Veteran Services

Important Veteran Service Update:

Students using Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits are required to verify enrollment at the end of each month to receive a Monthly Housing Allowance starting on or after December 17, 2021.  Contact the Education Call Center to initiate the verification enrollment process at 1-888-442-4551.

How do I get started? Pre-Admission & Veteran Services Advising

Speak with a Veteran Services Representative

By Chat, Email, 281.401.5357 or in Person 

Apply to Lone Star College

1. Complete Admissions Application
2. Request Official College Transcripts
3. Request Military Transcripts
4. Apply for Financial Aid Financial Aid (FAFSA)
School Code: 011145
Learn More about Tuition Assistance

Ready to Register? Program Registration & Campus Advising

Meet with a Workforce or Academic Campus Advisor and Register for Classes

1. Explore class options with Campus Advising
2. Questions about your GIBILL? Contact GIBILL@LoneStar.edu or call, 281.290.2922

Submit Request for Certification with Veteran Services Advisor 

1. Apply for VA Benefits 
2. Submit all required documents
3. Request for Certification each semester (Forms)

Apply for additional Veteran Resources

1. Register with Combined Arms
2. LoneStar.edu/CARE

Receive Case Manager/Advisor Details

Students receiving benefits from Veteran Services must comply with VA rules and regulations. To avoid overpayment, all transcripts must be evaluated, and credit(s) applied prior to certification of courses for benefits. Students are highly encouraged to have their military transcript evaluated to register for classes.

*If you have interest in our Fast Track Course of study or Workforce programs, please contact Siara McMahon at 281.290.2892.

**If you have questions or require assistance with obtaining your transcript(s), please contact one of our Veterans Academic Advisors.

***If you have questions, please contact our Financial Aid Contact Center or review the latest information and application for Tuition Assistance

Veteran Advising Services

Veteran Services

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Lone Star College will evaluate and transfer your military experience into college credit through a process called prior-learning assessment (PLA). This PLA process awards college credit, certification or advanced standing for a studentís non-academic experiences and training. Special programs are in place to instantly approve credit hours for a select number of degrees in certificates when you choose Lone Star College. To request a complete list email, Siara.L.McMahon@LoneStar.edu or call 281.290.2892 MCAI Scaling Guide Available

Discover PLA PLA FAQ 

To request an On the Spot Certification contact one of the certifiers below. During this process our Veteran students and Military Affiliated students are provided necessary certifications and resources to achieve their educational goals. 

School Certifying Officials contacts:

Name Email Phone
Valarie Lopez Valarie.K.Lopez@lonestar.edu 281-290-3797
Jenifer Woloson Jenifer.Woloson@lonestar.edu 832-519-2936
Larissa Hernandez Larissa.J.Hernandez@lonestar.edu 281-655-3749
Luis Reyes Luis.Reyes@lonestar.edu 281-290-2844
Maria Pampolina Maria.Pampolina@lonestar.edu 281-290-2898
Abduali Balbuena Abduali.U.Balbuena@lonestar.edu 281-290-2807

Is Financial Aid Available?

For financial aid support contact, GIBILL@LoneStar.edu or call 281.290.2922. Additional benefits may include:

Do Not Drop/Hold Process

If you submit your Request for Certification before the due date(s) listed below, you will automatically receive a Do Not Drop/Hold Service Indicator (B14) on your account.  

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for a Do Not Drop/Hold (B14), students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Students must be utilizing one of the following benefits:  Chapter 31, Chapter 33 or Hazlewood.*
  2. Students cannot have an outstanding balance from a prior term.
  3. Students must submit a Request for Certification each semester before the following due dates(s):
Semester  Due Date
May Mini May 2, 2023
Summer May 23, 2023
Fall August 1, 2023

If you do not submit your Request for Certification by the due date(s) listed above, you will need to contact the Business Office to set up a payment arrangement so that you will not be dropped from your classes.

*PLEASE NOTE:  Hazlewood students must also follow the due dates above as well as submit all required documents no later than one week prior to the end of the term.

Work Study Positions Available

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Veteran Services is currently accepting applications for those that are eligible. Please complete an application and submit it to GIBILL@LoneStar.edu for eligibility determination. (Note: Students are not required to submit a resume or cover letter per the VA). 

Eligibility Requirements

VetSuccess on Campus

The VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program is here to help Veterans, Service members, and their qualified dependents succeed and thrive through a coordinated delivery of on-campus benefits assistance and counseling, leading to completion of their education and preparing them to enter the labor market in viable careers. For more information, contact Stacy Reynolds at  Stacy.Reynolds@va.gov.

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