Applying for Benefits

Welcome current military members, veterans, and dependents! We are glad you are here.

As a military-connected student, you have lots of resources at your fingertips. Please fill out our form below to request information or to apply for any federal (VA, GI Bill®) or state (Texas Hazlewood Act) education benefit.

Request Information   Request Benefits

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government website at benefits.va.gov/gibill.

 

Once you have completed the admissions and registration process, you are ready to apply to use your VA or Texas Hazlewood education benefits at Dallas College.

The first step in the request process is to gather all required documentation for either in person or electronic submission (preferred). Click on the appropriate link(s) below to determine the documents required for your individual situation. If you choose to submit electronically, please have them ready before you begin.

* You may be eligible for both a VA and a Hazlewood benefit, if so, please ensure you submit the required documents for both benefits and indicate both on your submission form (you can only be eligible for one benefit under each program during a single semester).

U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Benefits

Eligibility for Veterans Affairs education benefits is determined by the VA. For additional information on eligibility criteria and application processes visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs How to apply for the GI Bill webpage.

You must have proof of eligibility in order to use your VA education benefits at Dallas College.

Click on the appropriate button(s) below to determine the documents required for your individual situation. If you choose to submit electronically, please have them ready before you begin.

Anyone who has not applied for Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits at Dallas College, even if awarded these same benefits from another institution, is considered a first time VA student.
 
If you used Veterans Affairs education benefits at Dallas College within the past three years, you are considered a continuing student.
 
If it has been more than three years since you used Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits at Dallas College, you are considered a returning student.
 

Texas Hazlewood Benefits

Texas Hazlewood benefits are a unique state program that provides qualified veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an exemption of tuition at public institutions of higher education. Eligibility criteria and application requirements are available on the Texas Hazlewood Act webpages.

Note: Final eligibility is determined by Dallas College.

If you feel you meet the eligibility requirements, please click on the appropriate button(s) below to determine the documents required for your individual situation. If you choose to submit electronically, please have them ready before you begin.

Anyone who has not applied for Texas Hazlewood education benefits at Dallas College, even if awarded Hazlewood benefits from another institution, you are considered a first-time Hazlewood student.
 
Anyone who has been awarded Texas Hazlewood benefits continuously at Dallas College is considered a continuing Hazlewood student. (If you have taken a break and did not attend the previous spring or fall term you are considered a returning student for Hazlewood benefits.)
 
Anyone awarded Texas Hazlewood benefits at Dallas College previously but took a break and did not attend the previous spring or fall term is considered a returning Hazlewood student for benefits. Due to our record retention practices, previously submitted documentation may need to be requested again.
 

Next Steps

Once all documents are ready for electronic submission, follow the steps below:

  1. Complete online benefits request form*
  2. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit required information and documents. For information security, it is important to follow the instructions.
  3. Submit all required documents and information. Incomplete submissions cannot be processed. Please contact the campus military-connected services office for assistance as needed.
  4. You will receive follow-up information regarding your submissions and any additional requirements.
  5. Report all enrollment changes, including cancellations, drops or additions.

* NOTE: You must complete the online benefits form at the start of each semester.

Processing time

It is your responsibility to submit all required documents at least seven business days before your tuition is due so the college can place a deferment on your account and prevent you from being dropped for nonpayment. The tuition due date is found on your registration summary.