Veterans Center 


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The Veterans Center is a communal space to help ease the transition of student veterans into the academic setting. It is now a one-stop for all veterans services, including Resource Center, VA Education Benefit Certification, and Veteran Academic Counseling. The Veterans Center is staffed by a Veteran Coordinator, Certifying Official and Academic Counselor along with VA work study students to ensure that all student veterans receive the adequate help, support, and resources to succeed academically. The Veterans Center was recognized by Military Times as one of 300 colleges in the United States as a "Best for Vets" college for 2022. This recognition highlights the commitment Cuyamaca College has to supporting our veterans and military affiliated students. 


Veterans Center services include:

Important Updates

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Maximize MHA for Spring 2023

To maximize your MHA, you must be enrolled in at least one resident course and be enrolled as a full-time student.


How To Determine If A Course Is Resident Or Distance Learning For VA Certification

  • A course will be determined as a RESIDENT course for the term if the course description contains a on-campus location, meeting day and time.
  • A hybrid course will be determined as RESIDENT course for the term if the course description contains an on-campus meeting day and time with additional instructional hours/week via internet.  
  • A course will be determined as a DISTANCE course for the term if the course description DOES NOT contain an on-campus location or online meeting dates and times.

If you are unsure about whether a course is considered “RESIDENT” or “DISTANCE ” for VA certification purposes, please feel free to send an email to our Certifying Official, Debra Ayers.

Important Information Regarding Enrollment Certification for Spring 2023

The Department of Veterans Affairs will be implementing a new Enrollment Certification program in January 2023 . It is highly recommended that you submit your documents for spring 2023 as soon as possible to avoid a delay in your MHA and book stipend. Additionally, please be mindful that the campus will be closed for Winter recess beginning December 23, 2022 through January 02, 2023

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