Applying for 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.

To request information or apply for any federal (VA, GI Bill®) or state (Texas Hazlewood Act) education benefit follow the link below.

Military Connected Benefits and Information Requests

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.

To request information or apply for any federal (VA, GI Bill®) or state (Texas Hazlewood Act) education benefit follow the link below.

Military Connected Benefits and Information Requests

Once you have completed the admissions and registration process, you can apply for your ​VA education benefits.

The process for requesting certification from Dallas College dep​end​s on your individual situa​tion.

For First-Time Claimants

If you have never used your VA education benefits before, here are the forms you will need to establish a record in your campus VA Office:

  1. VA Application
  2. Tuition Account Summary (eConnect - login required) — This is submitted every semester in which you want to claim your education benefits.
  3. Each campus may have different or additional requirements. Contact your campus Veterans Services Office for more details.

For Transfer Students

If you are a transfer student and you have used your VA education benefits at another college or university, here are the forms you will need to establish a record with your Dallas College Veterans Services Office:

  1. VA Application
    Eligibility determination and application for any VA GI Bill benefit can be made through the VA’s How To Apply for the GI Bill and Other Education Benefits webpage. Follow directions to determine your situation and the required process needed to apply for benefits.
  2. Tuition Account Summary (eConnect - login required) — This is submitted every semester in which you want to claim your education benefits.
  3. Official degree plan — We will process your certification once your transcripts have been evaluated and we have received your official degree plan from the Admissions/Registrar’s Office or a parent letter from your “home” Dallas College campus. You may pick up a degree plan request form at the Admissions/Registrar’s Office or the Veterans Services Office. Transcripts must be turned in to the Admissions Office.
  4. If you are changing or have changed your degree plan, please submit the new official degree plan and a VA request for change of program form (VA Application 22-1995 if you were on active duty or a Reservist, or VA 22-5495 if you are a dependent).

For Continuing VA Students

If you are a returning VA student who needs to be certified for the next term:

  • You will need to submit a certification request form. This is submitted every semester in which you want to claim your education benefits. Contact your campus for the proper paperwork.
  • Submit your Tuition Account Summary (eConnect - login required). This is also submitted every semester in which you want to claim your education benefits.
  • If you are changing or have changed your degree plan, please submit the new official degree plan and a VA request for change of program form (VA Application 22-1995 if you were on active duty or a Reservist, or VA 22-5495 if you are a dependent).
  • Ensure the Admissions Office has your current information. Email address and phone number changes can be made online at eConnect (login required).

For Hazlewood Students

If you are a Hazlewood student (a former Texas member of the U.S. Armed Forces or an eligible dependent of a Texas veteran), visit the Texas Veterans Commission website.

 

Once you have submitted the requested documentation, the VA Office at your campus will need your official degree plan or parent institute letter before they can submit your certification to the VA regional office.

Processing time: On average, it takes 30 days from the date you submit all required documents for your campus Veterans Affairs Office to process your certification and submit it to the regional VA office. Be sure to submit all your documentation as soon as possible in order to get your benefits promptly.