VA Programs & Resources
The following is a list of programs in which VA staff can provide information and assistance:
Hazlewood tuition exemption provides up to 150 credit hours of tuition exemption. Hazlewood Legacy Act
allows qualified Texas veterans to transfer any unused hours to their dependent child. A widow or dependent
child of a service member killed in action, or who has been deemed 100% service connected disabled, may also
qualify for the Hazlewood Act exemption.
Isakson and Roe
The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires
educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA
educational benefits. You can access a personalized data sheet by visiting the THECB Net Price Calculator
and selecting El Paso Community College. Additional financial information can be found at the NCES College
Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty -
Chapter 30 (PDF)
Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill® - Available to those who entered active duty after June 30, 1985 completed at
least two years continuous active service, contributed $1,200 to the program, received a high school diploma
or GED, and received an honorable discharge.
Mongomery GI Bill® - Chapter 1606
Available to those who enlist, re-enlist, or extend an enlistment in the Selective Reserve for not less than
six years, in addition to any other period of obligation after June 30, 1985; earned a high school diploma
or GED; completed the IADT; fulfilled 180 days of service in the selective reserve; and is satisfactorily
participating in required training in the Selective Reserve.
Mongomery GI Bill® - Chapter 1607
Available to certain reservists who were activated after Sept. 11, 2001, may either be eligible for
education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.
Post-9/11 GI Bill® - Chapter 33
Available to those who served at least 90 combined days on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, and received an
honorable discharge. This benefit covers active duty served as a member of the Armed Forces or because of a
call or order to active duty from a reserve component (National Guard and Reserve) under certain sections of
Survivors Dependents Educational
Assistance - Chapter 35 (PDF)
Available to dependents and survivors of certain veterans who have serious disabilities as the result of
their service (100% disabled), or who have died of a service-connected cause, were a prisoner of war or
missing in action.
Vocational Rehabilitation -
Available to veterans who have been declared disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs due to
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