Veterans Affairs

The Office of Veterans Affairs assists all eligible veteran students obtain financial assistance and information on Veterans Benefits while they attend Palo Alto College. The college participates in educational programs provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. These programs include: 


Breakdown of Benefits and Eligibility

  • Chapter 30 - Montgomery G.I. Bill Active Duty Educational Assistance Program
  • Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation Program
  • Chapter 33 - Post-911 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2009
  • Chapter 35 - Survivors and Dependent Educational Assistance Program
  • Chapter 1606 - Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program

Note: Chapter 30 and Chapter 1606 veterans must verify at the end of every month with the VA in order to receive a payment on a timely basis.

The Office of Veterans Affairs also assists Texas veterans in obtaining the Hazlewood Act. This program exempts the qualified individual from payment of all tuition and most fees.

Students taking courses at multiple campus (on-campus and on-line) and using their Hazlewood Exemption benefits, must complete the payment process at their home campus.

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 Website at
Compliance: Principles of Excellence EO 13607 and DoD MOU

Executive Order 13607

Palo Alto College is a signatory to the Presidential Executive Order – Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members; and the “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success” which are steps that postsecondary institutions can take to assist Veterans and Servicemembers in transitioning to higher education, completing their college programs, and obtaining career-ready skills.

  • If you served on Active Duty, you might be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For example, the Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for educational and housing expenses to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.
  • If you are currently serving in the military, you may be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program. Check your eligibility status and the amount for which you qualify with your Service prior to enrolling.
  • If you are the spouse or child of a service member who is serving on active duty Title 10 orders in the paygrades of E1-E5, O1-O2, or W1-W2, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Department of Defense for education, training, and/or the occupational license and credentials necessary for a portable career. (MyCAA)
  • If you are the spouse or child of a service member, you may be eligible for transfer of the service member’s Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to you.


  • Palo Alto College does not provide commissions, bonuses or other incentives based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including Tuition Assistance funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruitment, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.
  • Palo Alto College refrains from high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more). including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, or engage in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose od securing Service member enrollments
Meet our Team

Vincent Bosquez, Senior Coordinator for Veterans Affairs
Central Texas College (AA), University of Texas San Antonio (BA), and National University (MBA)
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Angelica (Annie) Acosta, Senior Specialist
Northwest Vista College (AAT/AA), Texas A&M University-San Antonio (BS)
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Flor Arambula, Certified Advisor
Palo Alto College (AA), Texas A&M University San Antonio (BAAS)
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Eloisa Cordova, Certified Advisor
St. Mary's University (BA), University of Texas at San Antonio (pursuing M.Ed)
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Photo of TaylorTaylor Markgraf, VA School Certifying Official
San Antonio College (AA), The University of Texas Permian Basin (pursuing BA)
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Contact Information

Vincent Bosquez


Palomino Center, Room 116

Veterans Affairs

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