Veterans Affairs

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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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Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill®

If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program.

The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) is available for children and spouses of Servicemembers who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. 

Transfer of Post 9/11 GI Bill® Benefits to Dependents (TEB)

For TEB eligibility requirements and information on how to apply, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website (www.va.gov).

  • Veterans must go to the Department of Veterans Affairs website to determine if their dependents are eligible to receive the transferred benefits.
  • Upon approval, family members may apply for Chapter 33 as listed above, to use transferred benefits with VA.  Application should only be submitted to VA by the family member AFTER DoD has approved the request for TEB.
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Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill®

Often referred to as the "old" GI Bill®. The MGIB-AD program—sometimes known as Chapter 30—provides education benefits to Veterans and Servicemembers who have at least two years of active duty.

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Chapter 35 - Dependents Educational Assistance

The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Program offers education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of Veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition or of Veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition.

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Chapter 1606 - Montomery GI Bill® - Selected Reserve and National Guard

MGIB-SR program provides education and training benefits to eligible members of the Selected Reserve, including the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard.

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Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation

Comprehensive evaluation to determine abilities, skills, and interests for employment, on the job training, and vocational counseling and rehabilitation.

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Texas Hazlewood Act

The Hazlewood Act provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and their children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition and fee exemptions at state supported colleges or universities.

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.