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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
VA-Advising@LoneStar.edu
281-290-2922

Veteran Services
GIBILL@LoneStar.edu
281-290-2922

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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 

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. 

Spring 2023 - On the Spot Certifications Events                

Campus Name Date Student Location Student Parking
CyFair 1/9/2023 Learning Commons (LRNC) 141 Parking Lot I (Entrance C)
University Park 1/10/2023 Building 13 5th Floor Lobby (near study rooms) Parking Garages 10 and 11
Houston North-Greenspoint 1/11/2023 Greenspoint-203 Park anywhere close to building
North Harris 1/12/2023 Digital Technology Center 103 Parking Lot- G
Montgomery 1/17/2023 Building A-229 Campus Parking Garage
Tomball 1/18/2023 East Hall-257 Lot closest to building
Kingwood 1/19/2023 Administration & Performing Arts Center (APA)-119 Lot G

 

College Credit 4 Heroes LogoLone 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:

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
Winter Mini December 6, 2022
Spring January 5, 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
Application

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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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
Joshua Duck Joshua.Duck@lonestar.edu 281-290-1856
Maria Pampolina Maria.Pampolina@lonestar.edu 281-290-2898

 

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