SAC-Veterans Affairs

NEW! Students using Post 9/11 GI Bill® must verify enrollment each month to continue receiving monthly stipend (Begins 12/17/21)

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SAC-VA serves all Military Affiliated students at San Antonio College - including Active Service Members, Guard, Reserve, Veterans and all family members. 

On-Campus Face to Face Advising Walk-ins and Scheduled Appointments available.
(all services also continue to be provided virtually)

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SPRING 2022 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - Register and submit Certification Documents as soon as possible to ensure continuous benefit payments!
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SPRING 2022

BENEFIT CERTIFICATION

Priority Benefit Certification thru December 3, 2021

Students must request certification of education benefits each semester. 

(Incomplete or inaccurate Certification requests will result in delayed processing times. Certification of classes taken at other Alamo Colleges is subject to the processing times at the other institution.  Parent Letters will be submitted by SAC-VA at time of SAC certification.)

TO REQUEST EDUCATION BENEFIT CERTIFICATION:

1.  Click on the appropriate benefit tab below

2.  Download the fillable forms

3.  Complete the forms and save them to your device

4.  Return by clicking on this button and attaching your forms (maximum 5 attachments)

Submit Certification Request

If you have questions, call 210-486-0111 during business hours and someone will assist you

CH 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill®

Click here to download forms to request certification of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits

Click here to add Hazlewood to CH33
(Do not use this link if you are only using Hazlewood) 

New!  Students using Post 9/11 GI Bill® must verify enrollment every month to continue to receive monthly stipend (Begins 12/17/21)

Click here to learn more

Hazlewood Veteran

Click here to download forms to request certification of  Hazlewood-Veteran benefits

This link is only for veterans using Hazlewood. (other types of Hazlewood have separate links - please use the link that corresponds with the type of Hazlewood you are using)

Hazlewood Legacy

Click here to download forms to request certification of Hazlewood Legacy benefits

This link is only for children of veterans that are under the age of 26 and have had Hazlewood transferred to them by a qualifying veteran under the Hazlewood Legacy program.  (other types of Hazlewood have separate links - please use the link that corresponds with the type of Hazlewood you are using) 

Hazlewood Dependent / Spouse & Child of 100% disabled or deceased veteran

 

Click here to download forms to request certification of Hazlewood-Dependent benefits

This link is only for the spouse and children of veterans that are 100% disabled or deceased as a result of a service connected injury/illness and are eligible for thier own Hazlewood exemption.  (other types of Hazlewood have separate links - please uses the link that corresponds with the type of Hazlewood you are using)

Tuition Assistance (TA)

Tuition Assistance for Military

DoD Tuition Assistance Funded Students

Students should always consult their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within their Military 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 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 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 Army Ignited account.  Questions should be directed to your Army Education Office
Army Ignited Information for AlamoColleges

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 payment deadline
  6. Pay all other balance not covered by TA through your ACES account 

Submit your TA payments by email to: SAC-VA@ALAMO.EDU or to your SAC-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

2020-21 Schedule of Tuition and Fees
2021-22 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 SAC-VA Academic Advisor before making any schedule changes.  Students are responsible for understanding implications of schedule changes, to include 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

Access to Additional Student Supports through the disAbilities Support Services Department

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Alamo Colleges Installation Offices

Fort Sam Houston
Building 2248, Room 207
(210) 486-2001
Email: dst-military@alamo.edu

Lackland Air Force Base
Building 5725, Room 144
(210) 486-2001
Email:  dst-military@alamo.edu

Randolph Air Force Base
Building 210, Room 10
(210) 486-2001
Email:  dst-military@alamo.edu 

My Career Advancement (MyCAA)

MyCAA

What is MyCAA?

The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program is a workforce development program administered by the Department of Defense, that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible active duty military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate's degree in a portable career field and occupation.

Determine eligibility - Select a Degree - Apply for Admission

How Do I Know If I'm Eligible?

See If You're Eligible - Apply for MyCAA

When searching MyCAA for institutions, search for Alamo Community College District

Career Exploration and Applying for Admission

Why is Alamo Colleges A Good Choice?

 

Compare Our Costs

How far wil $4,000 take you?

Students in courses with special program tuition should contact our representatives for assistance with special course tuition rates.

 

 

 

 

Get More For Less

Our affordability extends the value of Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) funding.

A Career is Waiting….The Choice is Yours

San Antonio College has a large selection of degree and certificate options. Explore careers and view our degrees using these tools:


MyCAA Fact Sheet MyCAA School FAQs MyCAA Education Plan Template

 

To begin using MyCAA funds with San Antonio College:


1.  Apply for Admission

Apply

The application is free…apply today!

 

2.  Register for Classes

  • Login to ACES and Go to MyPage

Tips:

  • Register early and make note of your payment deadline
  • If you are unable to obtain a MyCAA payment voucher before the payment deadline, contact your advisor to inquire about a Deferment for Pending MyCAA

 

3.  Submit the Following Documents to MyCAA

  • Your MyCAA Education & Training Plan obtained from your SAC-VA Academic Advisor
  • A copy of the current DoD Tuition and Fee Schedule
  • A copy of your current Class Schedule

Tips:

  • Submit all documents in Pdf format in one email
  • Your class schedule is available in ACES

 

4.  Once You Receive Your MyCAA Payment Voucher

  • Submit your MyCAA payment voucher to your SAC-VA Academic Advisor as payment
  • Log into ACES to confirm your payment has been credited and pay your remaining balance
  • If you are unable to submit a payment voucher before your payment deadline contact your SAC-VA Academic Advisor to inquire about a Payment Deferment Request.

Tips:

  • MyCAA does not pay for fees or instructional materials
Virtual Advising Info (ZOOM)

SAC-VA ADVISING - Virtual Front Desk

JOIN ZOOM MEETING

Passcode: Victory

Advising Hours are currently available face-to-face in the Victory Center and virtually by zoom meeting if you prefer.

Please contact your advisor to set up an appointment or stop by as a walk-in (face-to-face or virtually). 


Please use the meeting information below
to access our virtual waiting room and wait to be called in to a private advising break-out room. 
You may also send an email to  SAC-VA@alamo.edu with a question or to schedule an appointment.

Meeting ID: 257 906 0371 
Passcode: Victory

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Student Handbook

NEW!  Students using Post 9/11 GI Bill® must verify enrollment monthly to continue receiving monthly stipend

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New Student Orientation/Group Advising for Military Affiliated Students

New Student Orientation is mandatory for all students entering San Antonio College for the first time. If you are first time in college student or a student transferring to SAC from another college with less than 15 hours, you need to make arrangements to complete online New Student Orientation.  Be sure to select the Veteran Student Track to ensure that you learn all of the information pertinent to our military affiliated student population.

Schedule New Student Orientation               Schedule Group Advising Session

 

Benefit Checklists

Not sure what documents are needed?  These checklists can help!

VA Benefit Checklist   SAC-VA Enrollment Checklist   Hazlewood Checklist     

How-To Videos

Not sure how to do one of the things below?  These How-to Videos can help!

Certify Benefits   Schedule Advising Appointment   Register for Courses  Mission Statement   Title IX Training   Payment Plan   Forward ACES Email to Personal Email 

How-To Guides

Not sure how to do one of the things below?  These How-to Guides can help!

     Pay My Account Balance  Request Benefit Certification    Schedule Advising Appt      Submit Mission Statement     Complete Title IX Training       How to Submit Proof of Bacterial Meningitis
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Useful Information  

  Enrollment Checklist     Academic Calendar 21-22  Academic Catalog 21-22 Student Code of Conduct Payment Plan Information CLEP Exam Information TSI Exam Information Schedule of Tuition and Fees Link to National Archives Disability Support Services  Transcript Request  Graduation Information  VA benefit Payment Rates  VA Benefit Information

Additional Student Success Resources

SAC Resource Guide  Free Online Courses     

Staff Contact Info

San Antonio College - Veterans Affairs Staff 

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FAQ - Monthly Verification of Enrollment for CH33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® Students

For more information about the CH33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® verification of enrollment, please click here

To view the VA Enrollment Verification Website, please click here

VR&E (CH31) Bookstore Guidance (Updated 12/1/21)

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Victory Center Tutoring

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TUTORING SERVICES
August 23-December 10, 2021

Tutors are available for face to face and remote (Zoom) tutoring appointments
Call 210-486-1627 during tutoring hours to schedule an appointment

SAC-VA TUTORING- Virtual Front Desk

JOIN ZOOM MEETING

The hours are as follows:

 

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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.

 

Students utilizing Chapter 33 must  also verify enrollment each month to ensure timely payment of the monthly housing stipend. CH33 Verification Info

 

Apply to the VA for your benefits below