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We offer what you need to achieve success. Come explore and find out why so many students have decided to call one of the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District the pathway to their future.

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Alamo Colleges' Library Information

St. Philip's College
• MLK Campus Library
• Southwest Campus Library

Welcome to the Alamo Colleges District!

If at any time you require assistance or have questions, please contact our Military Support Team at

The following colleges are approved for federal funding and have signed the DoD Voluntary Education Partnership MOU:

Get More for Less:

Our affordability extends the value of both TA and Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) funding.

Cost of Attendance
Tuition & Fees (DoD funded students see below)
Paying for College (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)
College Navigator
Consumer Information (Financial Aid Shopping Sheets)
College Scorecards
Financial Services at our Colleges

If you would like assistance using or understanding any of the tools above, please contact your college Advisor or our installation site representative.

The Choice is Yours:

 The Alamo Colleges have a vast selection of degree and certificate options.

Military Enrollment Process 

Helpful Information:

Career Coach
Free College Placement Skills Training (online)
Free Math, Reading and Writing Reviews and Test Prep
College Catalogs
Schedule of Classes
Career and Placement Center
Attending College While in the Military (Resources) 
Financial Aid and Scholarships for Veterans

Continuing Education/Workforce Opportunities



DoD Funded (TA and MyCAA) Tuition Rates

Department of Defense Funded Students (TA/MyCAA) have been approved for the following rates: 

Northwest Vista College DoD Rate 2017-2018
Palo Alto College DoD Rate 2017-2018
St. Philip's College DoD Rate 2017-2018
San Antonio College DoD Rate 2017-2018
Northwest Vista College DoD Rate 2018-2019
Palo Alto College DoD Rate 2018-2019
St. Philip's College DoD Rate 2018-2019
San Antonio College DoD Rate 2018-2019

Questions regarding special tuition charges may be directed to

Military Tuition Assistance (TA)
Veterans Education Benefits (VA)
Military Spouse Financial Assistance (MyCAA)
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Scholarship Information

Paying for Courses & Payment Deadlines:

Students must be paid in full, enrolled in a payment plan or have an approved payment extension* by the payment deadline to avoid being dropped from all courses.  
  • Payment DEADLINES
    • Three main semesters per year; Fall, Spring, Summer
    • Some semesters include additional parts of term which begin later, such as Start II, Flex II, etc.
    • During a payment deadline, payment is due for all courses in the entire semester, regardless of when they begin 
  • Payment by TA or MyCAA
    • Students with approved TA or MyCAA funding must submit documents for processing
    • Approved TA/MyCAA forms may be submitted by email to or in person to the college Bursar/Business Office
    • All information on TA/MyCAA documents must be correct
    • Forms with incorrect information will not be accepted
  • PAYMENT EXTENSIONS for students with pending TA or MyCAA funding*
    • Occasionally payment deadlines occur before you are eligible to request TA/MyCAA or before your funds are approved
    • Payment extensions may be granted until the last payment deadline before semester start
    • Payment Extension Request* 
      Payment extensions are not processed on holidays or weekends
      Students may opt for a traditional installment plan option to secure their courses through their student account
  • Students are responsible for paying all charges not covered by TA or MyCAA by the payment deadline
    • Payments by credit, debit or check are made through your student account
    • Cash payments are made in person at the college Bursar/Business Office
    • Students are responsible for ensuring financial aid (if awarded) is applied

Refunds and Billing:

Students using TA/MyCAA funding should always check with their military/MyCAA education counselor before making any schedule changes.  Students are responsible for understanding implications of schedule changes, to include adds, drops and withdrawals and their effect on student accounts.  Students are responsible for all charges incurred, including those not covered by TA/MyCAA and/or resulting from the return of unearned TA/MyCAA funds.

Questions regarding schedule changes and TA/MyCAA billing should be discussed with the individual's service or MyCAA before changes are made.

Return of Unearned TA/MyCAA refund policy

Student Refund Schedule

 Texas Benefits & Programs for Military & Veterans:

Be aware of benefits and programs available to you. 

Good Samaritan Veterans Outreach and Transition Center: provides free services to Veteran's and their families regardless of affiliation with St. Philip's College.

Military and Veteran Benefits in Texas
College for all Texans 
Texas Veterans Commission
Attending College While in the Military (Resources) 
Financial Aid and Scholarships for Veterans 

Alamo Colleges Installation Offices

Fort Sam Houston
Bldg. 2268, Room 207
View SPC at Fort Sam Houston

Lackland Air Force Base
Bldg. 5725, Room 144
View Lackland AFB

Randolph Air Force Base
Bldg. 208, Room 10
View Randoloph AFB

Email Questions to:

College Veterans Affairs Offices

Northeast Lakeview College
View College Veterans Affairs Office
Student Commons Welcome Center

Northwest Vista College
View College Veterans Affairs Office
CCC Room 110

Palo Alto College
View College Veterans Affairs Office
PC Room 111

St. Philip's College
View College Veterans Affairs Office
WEC Room 205

San Antonio College
View College Veterans Affairs Office
MLC Room 171