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Navarro College Veterans Services

Veterans and military families – welcome to Navarro College! Navarro began offering classes in September 1946. Most members of the first student body were returning Veterans from World War II looking to take advantage of assistance available under the newly enacted GI Bill of Rights. We continue to proudly serve Veteran students to this day. Navarro College is committed to helping you succeed as you transition from military to college life.

How to Become a Student at Navarro College

  1. Apply to Navarro College
  2. Fulfill Testing Requirements
  3. Provide Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Immunization
  4. Submit High School/College Transcripts to the Office of Admissions & Records
    • Military Transcripts – All active duty, reserve, and Veteran students must submit any military transcripts awarded. You can request transcripts to be sent to Navarro College:
    • College Credit for Heroes – is a partnership between the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to ensure that active duty, former, and retired military personnel receive the credith they earned for their service to our country.
      • Use the College Credit for Heroes website to request an evaluation of military educational experience that may count toward your college degree.
  5. Meet with your Advisor
  6. Complete VA Forms
    • Veterans 
      • Fill out VA Form 22-1990 (if you have never used VA Education benefits before) or VA Form 22-1995 (if you have used VA Education benefits at another school and now wish to transfer the benefit to Navarro College). These are available through the Veterans Online Application System, VONAPP or through e-Benefits. Follow the instructions to log in (you may need to create a username and password first) and select the appropriate form when given that option.
      • Submit a copy of your DD214 or NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility) to your VA Certifying Official.
    • Dependents
      • Fill out VA Form 22-5490 or 22-1990e (if you have never used VA Education benefits before) or VA Form 22-5495 or 22-1995e (if you have used VA Education benefits at another school and now wish to transfer the benefit to Navarro College). These are available through the Veterans Online Application System, VONAPP. Follow instructions to log in (you may need to create a username and password first) and select the appropriate form when given that option.
  7. Submit your Certificate of Eligibility to the Navarro College Certifying Official
    • This is the letter from the VA that verifies your eligibility for VA Education Benefits. If you have misplaced your Certificate of Eligibility, you may access this document on e-Benefits if you qualify for a premium account, or you may Submit an Inquiry to the VA requesting this document (you may need to create a username and password first).
  8. Determine Hazlewood Eligibility and Submit Application (if applicable)
  9. Apply for Financial Aid
  10. Register for Classes
    • Special Notes:
      • VA benefits cover only courses that are on your current (singular) degree plan
      • VA benefits cannot be used for clases that you have already taken and passed with a letter grade of A, B, C, or D; unless, you are in your last semester before graduation.
      • If you are taking developmental (or remedial) courses, you must take on-campus courses. Your VA benefits will nto pay for online developmental courses.
      • VA benefits will nto pay for Physical Education courses for Veterans on A.A. or A.S. Degree Programs, unless you are pursuing a Kinesiology Degree, but credit for those courses can be gained by turning in an eligible DD214 to the Office of Admissions.
  11. Complete the Request for Certification Form Online
    • The Request for Certification alerts the Navarro College Certifying Official that the student has registered and their schedule is finalized. Upon receipt of the request, the Certifying Official will evaluate the student’s schedule and submit all eligible classes to the VA for certification, thus ensuring that the VA begins payment for the semester at the appropriate time. The Request of Certification should be completed after your class schedule is finalized, but before classes begin, if at all possible. Requests will be processed in the order in which they are received.
  12. Pay for Classes at the Cashier’s Office or online
    • Special Notes:
      • If you have Chapter 1606, 1607, 30 (without the Hazlewood Exemption), or 35 (without the Hazlewood Exemption), you will not receive any VA funding until the end of the first month of enrollment. Therefore, you MUST have financial aid or establish a pyament plan with Navarro College to pay for classes before the payment deadline; otherwise, you will be dropped from your courses due to non-payment.
      • If you have Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill), please ensure that you have turned in your Certificate of Eligibility and completed your Request for Certification at least 10 business days before the payment deadline so that you are not dropped from your courses for non-payment. These students will have a “Do not Drop” hold placed onto their student account to ensure the student is not dropped due to non-payment while Navarro College awaits payment of tuition and fees from the VA.
  13. Buy Books
  14. Get Ready to Attend Class