Welcome to TJC! We're honored that you're considering our college. With more than 600 military veterans and their dependents at TJC, we're truly a Military Friendly college.
Most of our veterans at TJC use Federal acts, such as the GI Bill®, to fund their education. Texas residents also have a unique asset with the Hazlewood Act, which provides qualified Veterans, their spouses and children, with up to 150 hours of tuition and fee exemptions.
Many of our faculty and staff are also Veterans who are ready and willing to help with the transition to college and ultimately a career. We have faculty mentors from all five branches of the armed services who are eager to help fellow veterans navigate college life.
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Active Duty Excused Absences
Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.9111 requires that any Texas public institution of higher education shall excuse a student from attending classes or engaging in other required activities (including examinations) for the student to participate in active military service. A student so excused may not be penalized for that absence and must be allowed to complete assignments or take examinations within a reasonable time after the absence. The maximum period for which a student may be excused is 25% of the total number of class meetings or the contact hour equivalent (not including the final examination period) for the specific course or courses.
If a student withdraws due to active military service, TEC 54.006(f) provides that the institution shall, at the student’s option: refund the tuition and fees paid by the student for that semester; grant an incomplete grade in all courses with a designation of “withdrawn-military” on the student’s transcript, or; assign an appropriate final grade to a student who has completed a substantial amount of coursework. TEC 51.9242 provides that a student who withdraws from an institution for active military service shall be readmitted within one year of completing their service, without requiring reapplication or charging a fee.