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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 Fall 2024

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 Summer 2023 and Fall 2023

Priority registration will begin May 01, 2024. Please submit only summer paperwork at this time. You can submit Fall 2024 after July 05, 2024. 

‘‘GI Bill®’’ is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).”