Spring break will be extended one week for students at the colleges of DCCCD.
Classes will not be held March 16-29 as faculty and staff prepare to transition to working, teaching and learning remotely. Please visit dcccd.edu/coronavirus for additional information.

Veterans Services

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at benefits.va.gov/gibill.


College is within your reach — whether you want to further your education, convert your military experience into college credit, finish an uncompleted degree or retrain for a new civilian career.

We want to help you receive the full value of your educational benefits. And, most of all, we want to help you succeed in college.

We can help students apply for VA benefits. Find out more about how to apply for and receive VA educational benefits.

Tuition Refund Assistance

Get information as well as dates and deadlines for 60% Dates and Return of Financial Aid Funds.

North Lake’s VA Office offers individual academic advisement, registration, degree planning, course certification for VA benefits, and referrals for campus and community resources.

College Credit for Heroes

North Lake College is a proud participant in the College Credit for Heroes program. This initiative offers credit for computer information technology training and experience which veterans gained during their years of service. If you serve or have served and received IT training, participating in this program will reduce the amount of time needed for an associate degree to just 18 months. You can also earn professional certification in 10 months.

Student Veterans Association

North Lake College's Student Veterans' Association seeks to fulfill three goals: provide veterans a place to connect with each other, encourage campus involvement, and reach out to serve the community. Regular events help veterans support each other through the transition to student life. Visit the Facebook page, email northlakesva@gmail.com or contact faculty advisor Hillary Gallego, hgallego@dcccd.edu or (972) 273-3480.
In spring 2015, the NLC SVA organized a 5K "fun run" fundraiser, which raised money for a new student veteran scholarship.

Helpful links

Free, online mental health screenings

The Counseling Center has partnered with Screening for Mental Health, Inc. (SMH) to allow North Lake students and employees to take a free, anonymous Online Mental Health Screening for symptoms of concern such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and more. The screenings are meant to help you decide if consulting with a mental health professional would be beneficial to you. The results obtained are not formal diagnoses and not intended to replace professional discussions with a counselor.