Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) - Richland College - Veterans Services

Richland College helps students build their future through courses that can be applied to the first two years of a baccalaureate degree, one- or two-year certificates in a number of career fields, and training in the latest technology for students who want to advance in their current careers.

Our Veteran Services Office is your liaison to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for certification of your veteran and veteran-related education benefits. Whether you're currently serving in the military, a veteran or a veteran's dependent, we want to help you succeed in college and enjoy the full value of your active duty or veteran's educational benefits. We offer individual academic advisement, registration, degree planning, course certification for VA benefits, and referrals for campus and community resources.

Some admission requirements vary depending on the type of applicant you are.  Please go the the website for the specifics for each type:

  • New to College Students
  • High School Students
  • Dual Credit High School Students
  • Transfer Students
  • Former Students
  • Undocumented students who are Texas residents
  • International F1 Visa Students
  • Out-of-State Online Students

Once you have completed the admissions and registration process at the DCCCD college of your choice, you can apply for your VA education benefits.

Once you have submitted your documentation, the VA Office will need your official degree plan or Parent Institute Letter (PIL) before submitting your certification to the VA regional office.

Our processing time in our office is currently 30-45 business days once you submit all your documents.

To obtain the list of forms needed, please select the situation that applies to you on our website, or call. 


Career Phase:
Discharges Allowed:
Military Branch:
Programs for Family Members:
Service Counties:
  • Collin
  • Dallas
  • Denton
  • Ellis
  • Hunt
  • Johnson
  • Kaufman
  • Parker
  • Rockwall
  • Somervell
  • Tarrant
  • Wise
Services Category:
  • Ed - Public University or College
VA Disability Rating Requirement:
Vet Plus: