UPDATE ON FEDERAL "SHUTDOWN"
The federal government reached a budget agreement on 10/16/13 and federal offices, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, are again fully operational. VA disbursements should continue as scheduled.
Please contact our office directly or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns.
The Veterans Services Office (VSO) provides assistance to veterans and their dependents who may be eligible for federal or state educational benefits gained through military service. Applications and information for applying and using these benefits may be obtained in person from the VSO in the Cesar Chavez Student Services Center (Building 1400 on the main campus) or online at the Veterans Welcome Center.
Every student who wishes to use veteran educational benefits while attending Southwestern College is required to complete the proper paperwork with the VSO each semester. Veteran students and their dependents using benefits must declare their classes, report any added or dropped classes, and submit Student Education Plans (SEPs) to reflect declarations/changes of major to the VSO immediately.
Copies of any correspondence from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) should also be given to the VSO in a timely fashion.
Detailed registration and benefits processing procedures, forms, relevant links, and additional helpful information for veteran students can be found at the Veterans Welcome Center (VWC).
This Welcome Center was created with the generous assistance of an American Council on Education/Wal-Mart Foundation grant. The VWC is your primary gateway to information on veteran services, support, and benefits here at Southwestern College.
Thank you for your service – we are proud to help you achieve your educational goals!