Veterans Affairs

 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

via

ZOOM ROOM.

 

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.

 

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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.

    Tim Pair

    Patricia Patten

    Shay Preyer

    Kathryn Sanchez-Lane

    Latrina Spann

    Angela Rodriguez

    Rose Moreno, Team Lead

    Kathryn Presley, Admin Asst.

    tpair1@alamo.edu

    ppatten@alamo.edu

    cpreyer1@alamo.edu

    ksanchez-lane@alamo.edu

    lspann2@alamo.edu

    arodriguez1245@alamo.edu

    rmoreno318@alamo.edu

    kpresley2@alamo.edu

  • 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.

    Timothy Pair

    Shay Preyer

    Patricia Patten

    Kathryn Sanchez-Lane

    Latrina Spann

    Angela Rodriguez

    Rose Moreno, Team Lead

    Kathryn Presley, Admin Asst

             tpair1@alamo.edu

             Cpreyer1@alamo.edu

             ppatten@alamo.edu

             ksanchez-lane@alamo.edu

             lspann2@alamo.edu

             arodriguez1245@alamo.edu

             rmoreno318@alamo.edu

             kpresley2@alamo.edu

       
           
         

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:

 

eperales1@alamo.edu

Vfernandez51@alamo.edu

Hrodriguez4@alamo.edu

 

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
Hazlewood Exemption

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.

TUITION AND FEES  
Schedule of Tuition and Fees Department of Defense Funded Students FY 2019-2020 

Additional Forms for Veterans 

DD Form 214 

W.A.V.E.S. (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment)
eBenefits
Vets.gov
VA Forms     

Veterans Resources 

VetSuccess on Campus
GI Bill® Overview 
National Center for PTSD 
State and Local Resources  
Women Veterans 
Veterans Crisis Line 1–800–273–TALK (8255), Press 1
Texas Hazlewood Information  

What happens to the $1,200 buy-in for MGIB (Chapter 30)?

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.

What happens to the $600 buy-up program for the College Fund?

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®

How does this affect enlistment/reinlistment kickers and College Fund?

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.

What benefits are available for the part-time students?


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.

Credits   % of BAH 
 12  100%
11    90%
10 80%
   9    80%
 8  70%
 7   60%
 6  0%

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).