College is within your reach — whether it’s to further your education, convert your military experience into college credit, finish an uncompleted degree or retrain for a new civilian career.
We want to help you receive the full value of your educational benefits. And most of all, we want to help you succeed in college.
We can help students apply for their VA benefits.
Find out more about how to apply for and receive VA educational benefits.
Learn more about our Boots to Books program.
Complete the application online to be a current student at EFC: https://alt.eastfieldcollege.edu/ari/index
If you are returning to Eastfield and you’ve been out more than a year, submit this application to update your information and make your EFC account
Your DD214, service member 4, will be required in Admissions and/or in Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success (CEVSS)
Federal Benefits (Chapter 33, 31 30, 1606, 1607): Complete the online application at
Allow 2-6 weeks to receive the Certificate of Eligibility (COE).
State Benefits (Hazelwood): http://www.tvc.texas.gov/Hazlewood-Act.aspx
Newly admitted student veterans should attend one of these sessions to discuss next steps in enrollment and learn how to activate (certify) your enrollment for benefits. To sign up, call CEVSS 972.860.7340.
Submit transcripts from high school, previous schools, and Military Joint Services Transcripts to Admissions. Note: transcripts will not be evaluated until student is enrolled and has attended classes past the census date (12th class day).
Veteran: The Texas State legislatures allows veterans to have a waiver from taking the TSI (placement) tests. TSI scores will be required for any math, reading or writing developmental courses (DMAT, DIRW). Dependent: Please pick up a test referral form from CEVSS.
Discuss career and transfer options. Align your chosen Program of Study with your career and educational goals. Review information here: https://www.dcccd.edu/CD/DCC/Pages/default.aspx Choose via eConnect.
If your Program of Study is offered in the Career Technology (CT) or Education fields, you will be advised in that department.
Course Schedule Class information is available via the school’s website (https://alt.eastfieldcollege.edu/cdi/) and your eConnect account.
If you are unable to register yourself via eConnect, please build your class schedule in eConnect, print it, and bring it to an advisor in CEVSS who will register you for classes.
Be sure to determine if EFC requires payment for the classes at the time of registration.
Submit your signed EFC Certification request form to CEVSS as soon as you register for courses. firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 972.860.8340. This is required in order to activate educational benefit funds.
Be prepared to purchase books and supplies. Know your benefit type since not all receive supplies from the VA.
Your schedule can be found in your eConnect account. It provides the location, meeting dates and times of your classes along with the refund and withdrawal deadlines.
Eastfield College’s three year CEVSS grant project is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education. One hundred percent (100%) or $430,962.00 of the total costs of the CEVSS project and activities are fully funded with these federal dollars.
CEVSS is thankful to FIPSE for their generous support.