Join the HCC Veterans community.

Join the HCC Veterans community.

Mission Statement

The mission of the District Office of Veterans Affairs (DOVA) is to support our Veterans and reservist students in their pursuit of higher education. The office is committed to facilitating communication among the campus offices serving veterans and reservists. Through programming and direct services, we provide veterans, reservists, and their families with a coordinated system of service delivery to insure a meaningful transition to civilian life, and a positive educational experience at Houston Community College.

Veterans Affairs Resources

The Houston Community College Office of Veterans Affairs is excited that you are joining the HCC Veterans community. Our Resource Centers are available to help you with questions or needs you may have.

Join the HCC Veterans Community

Important Information for Students

VA Service Indicator

VA Service Indicator Removal Process

HCC students using VA education benefits must submit a Veterans Affairs Certification Request each time they enroll in HCC classes. Doing so, releases the service indicator form their accounts.  The purpose of the indicator is to ensure that our office is notified once a student adds, drops, or swaps classes. Additionally, it will also minimize the occurrence of students receiving VA educational benefit debts. This indicator will automatically be placed on your account every Monday. It is removed on a first come, first serve basis.   However, all indicators are removed by the close of business daily except on weekends and college holidays.


When registration is open, all Veteran students will have one opportunity to register for classes without an impact from the hold. However, if you place classes in your shopping cart and DO NOT complete the entire enrollment process the system will recognize that you have exhausted your one opportunity and the indicator will be enforced. Then, you will have to complete another Veterans Affairs Certification Request. Another Veterans Affairs Certification Request must also be submitted when there is a change in your enrollment (add, drop, swap, class cancellation, and withdrawal).

Training Time - Basic Allowances

Training Time:

  • 12 credit hours= full time status (Regular Term & Second Start)
  • 9-11 credit hours=3/4 status (Regular Term & Second Start)
  • 6-8 credit hours=1/2 time status (Regular Term & Second Start)
  • 4-5 credit hours=less than 1/2 time status (Regular Term & Second Start)
  • 1-3 credit hours=1/4 time or less status (Regular Term & Second Start)

Summer training time:

  • 7 credit hours=full time status during the 10 week summer session
  • 6 credit hours=full time status during the Summer 1 session or S1 (8 Weeks)
  • 4 credit hours=full time status during the Summer 2 session. or S2 (5 Weeks)

Change of Degree Plan

If you change your degree plan, please meet with an academic advisor to receive a new degree plan and complete a change of degree plan form (VA Form 22-1995 or 22-5495).

You may also fax your new degree plan, along with the change of degree plan form and a cover letter, to VA Office at 713-718-8444.

Meet with an academic advisor to update your degree plan at least once each year.



Process for Graduation:

Please file for graduation through your HCC academic advisor prior to your last semester.

Meet with an advisor to update your degree plan and verify that you have completed all the necessary coursework and institutional requirements. This will show all work completed prior to the semester of graduation, courses in progress, transfer work applied to your degree, and any course substitutions and approvals.

Applications should be filed either the semester prior to or the semester in which the student plans to graduate. Students should complete the Application for Degree/Certificate online.

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Contact Us

District Office of Veterans Affairs

3220A Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

Hours of Operation: 8AM - 5PM Monday- Friday