Veteran and Military Services
Welcome to an exciting new chapter in your life! We're honored that you're considering adding TJC to your journey toward a rewarding future. As a designated Military Friendly college, we think you'll feel at home at TJC, where more than 600 military veterans and their dependents are enrolled. Many of these veterans and their families have benefited from the guidance and advice of TJC faculty and staff who are veterans, having proudly served in all five military branches. We look forward to having you join the TJC family of veterans.
The section that follows contains valuable links to information about veteran benefits. As an example, while most TJC veterans use federal acts to fund their education, veterans who are Texas residents can use the Hazlewood Act, which provides qualified veterans, their spouses, and children with up to 150 hours of tuition and fee exemptions at state-supported colleges and universities. Learn more about veterans' benefits by following the links below.
Active Duty, Veterans, and Military Dependents
Note: All required documentation for benefit consideration must be received by the Veteran and Military Services Office no later than one week before classes start to guarantee certification of classes.
Information for Active Duty, Veterans, and Military Dependents
Education Services for Active Duty, Veterans, and Military Dependents
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tuition and fees paid by the student for that semester; grant an incomplete grade in all courses with a designation of “withdrawn-military” on the student’s transcript, or; assign an appropriate final grade to a student who has completed a substantial amount of coursework.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.