Services and Benefits

Services and Benefits

Del Mar College’s programs are approved for those who wish to attend and receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty (MGIB-AD-Chapter 30), Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR-Chapter 1606), Survivors’ and Dependent’s Educational Assistance Program (DEA-Chapter 35), Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31), and the National Call to Service Program. The monthly rate of payment to veterans is determined by Public Law 94-502.

Del Mar College participates in the State of Texas Hazlewood Act Exemption Program for Veterans and their Dependents. Veterans and family members who qualify under the Hazelwood Act may have institutional tuition and fees exempted in accordance with Texas Administrative Code Title 40 Part 15 Chapter 461 Subchapter A. Students are responsible for paying the student service fee for each semester. The rate is currently $7 per semester of enrollment.

VA Benefits

Student Responsibilities

Students who are eligible to receive VA Educational benefits should contact the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to learn about eligibility and VA requirements. Students are responsible for understanding their benefit entitlements. Please be informed that Del Mar College Veteran Services Staff are not VA employees and cannot answer for decisions and payments made by the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Steps for new students

  1. Apply for admission and be admitted to Del Mar College as a student 
  2. Provide all required documentation to the Veterans Service office 
    1. Degree Plan
    2. Course schedule
    3. Certificate of Eligibility (request letter from VA)  
    4. DD214 (Member 4) 
    5. Request for Certification (Obtain from Veterans Service Office)
    6. Disclaimer (Obtain from Veterans Service Office)
    7. Copies of all college and military transcripts
    8. College Credit for Heroes Evaluation Request Form and Transcript Request Form (Obtain from Veteran Services Office) 

Steps for continuing students 

  1. Provide all required documentation to the Veterans Services Office
  2. Request for certification
  3. Copy of course schedule 
  4. Degree plan (if changed) – If changing degree plan must also submit VA 22-1995 request to transfer or change program - request form
  5. Any additional items is required/requested from Veterans Services Office   

It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Veteran Services Office EACH SEMESTER that he/she wishes to use veteran’s benefits. You must visit the office and submit the required documentation prior to the payment dead line in order to assure that your place in the class is solidified.  Failure to submit the required paperwork to the Veteran Services Office prior to the payment deadline for each semester will result in your being removed from classes for non-payment and delay in your payments from the VA.

Distance Learning Students

If you are completing your studies via online courses only, you may download the forms below as appropriate and complete them and return via email or fax to the veterans services office for processing.

  • VA Education Benefit Packet 
  • Hazlewood Exemption Packet 

Please submit via fax at (361) 698-2257 or email to egoodroe@delmar.edu. Questions may be referred to (361) 698-1683.

Hazlewood Exemption Award Process

Student Responsibilities

Students who are eligible to receive the State of Texas Hazlewood Act Tuition/fee exemption should visit the Texas Veterans Commission website for up to date information and changes in state law that affect the administration of the Hazlewood Exemption.

Steps for new students

  1. Apply for admission and be admitted to Del Mar College as a student.
  2. Provide all required documentation to the Veterans Services Office
    1. Original or Certified DD214 (Member 4)
    2. Class schedule (Can be printed by VSO staff)
    3. Disclaimer (Obtain from Veteran Services Office)
    4. Copy of Texas Driver’s License (Or other proof of residency as required)
    5. Hazlewood Exemption Application (TVC-ED-1a)
    6. VA Certificate of Eligibility (required if veteran has creditable service for Post 9/11 G.I.Bill)
    7. Print-out of hours previously used 
    8. Proof of dependency for Legacy or Child/Spouse Beneficiaries of Disabled or deceased veterans (Birth or marriage certificate, tax transcript, etc as required) 
    9. Proof of veteran’s 100 disability from the VA or death certificate if applicable

Steps for continuing students

  1. Provide all required documentation to the Veterans Services Office
    1. Hazlewood Exemption Application (TVC-ED-2)
    2. Class schedule (Can be printed by VSO Staff)
    3. Print-out of hours previously used

It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Veteran Services Office EACH SEMESTER that he/she wishes to use Hazlewood Exemption. You must visit the office and submit the required documentation prior to the payment deadline in order to assure that your place in the class is solidified. Failure to submit the required paperwork to the Veteran Services Office prior to the payment deadline for each semester will result in your being removed from classes for non-payment.

Texas Success Initiative (TSI)  

 Students attending Texas public institutions of higher education must be in compliance with the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), as of fall 2003 (Texas Education Code 51.3062) in order to enroll in public institutions of higher education. The law requires all entering college students to be assessed for college readiness in reading, mathematics and writing unless the student qualifies for an exemption. Each student must be placed in a developmental education program designed to help the student achieve college readiness. 

Active Duty Military Exemption – Students who are serving on active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States, the Texas National Guard, or as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States and has been serving for at least three years preceding enrollment may be exempted from participation in the TSI exam.

Veteran Exemption – A student who on or after August 1, 1990, was honorably discharged, retired, or released from active duty as a member of the armed forces of the United States or Texas National Guard or service as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States by be exempted from participation in the TSI exam.

You are strongly encouraged to consider placement testing under the TSI. Even though you may qualify for the exemption and may be placed directly into college level courses in Math and English, this placement may not actually be appropriate based on your academic skills. Taking the placement test will give you a good idea of the appropriate level of coursework. This may help you be more successful in your studies.

Page last updated March 27, 2018.

Contact Information

Veterans Services
East: 271 Harvin Student Center
West: 106 Coleman Center
361-698-1250
361-698-1876 West