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GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Attention:

College is within your reach — whether you want 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 VA benefits. Find out more about how to apply for and receive VA educational benefits.

Tuition Refund Assistance

Get information as well as dates and deadlines for 60 Percent Dates and Return of Financial Aid Funds.

Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success

TRiO Veterans Upward Bound

Are you a veteran interested in enrolling or returning to college? Learn more about the TRiO Veterans Upward Bound program for assistance.

Learn more about our Boots to Books program.

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Students come to the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success located in C-112 with a vast array of work experience and training.
The CEVSS Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program provides veterans with the opportunity to earn academic credit for learning gained outside the traditional classroom.
PLA may be right for you if you have developed college level knowledge, skills, and abilities as a result of your:
Military training
Business ownership
Work experience
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.

Get Admitted

Complete the application online to be a current student at EFC: https://www1.dcccd.edu/stuapp/

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

https://www1.dcccd.edu/stuapp/

Your DD214, service member 4, will be required in Admissions and/or in Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success (CEVSS)

Apply for Military Educational Benefits

Federal Benefits (Chapter 33, 31 30, 1606, 1607): Complete the online application at 

https://www.vets.gov/education/apply-for-education-benefits/application/1990/introduction

Allow 2-6 weeks to receive the Certificate of Eligibility (COE).

State Benefits (Hazelwood): http://www.tvc.texas.gov/Hazlewood-Act.aspx

Attend CEVSS New Student Orientation

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

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).

Take placement tests

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.

Develop an Educational Plan with a CEVSS Advisor

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.

Register for Classes and Make Payment Plans

Find a class here using the browsable class schedule or the catalog. You can also register for classes through 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 the Eastfield Certification Request Form

As soon as you register for courses, submit your signed CEVSS Certification Request Form to 4veteranaffairs@dcccd.edu or fax to 972.860.8340. This is required in order to activate educational benefit funds.

Get Your Books and Supplies

Be prepared to purchase books and supplies. Know your benefit type since not all receive supplies from the VA.

Print your Student Class Schedule

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.

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