Applying for Benefits

​​​​​​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 Coll​ege.

The first step in the request process is to determine your status for each of the benefits you are applying to use and then to gather all required documentation for either in person or electronic submission (preferred). 

Click on the appropriate link(s) below each benefit type (VA or Hazlewood) to determine submission requirements.

For document upload, the following file formats are accepted:

  • Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx)
  • PDF (.pdf)
  • Text files​ (.rtf and .txt)
  • Image files (.jpg, .png or .tif)

Please combine documents into a single file if possible. Submissions cannot exceed six file documents.

* 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 submission requirements.

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.
 
Military-connected students have lots of resources at their fingertips. Please fill out our Information Request form to get assistance with education benefits, Dallas College processes or available resources.
 

Texas Hazlewood ​Benefits

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 submission requirements.

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.
 
Military-connected students have lots of resources at their fingertips. Please fill out our Information Request form to get assistance with education benefits, Dallas College processes or available resources.
 

*Note: You must complete the Benefits Request Form (login required - currently enrolled students only) at the start of each semester and submit the appropriate documents.

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.

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.