Southwestern College


The Veterans' Services Office provides assistance to veterans and their dependents who may be eligible for federal or state educational benefits gained through military service.

Veteran News 

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you register for classes you must declare them with us so that we can flag your record. Otherwise, you will be dropped due to non-payment on the drop dates of December 12th and January 17th. You would then have to try to find open classes or "crash" classes the first week of the term. Protect your enrollment priority be declaring today! Click here to access the online Term Declaration Form.

CALVET Students do not need to declare classes through this system.

  • IMPORTANT!! If you plan to attend the January session, you must understand that this is a non-standard term and the number of units required to achieved full time status is different that a regular term. Please click in "January term 2017" on the left navigation bar for more information. Please be sure to make informed decisions when registering for the SP17 term.
  • Now is the time to apply for Financial Aid! If you're planning to attend college in 2017-18, apply for Financial Aid today! priority application deadline is March 2nd. You can still apply for aid for the current academic year as well. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to receive additional funding for your academic career. Click here to get started.
  • We have a great selection of veteran-centered workshops scheduled for the Spring 2017 term. Click here to see the schedule.

Check out our Opportunities page - constantly updated with new programs and benefits for you.

Spring 2017 Processing

As of 09 January 2017 (we will update periodically - this data changes based on student activity)

Processing Type* Submission Date Records
Processed Percent
Express Lane 1/9/17 330 of 330 100%
Manual Processing 12/10/16 54 of 67 81%

Overall processing: 384 of 397 - 97% Complete plus 34 modifications processed 

 SEPs SPEED PROCESSING! If yours is over a year old, get an update and give us a copy.  If you don't have a SEP, get one!  You can move your record from manual processing to the express lane if you ensure your SEP is updated and all of your enrolled classes match what is required in the SEP.  Ensure you provide the VSO with all new and updated SEPs.  You can only pursue a maximum of two educational objectives (degrees or certificates) at a time, and both must lead to a single educational objective..

Modifications are being done to records as they are processed and currently processed records are being reviewed digitally on a daily basis to identify any changes in course load to minimize over-payments. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANOTHER DECLARATION DURING THE TERM IF YOU CHANGE ENROLLMENT - it will be removed from processing as a duplicate.

*If you don't know the difference between these, check out the processing article.

Last updated: 1/10/2017 1:37:19 PM