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Veterans Services


  • Active duty personnel in U.S. Armed Forces
  • Veterans
  • Veterans’ dependents and/or spouses
  • Reservists
  • Beneficiaries of related military educational programs

College is within your reach — whether it’s to further your education, convert your military experience into college credit, finish an uncompleted degree or retrain for a new civilian career.

We want to help you receive the full value of your educational benefits. And most of all, we want to help you succeed in college.

We can help students apply for their VA benefits. Find out more about how to apply for and receive VA educational benefits.

Programs and Services

  • On-site courses at the seven colleges and auxiliary campuses of DCCCD, located conveniently in the D/FW metroplex. Check out academic and technical degrees in the online catalog. For information about tuition assistance for on-campus courses, please contact the Business Office at the college you'd like to attend. Find out how to get started in college today
  • Online courses via distance learning by Dallas Colleges Online, convenient for busy people and perfect for active duty personnel stationed anywhere in the world. Turn your military experience into college credit to begin or complete a degree through Veterans Educational Transitions (VET). 
  • Veterans Services Offices at each college, with staff who meet with you face-to-face to strategize an academic and career plan. There's also help with job placement when you've completed your program. Contact the Veterans Services Office at Dallas County Community College District.
  • Through Veterans Educational Transitions (VET), specific military experience can be turned into college credit towards a certificate or degree. Then you'll be that much further along your way to a new civilian career with the paper to prove it. Your military career classification code, depending on your branch of U.S. service, determines what study programs you may be eligible to get college credit for based on your military experience.             
  • The Military Preferred Hiring (MPH) initiative gives you access to select employers who want to hire our military-connected (veterans, active duty and reserve) students and alumni.
  • Financial Aid: You can apply for financial aid (using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) even if you are receiving military educational benefits. Find out how to apply for financial aid
  • Student Services & Resources: As a student of a college of DCCCD, you'll have access to free student services and resources designed to help you succeed in college and on to your new career. ​

Get Started in College

Use this step-by-step guide to enroll in a college of DCCCD.  

Helpful Links

Get information on general services for veterans, education benefits, requesting military records and veterans services at other institutions from these helpful links.