Veterans Center 

 

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, VA Disability Assistance, and Veteran Academic Counseling. The Veterans Center is staffed by a Veteran Coordinator, Veterans Services Specialist, 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.

 

Veterans Center services include:

Campus Closure Updates

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Information on Benefits During Campus Closure

VA has worked with Congress to preserve GI Bill® benefits for impacted students during this difficult time. The new law allows for VA to continue to pay benefits regardless of the fact that the program has changed from resident training to online training. Also, students will continue to receive the same monthly housing allowance payments that they received for resident training extended to December 21, 2021.

 

For updates visit the GI Bill® Facebook Page or Veterans Benefits Twitter Page

Maximize MHA for Spring 2021

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 Spring 2021 term if the course description contains a meeting day and time. Example: Section XXXX will meet 02/01/2021 - 06/07/2021 Tuesday 6:00-8:55PM, Distance Education/Online, Room WEB. Course descriptions for RESIDENT courses are worded many different ways, but they will always contain a meeting date and time.
  • A hybrid course will be determined as RESIDENT course for the Spring 2021 term if the course description contains a meeting day and time online with additional instructional hours/week via internet. Example: Section XXXX will meet TTH 1:00pm-3:10 online. Additional 4 instructional hours/week via Internet. Familiarity with computers, Internet required.
  • A course will be determined as a DISTANCE course for the Spring term if the course description DOES NOT contain a meeting day and time. Example: Section XXXX will meet 02/01/2021 - 06/07/2021 Internet 100%, Distance Education/Online, Room WEB.

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

How to Contact the Veterans Center

Current and Returning Students: If your question doesn't require live assistance, contact us via e-Advising.

 

  • A Veterans Center staff member will respond to your question within 3 business days.You will need to know your Student ID to access this form.
  • Once your question is answered, you will receive an email notification prompting you to sign back into e-Advising. If you do not receive an email, please proceed by signing back into e-Advising to view the response.

 

New Students: Contact us via email at cuyamaca.veterans@gcccd.edu

Scheduling an Appointment for Academic Counseling

Click here to sign up for a Virtual Drop In with Osvaldo Torres

Services provided through Virtual Drop-Ins: General questions

Available only on Mondays 10 AM to 1 PM

 

Schedule a one hour appointment for academic counseling with Osvaldo Torres

Services provided through live 60 minute Appointments: Comprehensive Educational Plans (semester by semester plan); Financial Aid Petitions; Choosing a Major; Career Counseling; Personal Counseling (related to academic success); Transfer/Graduation planning; Professional Referrals to Community Resources

 

Appointments are released every weekday. If no appointments are available please check back the next day. You can also request an appointment here.

 

Scheduling an Appointment for Assistance with VA Resources

If you need assistance with VA disability or VA healthcare, we are here to help.

Schedule an appointment for assistance with VA resources with Allan Estrada

 

Appointments are released every weekday. If no appointments are available please check back the next day. You can also request an appointment here.

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