing of incomplete or inaccurate requests may be delayed. Certification of classes taken at other Alamo Colleges is subject to the processing times at the other institution. Parent Letters will be submitted by NVC-VA at time of NVC certification.)
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 Directions 

2.  Click here to download Adobe PDF forms

  • Complete the fillable forms
  • Save file to your device

3.  Click here to upload your forms and supporting documents to NVC-VA 

  • Be sure to include all supporting documents if this is your first time using this benefit at NVC,
  • 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

  • Complete the fillable forms
  • Save file to your device

3.  Click here to upload your forms and supporting documents to NVC-VA 

  • Be sure to include all supporting documents if this is your first time using this benefit at NVC,
  • 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

  • Complete the fillable forms
  • Save file to your device

3.  Click here to upload your forms and supporting documents to NVC-VA 

  • Be sure to include all supporting documents if this is your first time using this benefit at NVC,
  • 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

  • Complete the fillable forms
  • Save file to your device

3.  Click here to upload your forms and supporting documents to NVC-VA 

  • Be sure to include all supporting documents if this is your first time using this benefit at NVC,
  • 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 Veteran

Hazlewood - Veteran

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 9-11-2001)

  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

  • Complete the fillable forms
  • Save file to your device

3.  Click here to upload your forms and supporting documents to NVC-VA 

  • Be sure to include all supporting documents if this is your first time using this benefit at NVC,
  • 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 forms

  • Complete the fillable forms
  • Save file to your device

3.  Click here to upload your forms and supporting documents to NVC-VA 

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

  • Complete the fillable forms
  • Save file to your device

3.  Click here to upload your forms and supporting documents to NVC-VA 

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

About Veterans Center at NVC

Veterans seeking enrollment at Northwest Vista College are encouraged to contact the Department of Veterans Affairs for information regarding specific type of eligibility and extent of educational benefits coverage. The Northwest Vista College Veterans Center (Cypress Campus Center # 110) staff will assist students by providing certification of courses and electronically submitting such information to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Eligible veterans and dependents must declare an educational goal (i.e. follow an approved Northwest Vista College degree plan) in order to be eligible to receive educational benefits from the Department of the Veterans Administration. The VA will only pay for courses in the declared program and any exceptions require compliance with VA guidelines. 

 

Hours of Operation 

Mon-Wed: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-7:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
The first Saturday of every month 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Walk in Basis Daily 

 

Advising Services

Walk in Services:

  • Veterans Affairs Certification
  • Hazlewood Application/Renewal
  • Schedule Changes
  • General Questions

Appointment Services:

  • Graduation planning
  • Transfer Planning
  • Financial Aid Appeals
  • Academic Dismissal Petitions 

E-mail: muskrpo@vba.va.gov
Visit: http://www.vba.va.gov/ro/muskogee/index.htm  

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find out if I am eligible for VA benefits, the amount of payment and the length of my eligibility?

These questions may be directed to the VA by calling 1 (888) 442-4551 or by using the National And Regional Contact information listed above. Northwest Vista College provides certification of coursework only, we are not able to provide information regarding eligibility, payment, and other VA services.

I've never used my benefits before, how do I apply?
  • Apply online electronically at www.gibill.va.gov completing VONAPP
  • Download a PDF version of the application from the VA Web site
  • Meet with advising staff in NVC VA Center (Cypress Campus Center # 110)
How/when do I request certification of my courses?

Chapter 31 Students: Each semester, after registering for classes and prior to payment deadlines, a student must submit a Request for Certification to the NVC Veterans Center in order so that a student can receive his or her payment voucher to be taken to NVC Business Services for payment of tuition and fees. In addition, a current VA Form 28-1905 must be on file so that Veterans Affairs advisors may process a payment voucher and create Books and Supplies Voucher. Students requesting Chapter 31 certification should see an Academic Advisor in the NVC Veterans Center (Cypress Campus Center CCC-110).

Chapter 33 Students: Each semester, after registering for classes and prior to payment deadlines, a student must submit a Request for Certification to NVC Veterans Center in order so a student can receive his or her payment voucher to be taken to NVC Business Services for payment of tuition and fees.  Students requesting Chapter 33 certification should see an Academic Advisor in the NVC Veterans Center (Cypress Campus Center CCC-110). 

All other Chapters (30, 35, 1606, 1607): Each semester, after registration and confirmation of necessary payments to the College, students may seek certification with an Academic Advisor in the NVC Veterans Center (Cypress Campus Center CCC-110).  

It is the student's responsibility to request certification each semester of enrollment and to inform the NVC Veterans Center of any changes (adding, dropping, or switching courses) in enrollment status.

What if I have a Parent Letter from another institution?

Students seeking supplemental enrollment at Northwest Vista College should seek VA certification in the same manner as described above. Students will be required to provide a Parent Letter from their primary institution at the time of certification. 

What documents may I need to provide for certification?
  • VA Form DD-214, if separated from the military
  • VA Form 28-1905, if using Chapter 31 benefits
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
  • Copy of military transcript
  • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) letter
How do I allow my Basic Training to apply as college credit?

Northwest Vista College will grant academic credit for 4 semester hours of Kinesiology to Veterans who provide an official military transcript that supports successful completion of military basic training.

How do I allow my Basic Training to apply as college credit?

Students changing their enrollment status after certification are required to notify the NVC Veterans Center immediately. We will then notify the VA by submitting a Notice of Change in Student Status VA Form 22-1999b.

What about Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation)?

The Veterans Administration may provide educational assistance to qualified veterans under Vocational Rehabilitation Educational Services (Ch 31). Acceptance into this program will permit Northwest Vista College to offer courses for which the VA will pay tuition, fees, textbooks, school supplies, and a living allowance for the student. Every semester of enrollment will require that an approved veteran visit the NVC Veterans Center and participate in the administrative process necessary for the delivery of VA educational benefits. 

What about the Hazlewood Act?

The Hazlewood Act (Article 2654-B-1) aids veterans who have exhausted all of their VA educational benefits. A legal resident of Texas is exempt from payment of tuition and certain required fees when the applicant meets certain criteria.

VR&E (CH31) Bookstore Guidance

HOW TO ORDER YOUR SUMMER MATERIALS FOR THE ALAMO BOOKSTORES     

Because the bookstore is closed and classes will be online, the bookstore is going to create accounts for Veterans to order books and supplies online through the bookstore website.  

To access your VA accounts online, you will need your campus student ID number, as that will be linked to the supply and book voucher.  

You will need to place two orders, one for books and one for supplies - as you would do two transactions in the bookstore at the registers

NVC Bookstore

Once you have logged into your specific campus bookstore website you will see a link to shop by student ID:

Enter your student ID, and hit enter.  You will be brought to a second page, where you confirm your college and the term.

Once you select “Find Courses”, you will be taken to your list of courses, where you will select which books you are looking to purchase.  Make your selections based on the required materials.

Once you have made your selections, proceed to checkout.  Create an account using your .edu email address, and confirm your shipping and billing address.  Once you get to the payment method screen you will see your payment options.  For VA, you will have to select the option for Bookstore Charge Account as seen below:

Once you have selected that, enter your full campus student ID number and select Find accounts.  You will see two accounts, one for books, one for supplies.  Select the appropriate account.

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot use the full available balance on your textbook account - we place a large limit  to ensure it covers all REQUIRED books.  If your book total is only $50 you cannot spend the excess.  YOU CAN ONLY PURCHASE THE BOOKS LISTED FOR YOUR CLASS.

Before you continue, you must check mark that you understand the terms and conditions of using the VA accounts online for both textbooks:   and for supplies:

Once you have checked the box, and clicked “Pay with This” you can finalize and complete your order.  You will receive an email with your order confirmation number, and once your order ships, a tracking number will be provided via that email address.

You will repeat the order process for your Supplies account, shopping for the standard supplies, such as pens, pencils, notebooks, highlighters, etc.

 

The Office of Veterans Affairs assists all eligible veterans obtain financial assistance and information on Veterans Benefits while they attend San Antonio College.

Students using VA education and Veterans Readiness & Employment (VR&E)(formerly VocRehab), Hazlewood and Tuition Assistance benefits request certification of benefits through their home campus each semester.

Benefit certification requests should be submitted well in advance of the payment deadlines if the benefit being used will cover all or part of the student's tuition bill.    

Note: Students utilizing Chapter 30 and Chapter 1606 must log in to the WAVES online system and verify their enrollment each month on the first day of the month to ensure timely payment of benefit stipend.