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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4513
Mon - Thu: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4 pm
Sat: 8:30am - 2:30pm


The Veterans Center is conducted on a walk-in basis. In order to avoid long waits, it is recommended you come in early to certify classes. All certifications are handled based on the order it was received. Once it has been processed, enrollment verification is submitted to the VA Regional Office in Muskogee, OK.

Our VA Advisors are always available to advise and assist veteran students while simultaneously working to submit your certification in a timely manner. However the process on NVC's end plus additional time for the Regional Office to process your benefits and payment can take anywhere between 6 to 8 weeks to finalize.

We encourage all new students and first time benefit users at the Alamo Colleges to view the VistaVET Workshop and Hazlewood Act Presentation so as to familiarize themselves with some of the basic office processes of the Vet Center.

In order to avoid delays in payment, it is imperative to report any necessary schedule changes, withdrawals, or canceled classes immediately to your VA Advisor.

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


Department of Veterans Affairs Educational Programs:

Benefits Checklist

VistaVET Workshop (PDF) | (PowerPoint)

Hazlewood Act Presentation (PDF) | (PowerPoint)

Admission Process

Hazlewood Exemption

Chapter 30 G.I. Bill Active Duty Educational Assistance Program

Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation Program

Chapter 33 Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2009

Chapter 35 Dependent Educational Assistance Program

Chapters 1606 and 1607 Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program


Advising Services:

  1. Walk in Services
    • VA Certification
    • Hazelwood Application/Renewal
    • Schedule Changes
    • General Questions
  2. Appointment Services
    • Graduation planning
    • Transfer Planning
    • Financial Aid Appeals
    • Academic Dismissal Petitions


Advising for Graduation should be done via appointment before October 31st.  Advising for Spring 2016 Available Now. 

Contact Information

Director: Betty Cunningham

Valerie Sommerville
Jennifer Barraclough
Robert Villarreal

Support Specialist: Ramon Moreira

Office Phone: 210-486-4417
Fax: 210-486-9870
Location: Cypress Campus Center (CCC-110)

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