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Howard College - Big Spring, Lamesa, San Angelo, SWCID

Veteran Applicants

Thank you for your interest in Howard College / SWCID. We are glad you have chosen our institution as your place of training. Here you will find information about what services we provide and who can receive VA education benefits.  Please note that there are multiple benefits listed below.  If you have concerns about which category you fall into or for more information on applying for your VA Education benefits, please contact:

Select Your Location

Big Spring

Student Success Center
Jayne Mansfield
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(432) 264-5020
(432) 264-5634 (Fax)

Lamesa

Student Success Center
Jayne Mansfield
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(432) 264-5020
(432) 264-5634 (Fax)

San Angelo

Buzz Refugio
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(325) 481-8300 ext 3326  
(325) 481-8361 (Fax)

SWCID

Student Success Center
Jayne Mansfield
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(432) 264-5020
(432) 264-5634 (Fax)

Admissions and Applying

After submitting your Admissions application through ApplyTexas to Howard College (or if needed, apply through the Howard College Application), submit the following forms to your VA Education Benefits Coordinator.  You can also submit by fax or through email.

Veteran Education Benefits

Howard College is fully approved for veteran’s education training through the Veterans Education Division of the Texas Veterans Commission.  Howard College coordinates with the Department of Veteran Affairs to assist a qualifying veteran, or his/her dependents, with financial assistance through the following programs:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill – Transfer of Eligible Benefits – for Post 9/11 veteran dependents
  • Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30)
  • Dependents Education Assistance Program – for MGI Bill dependents (Chapter 35)
  • Vocational/Rehabilitation Program – for disabled veterans (Chapter 31)
  • Tuition Assistance Program for members of the National Guard
  • Reservists (Chapter 1606)

 

To Activate Your Benefits

The Veterans Application Packet, located in the Veterans Handbook, must be completed and returned to the VA Benefits Office on your respective campus (Big Spring or San Angelo).  The VA Benefits Office is part of the Academic Advising department on both campuses.  It is highly recommended that the application process be completed at least 30 days prior to registration, if possible.  See the Howard College Veteran’s Handbook for more detailed information about all benefit programs and HC personnel to contact for assistance.

Hazlewood Act Tuition Waiver Program for Texas Veterans

Veterans who are no longer entitled to educational benefits under the Veterans Administration provisions, and who are residents of Texas at the time they entered active military service, may be eligible for benefits under the Hazlewood Act.  This benefit will waive tuition and MOST eligible fees each semester, up to a maximum of 150 attempted semester hours.  For assistance in determining eligibility and applying for this program, contact the Veteran Benefits Coordinator on your campus.

Other Resources

AC Online's Guide to College Affordability for Veterans