Financial Aid

Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
The Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, or (DARS), administers programs that ensure Texas is a state where people with disabilities can enjoy the same opportunities as other Texans to live independent and productive lives. The Vocational Rehabilitation Program can pay as much as $3,800.00 towards tuition and supplies If Qualified. Contact a DARS representative in your area for more information.

12000 Network Blvd, Suite 210
San Antonio, Texas  78249
Phone: 561-8600
10303 Nacogdoches Road
San Antonio, Texas  78217
Phone: 590-5740
5309 Wurzbach Road, Suite 102
San Antonio, Texas  78238
Phone: 522-8010
1011 Ada Street
San Antonio, Texas  78223
Phone: 927-8300

Qualifying GI Bills

Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30) – any Active Duty members enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months; and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation.

Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 1606) – a reservist must be actively drilling and have a 6-year obligation in the Selected Reserve to be eligible. The Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 1606)

Post 9/11 Chapter 33) – provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Reserve Educational Assistance ((REAP) Chapter 1607) – Dependents Educational Assistance Program is designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress. This program makes certain reservists who were activated for at least 90 days after September 11, 2001 either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.

Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA Chapter 35) – provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training.

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides up to $4,000 (over 2 years) of financial assistance for military spouses who are pursuing licenses or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields. Alamo City Barber College is approved to accept Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) to those who qualify. Learn More