The Veterans Affairs Office provides a full range of educational services to veterans, reservists, dependents and active-duty personnel. We are committed to helping our current and former service members and families attain their educational and professional goals.
All documentation must be submitted and the criteria met before certification for benefits will be processed. Check with the ACC Veterans Affairs Office for details.
ACC VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE LOCATIONSRiverside Campus 1020 Grove Blvd. Building G. Room 8102 Phone: (512) 223-6165 Highland Business Center 5930 Middle Fiskville Road Room 301.1 Phone: (512) 223-7569 Northridge Campus 11928 Stonehollow Drive Bldg 1000, Room 1106 Phone: (512) 223-4360 Round Rock Campus 4400 College Park Drive Round Rock , TX Phone: (512) 223-0030
Educational Objectives. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) requires that each veteran receiving educational benefits be following an approved course of study which leads to an approved degree or vocational objective. A veteran may not receive payment for courses previously completed, for courses that are in excess of degree or certificate requirements, or for courses that do not apply to an approved degree or certificate.
First-time applicants. First-time Applicants will need to contact the VA Office at the Northridge, Riverside, Highland Business Center or Round Rock campus. All students receiving DVA Educational Benefits must submit official transcripts of all previous college education and/or vocational training. Veterans must also have their military training evaluated, if it is applicable to the educational objective (see Credit for Military Courses).
Reducing Course Load. Reduction in course load may cause a delay in monthly payments and a possible reimbursement of benefits as determined by the DVA Regional Office.
Satisfactory Progress. Satisfactory academic progress must be maintained. Enrollment does not guarantee eligibility for benefits. Check with the ACC VA Office for details about maintaining satisfactory progress.
Summer Sessions or Short Semester. Payment of benefits for semesters that are shorter in length than a normal fall or spring semester is based on the number of credit hours. Check with the ACC VA Office for details.
Developmental Education Courses for Veterans
Not all Developmental Education courses are authorized for payment for DVA benefits. Approved Developmental Education courses may be used as prerequisites if required by the degree plan (English/Math) and if a need has been established based on assessment test results.
All students except Chapter 31 and Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill) must be prepared to pay their own tuition and fees. Chapter 31 students must have a valid VA Form 28-1905 from the Department of Veterans Affairs on file with the ACC VA offices at least five (5) business days prior to registering for any classes. Chapter 33 students must submit to the VA Office their Certificate of Eligibility (COE) before receiving a shelter for their classes. Enrolled students without COE's are responsible for their tuition payment. Veterans should not depend on the first DVA check arriving in time to pay for tuition, fees, and books, if applicable. After the ACC VA Office has submitted the enrollment certification to the DVA Regional Office in Muskogee, Oklahoma, allow 6-8 weeks for processing
Advance Payment. payment is intended to help eligible students meet school-related expenses that are concentrated at the beginning of a term. This program is no longer available to Chapter 33 students. Students are still responsible for paying their tuition when it is due. The processing deadline date for advance pay requests is 30 days prior to the start of the term. Please contact the ACC VA Office regarding eligibility requirements and regulations.
Other Resources for Veterans
College Work-Study. Veterans may receive workstudy if they are enrolled as full-time or three-quarter-time students, show financial need, and work-study positions are available. The student is entitled to minimum wage. The maximum number of hours a student may work will be based upon 25 times the number of weeks in the student's enrollment period.
Veterans and Veterans' Dependents — Hazlewood Act. Texas veterans who served in any war from the Spanish- American War up to and including the Cold War, which began after the Korean Conflict fall under this Act. Children of eligible Hazlewood Exemption veterans may also be eligible. Students must meet all Texas residency requirements. Refer to the current course schedule for application procedures and deadlines.