Veteran or Military-Affliated Student

Welcome, Veteran or Military-Affliated Student!

HCC salutes members and former members of the U.S. military! Follow the steps to enroll at HCC and find your next life assignment!



Apply for VA Educational Benefits


Apply to HCC & Submit Documents


Meet with an Advisor


Register & Pay for Classes


Step 1

Apply for VA Educational Benefits

Don't delay! Approval of your Federal VA educational benefits could take up to 45 days.

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Hazlewood‌ - Is a State of Texas benefit that provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas. This does NOT include living expenses, books, or supply fees.

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Step 2

Apply to HCC & Submit Documents

Returning students do not need to re-fill out an application and can proceed to submit their VMASS Certification and Checklist items in the Student Center.


If you are new to HCC, you will need to apply. Go to the online application.

  1. Start a new application or continue with a saved application form.
  2. If you selected "Start a new application," on the next screen select your correct student type from the left-hand menu.
  3. Fill out and complete the application.


Upon completing the application, you will receive your Conditional Approval Letter and a welcome email that contains your HCC Student ID number and P-number (if assigned).


Submit your application now!

Submit a VMASS Certification Request, for each Federal VA educational benefit awarded. This form is required for any schedule changes, i.e. Add, Drop, Swap.


Submit a VMASS Certification Request


If applicable, submit a Hazlewood Certification Request.


Submit a Hazlewood Certification Request

After signing in to the Student Center, you will see the "My Checklists" menu option. Your checklist items may have four types of checklist items: policy, onboarding/pre-enrollment; financial aid; or other.

A checklist item will be added to your Student Center for the benefits indicated on your certification request.


See the links below for additional information on specific checklist items:


Step 3

Meet with an Advisor

After completing all of your “Onboarding and Pre-enrollment Checklists,” please meet with an HCC Academic Advisor to select a VA-approved degree program or certificate plan.

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Step 4

Register & Pay for Classes

Log in to the Student Center and start adding classes to your schedule.

Register for classes on your approved degree plan. Your benefits do not cover classes that are not on your approved degree plan.

Please visit the "Financial Account" tab to review your account balance, due date, and payment options.

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Options to cover costs


Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Prepare for your first day of class!


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