Due to COVID-19 safety precautions
The SAC-VA Advisors will host virtual walk-ins
First Saturday of every month from 9am-1pm
Tuesday evenings from 5-7pm
Please use the meeting information below to access our virtual waiting room and wait to be called in to private advising break-out room. There are two advisors on call, so please be patient as you wait your turn!
You may also send an email to SAC-VA@alamo.edu with a question or to schedule an appointment.
Meeting ID: 775 733 814
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Spring 2020 Advising Hours are currently available by zoom meeting.
Please contact your advisor to set up an appointment. You may also call 210-486-0111 or 210-486-1634 to schedule an appointment.
Rose Moreno, Team Lead
Kathryn Presley, Admin Asst.
Spring 2020 Walk in Visits are not available due to the ongoing COVID 19 safety precautions. Please contact your advisor for a remote (Zoom) advising session:
You may also call 210-486-0111 or 210-486-1634 to schedule an appointment.
Rose Moreno, Team Lead
Kathryn Presley, Admin Asst
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TUTORING SERVICES FOR THE REMINDER OF THE SPRING SEMESTER
Tutors are available for remote (Zoom) tutoring appointments.
The hours are as follows:
MATH - EDDIE PERALES - Tuesday 12-6, Wednesday 12-5, Thursday 12-5
MATH – VICTORIA FERNANDEZ – Monday/Wednesday 9-12, Tuesday/Thursday 9-2
ENGLISH – HEATHER RODRIGUEZ-MORRIS – Tuesday 9-2, Wednesday 9-2, Thursday 9-3
Email your tutor to schedule an appointment via zoom:
The Office of Veterans Affairs assists all eligible veterans obtain financial assistance and information on Veterans Benefits while they attend San Antonio College. The college participates in educational programs provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Students using VA education and Vocational Rehabilitation benefits must go to their home campus each semester (prior to the payment deadline if the Post 9/11 G.I Bill® or Vocational Rehabilitation benefit will cover thier tuition bill) to request that their benefits be processed. These programs include:
Chapter 30 - Montgomery G.I. Bill® Active Duty Educational Assistance Program
Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation Program (must have authorization from CH31 Case Manager - known as Purchase Order (PO)
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: 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.
The Office of Veterans Affairs also assists Texas Veterans in obtaining the Hazelwood Act. This program exempts qualified individuals from payment of all tuition and most fees.
Students using the Hazlewood Tuition Exemption and taking courses at more than one Alamo College District campus (i.e. classes at SAC and SPC) must go to their home campus VA office to process the Hazlewood Exemption and complete the payment process.
Additional Forms for Veterans
Any veteran who paid the $1,200 buy-in for MGIB (Chapter 30) and elects to use the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. (Chapter 33) will be refunded the buy-in. The buy-in or a portion of the buy-in will be refunded on the last payment of the monthly living allowance. If a veteran has already used some of their MGIB (Chapter 30) benefits they will receive prorated refund. If the veteran does not receive a living allowance check upon using their last month of new GI Bill® entitlement the buy-in will not be returned.
The VA ruled that individuals will not receive an increased amount under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) for additional contributions ($600 buy-up) paid under MGIB Chapter 30 or REAP (Chapter 1607). This $600 will not be refunded if a veteran chooses to transfer from Montgomery GI Bill® to Post 9/11 GI Bill®
Enlistment and reenlistment kickers will continue to apply to veterans under Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33). Any additional monthly benefits will be simply added to the monthly living allowance. For example, if a veteran is entitled to a $200/month enlistment kicker and a $1400/month living allowance, then that veteran will receive $1,600/month.
The VA’s final rules state that they will not pay kicker or college fund bonuses if the veteran is not receiving a living allowance (e.g., while on active duty or exclusively distance learning). IAVA is actively fighting to reverse the VA’s interpretation.
Living allowance: Paid to students who are enrolled more than half-time. A student enrolled one unit above exactly half time will qualify for a prorated monthly living allowance. For example, a student is taking 7 credits at a school that considers 12 credits full-time, that student will receive 60% of the normal living allowance rate.
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Book Stipend: The payment will be $41.67 for every credit enrolled, but no more than $1,000 per academic year. (e.g., a student enrolled in 12 units will receive $500 for that academic term).
Victory Center Room 101
1819 N. Main Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212
Spring 2020 Hours of Operation
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 7:00pm
1st Saturdays of the month
9:00am to 1:00pm
Tammy L. Micallef, M.S. USN(Ret.), Director