Veteran’s Benefits

Veteran’s benefits may be used at Navarro College. The College’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs should be consulted to obtain accurate, complete, and current information concerning VA educational benefits. In view of the fact that veteran’s benefits are legislatively controlled, it is necessary to alter requirements for continued receipt of veteran’s benefits as the laws and guidelines change. Consequently, the veteran’s benefit recipient is advised that the standard of progress expressed previously in this catalog may not be the only standard of progress requirement he or she must meet. The recipient must consult with the Office of Veterans’ Affairs on campus about specific up-to-date requirements. Veterans with military service, selected reservists and dependents of veterans may be eligible for federal payments and benefits while attending Navarro College. The Veterans Affairs School Certifying Official is assigned to help assure the proper handling of veterans’ educational benefits applications.

*EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: *The Veterans’ Administration requires each student drawing educational benefits be enrolled for courses that lead to his/her approved educational objective (degree or certificate). VA students may not draw benefits for courses for which they have already received credit, for courses that are in excess of degree requirements or for courses that do not apply to a planned degree. A college counselor is available to help prospective students determine that the courses they wish to take qualify for VA educational benefits.

First-time Applicants:

  1. Chapter 30 – MGIB/AD (Served Active Duty):
    • Copy of DD Form 214, Certificate of Eligibility Letter from the VA.
    • VA Form 22-1990 Application for Education Benefits (VONAPP Electronically)
    • Official Military Transcripts
    • Student must call 1-877-823-2378 to verify his/her enrollment on the last day of each month
  2. Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled Veterans)
    • Copy of DD Form 214, Certificate of Eligibility Letter from the VA.
    • Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551 and ask to speak with Vocational Rehabilitation to apply for the benefit
    • Official Military Transcripts
    • Submit form 28-1905 from your Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
  3. Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 (Served Active Duty)
    • Copy of DD Form 214, Certificate of Eligibility Letter from the VA.
    • VA Form 22-1990 Application for Education Benefits (VONAPP Electronically)
    • Official Military Transcripts
    • Payments are based upon percentage of time served after 9/11/2001, (VA determines percentage, not the VA Certifying Official).
    • VA will send the percentage rate once the eligibility of the student is determined.
    • Student DOES NOT verify his/her enrollment on the last day of each month.
  4. Chapter 33 – Post 9/11(Transfer benefits to Dependents)
    • DOD approves student’s transfer and sends letter of approval to the student. For Transferability (http://milconnect.dcmc.mil)
    • VA Form 22-1990 Application for Education Benefits (VONAPP Electronically)
    • Student DOES NOT verify his/her enrollment on the last day of each month.
  5. Chapter 1606 – MGIB/SR (Selective Reservist and Guardsmen)
    • Copy of DD Form 214 or
    • Copy of DD Form 2384, Notice of Eligibility (NOBE) – Contact reserve officer for form.
    • VA Form 22-1990 Application for Education Benefits (VONAPP Electronically)
    • Official Military Transcripts
    • Student must call 1-877-823-2378 to verify his/her enrollment on the last day of each month.
    • Copy of Certificate of Eligibility Letter from the VA.
  6. Chapter 35 – DEA (Spouse/Children/Survivors)
    • Student does not verify his/her enrollment on the last day of each month.
    • VA form 22-5490 – Application for Survivor’s and Dependents’ Educational Assistance. (VONAPP Electronically)
    • All Official Transcripts.
    • Copy of Certificate of Eligibility Letter from the VA.
  7. Hazelwood Act – Contact the Navarro College Office of Financial Aid
    • Veteran must have entered active duty service in Texas or have Texas listed as his/her home of record on DD form 214.
    • Veteran must have served at least 181 days of active duty not including training time.
    • Veterans can transfer his/her unused hours to a child under the Hazlewood Legacy Act.
    • All students wishing to use the Hazlewood exemption must submit a completed application with all required supporting documentation prior to the last date of the semester in which they wish to begin the exemption. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. There are four semesters within an academic year in which a student can apply for the exemption: Fall, Spring, First Summer, and Second Summer. You will be required to renew your exemption once per academic year.
*IMPORTANT NOTICE*: All Veteran should thoroughly review Admissions standards and testing requirements before submitting an application.  More information on these requirements can be found on pages 16-24 of the catalog.

Veterans should consult the school Veterans’ Affairs Certifying Official for information and assistance in applying or benefits. *Note: *Allow four-to-eight weeks for VA application or any paperwork to be processed by the Veterans’ Administration Regional Office in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

*ADVANCE PAY: All VA students must pay their tuition and fees up front. *Advance pay is available for eligible students upon request. Students cannot request advance pay before 120 or after 30 days before class begins. This will allow time for the monies to get to the student. Navarro College does not determine eligibility of students. *All financial responsibility rests upon the student and not Navarro College.*

*CAUTION: *VA students may be required to pay their tuition and fees. It is the responsibility of the student receiving benefits to notify the Veterans’ Affairs Certifying Official immediately if there are any changes in his/her enrollment (see page 44).

If a student changes his/her curriculum or transfers to another college, the veteran should notify the VA certifying official immediately.

*IMPORTANT NOTICE: *In order to stay eligible for benefits, students utilizing veterans benefits must meet school standards of conduct, academic (satisfactory) progress, and class attendance. Students should, therefore, report to the Office of Admissions & Records to withdraw if they do not plan to pursue their courses or to attend regularly. If a student drops out of college without permission or is placed on scholastic probation, he or she may become ineligible for further veterans benefits. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Veterans’ Affairs Certifying Official when he/she registers for courses and if there are any changes in enrollment status since the time the student’s enrollment was certified to the VA. At present, VA students with educational benefits receive a monthly check varying in amount depending upon the education benefit program and class load. Please contact the Veterans’ Affairs Certifying Official for additional information and/or visit the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Web site at http://www.gibill.va.gov/.