Military and Veterans

Welcome to Military City U.S.A.™!  The Alamo Colleges District provides support and advocacy for our military families through offices on Joint Base San Antonio and at our colleges through St. Philip’s College Military Support Services (MSS) Department and San Antonio College Victory Center.

Our colleges do not engage in high-pressure recruitment, nor do we provide additional compensation for the recruitment of military-connected families.  Always confer with your education service office before engaging in any voluntary education activity.

For those seeking assistance with Veterans Education Benefits:  College VA Centers

Army TA Students click here: ArmyIgnitED Information

VA Educational Benefits and Hazlewood Exemption Submissions

Military Support Services is focused on attending to the needs of our Active Duty, National Guard and Reservists, and their family members enrolled in any of the Alamo Colleges.

Please click the link below, log in with your ACES credentials, and select “VA Enrollment Certification Form” from the menu to complete your certification.

Submit VA Benefits Certification


Fall 2023


Fall 16 Week


Flex I

Fall Flex II


Classes Begin

Aug. 28, 2023

Sept. 11, 2023

Aug. 28, 2023

Oct. 23, 2023

Dec. 18, 2023

1st Day to Submit Request for Certification

Apr. 24, 2023

May 11, 2023

Apr. 28, 2023 June 23, 2023 Aug. 18, 2023


Spring 2024


Fall 16 Week


Flex I

Fall Flex II


Classes Begin

Jan. 16, 2024

Jan. 28, 2024

Jan. 16, 2024

Mar. 18, 2024

May 13, 2024

1st Day to Submit Request for Certification

Sept. 16, 2023

Sept. 29, 2023

Sept. 16, 2023 Nov. 18, 2023 Jan. 13, 2024


Summer 2024


Summer I 8 Week

Summer I

Summer II 8 Week

Summer 10 Week

Summer III

Summer II

Classes Begin

May 13, 2024

May 13, 2024

June 3, 2024

June 3, 2024

June 17, 2024

July 8, 2024

1st Day to Submit Request for Certification

Jan. 13, 2024

Jan. 13, 2024

Feb. 3, 2024 Feb. 3, 2024 Feb. 17, 2024 Mar. 8, 2024


Student Support for Military Families


• Admissions & Enrollment
• Residency & Tuition Rates
• Mil-TA & MyCAA
• Changes due to Deployment
• Overseas Advocacy
• Much more –Ask us!

Phone us: (210) 486-2001
Email SupportZoom SupportSPC Military Support ServicesSAC Victory Center

Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Offices


St. Philip’s College provides full time student support services at JBSA for students attending any of the Alamo Colleges.

Currently, our JBSA staff remain remote at Fort Sam due to the pandemic.  Check back for more information.

Fort Sam Houston



Alamo Online

Getting Started


Please seek guidance from your service Education Advisor before getting started.

If you need assistance or have questions with any of the steps along the way, contact us!

Find Your ProgramHow to ApplyTesting CentersOnline Programs

Courses Supporting Military & Veteran Families


Active military have priority registration for all JBSA courses.

St. Philip’s College saves seats in Reserved-online and campus courses for our Military & Veteran-connects families.

Fall Courses

Spring Courses

Summer Courses

Reserved Courses

Cost of Attendance


Annual estimates for tuition & fees, room & board, books, transportation and miscellaneous expenses.

Residency affects tuition rates. In most cases, military families are eligible for our lowest, in-state tuition rates.  Contact us for a review!

Net Price Calculators

Estimated Cost Per Year

DoD Tuition & Fees 2023-24   NLC NVC PAC SAC SPC

Military Residency Verification

Paying for College


It is important to understand the costs associated with attending college.

The more you know, the more you can maximize your funding and reduce out-of-pocket costs.

All applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid and scholarships.

Financial Aid

Alamo Scholarships

Paying for College

Consumer Protection

College Financing Plan

GEM | Air Force General Education Mobile


Air Force General Education Mobile (GEM) is a partnership between CCAF and partnering accredited civilian schools to provide general education courses to meet CCAF requirements, online.

Let us help you finish your CCAF degree online, from anywhere around the globe!

Air University GEM

GEM at Alamo

Alamo Online

MyCAA | Military Spouse Scholarship


The Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Program offers up to $4000 for qualified military spouses towards a degree or certificate.


All Spouses are encouraged to check with MyCAA to see if they qualify to use MyCAA for their program of study at the Alamo Colleges District!


More on MyCAA

College Pathways & Programs

MyCAA Ed Plan Template

Withdrawals, Refunds & Unearned TA Policy


Know withdrawal implications on payments, grading, TA/MyCAA billing and reimbursement before making a decision to withdraw.

Always seek guidance before making enrollment changes.

On orders or have a change in military status affecting enrollment? Contact Us.

Academic Calendar

Advising Centers

Refund Policies

Return of Unearned TA Policy

AFVEC, ArmyIgnitED & Navy College Portals


The Department of Military Support Services provides assistance related to military voluntary education & TA administration portals such as TA billing, grade reporting, graduation verification, reimbursement actions, and more.

JBSA Education Centers

AF Virtual Education Center


Navy College

Decision Making Tools

The Alamo Way: Always Inspire, Always Improve

Our three top priorities are Student Success, Principle-Centered Leadership and Performance Excellence.

All colleges of the Alamo Colleges District are signatory to the DoD Voluntary Education Partnership.

About the Alamo Colleges

DoD Voluntary Ed Partnership

TA Decide Tool

College Scorecard

College Navigator

Accreditation Information


The Colleges of the Alamo Colleges District are accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Understanding different types of accreditation is important because it can affect what credit is accepted or rejected upon transfer.

Northeast Lakeview College

Northwest Vista College

Palo Alto College

St. Philip’s College

San Antonio College

Additional Services, Resources & Information

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Let our team help you find the assistance you need whether personalized services required for ADA accommodations, counseling, tutoring, career exploration, resumé writing or other.

Let us know what support you need.

Disability Services


Career Resources

Good Samaritan Vet Center

College for All Texans

Vista Veterans Library (NVC)