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


  • New veteran students can learn about the resources available to them at SWC and how to ensure the smoothest utilization of benefits while here.  New students who attend will be given "head of the line" privileges for benefits processing for Fall.  The orientation is offered four times, always in Room S-202, (Cesar Chavez Building, second floor by EOPS office).  The dates and times are:
  • Date Time
    Monday 8/15/16 11:00-1:00
    Thursday 8/18/16 11:00-1:00
    Wednesday 8/31/16 10:00-12:00
    Thursday 9/1/16 1:00-3:00
  • Stop by the Veteran's Resource Center if you have any questions about this valuable training.
  • Check out our Opportunities page - constantly updated with new programs and benefits for you.

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE: if you register for classes you must declare them with us so that we can flag your record. Otherwise, in five days your classes will be dropped due to non-payment and you cannot get them back if any of them are full. 

  • 2016 Fall Declaration Form is now available.: We are now using a common form every term. Click on the "Term Declaration" item in the menu to the left to declare your desire to use veteran benefits in Fall. If you still need to declare your intent to use benefits for the current Summer term, use the same form but ensure you use the pull-down on the last page to choose "16/SU (Summer 2016)" as your desired term.   CALVET Students do not need to declare classes through this system.

Fall 2016 Processing

As of 20 August 2016 (we will update regularly - this is a moving window of data)

Processing Type* Submission Date Records
Processed Percent
Express Lane Current 297 of 298 100%
Manual Processing Current 233 of 244 95%

Overall processing: 530/542 - 98% Complete

 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.

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: 8/21/2016 3:14:31 PM