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
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.
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
On the Spot Certifications occur at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester. During this process our Veteran students and Military Affiliated students are provided necessary certifications and resources to achieve their educational goals. (add a calendar link for when dates are submitted.) Below is an old example of dates.
College Credit for Heroes
Lone Star College is a partner institution in the College Credit for Heroes program administered by the Texas Workforce Commission. Lone Star College is honored to be a part of the program to serve our veterans and service members. The College Credit for Heroes program seeks to maximize college credit awarded to veterans and service members for their military training, coursework, and experience resulting in military students receiving their degrees based on a shorter timeline. For more information please contact our Instructional Designer at LSC-MilitaryServices@LoneStar.edu or 832.519.2923 to determine if you have prior learning courses or training to assess (PLA). Visit the College Credit for Heroes site.
Is Financial Aid Available?
For financial aid support contact, GIBILL@LoneStar.edu or call 281.290.2922. Additional benefits may include:
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
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).
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.