Veteran Students

Most DACC degree and certificate programs are approved by the New Mexico Department of Veterans' Services, State Approving Agency, for enrollment of persons eligible to receive VA education benefits.

For further information concerning approved programs and the application process, eligible persons should contact the DACC Veterans Program Office, located in Room 111A of the DASR Building on the East Mesa Campus (575) 528-7081 or by email at

RESPONSIBILITY OF VETERAN STUDENTS. Students must be pursuing a degree or certificate in a specific program to be eligible to receive benefits. Admission procedures for veterans and other eligible persons are the same as those for all students. Degree plans or star degree audits from academic advisors must be submitted prior to any verification. For continued certification, students must submit an updated degree plan or star degree audit, and registration document, to the DACC Veterans Program Office each semester.

Veterans or dependents must notify the DACC Veterans Program Office when any one of the following occurs:

  1. Dropping or adding course(s)
  2. Withdrawing from course(s)
  3. Discontinuing regular class attendance
  4. Changing programs (academic majors)

V.A. educational benefits are payable for regular attendance in courses that are part of the veteran’s program (major) curriculum. V.A. educational benefits are not payable for:

  1. Classes not attended regularly
  2. Classes that are dropped
  3. Repeat of a course for which a passing grade was received
  4. Classes for which credit is received through successful completion of a proficiency test or grade by examination
  5. Classes taken on an audit basis
  6. Classes taken that are not part of the veteran’s program (major) curriculum
  7. Remedial and deficiency courses offered online cannot be approved and cannot be certified to VA