Benefits & Programs


 The DVA has partnered with other DoD components to create, a one-stop source of benefit information and personal data for veterans and their dependents. Signing on for "premium" registation can take up to a week, but "basic" registration is relatively quick. With "premium" registration you will be able to check on the status of your compensation and pension, view your DVA payment history, apply for the home loan certificate of eligibility, and request copies of your military record. Your premium registration information will come in a notification letter from the Department of Defense about a week after you make your online request. Follow the directions in the letter to complete your registration. Note: your user name may change to firstname.lastname (all in lower case) after registration. The DVA website is 

Here are some helpful phone numbers:
DVA Certification Center/Enrollment Verification 1 (877) 823-2378
DVA Health Resource Center 1 (877) 222-8387
DVA Hotline/DVA San Diego 1 (800) 827-1000
DVA Regional Processing Office, Muskogee, OK 1 (888) 442-4551
Vocational Rehabilitation (619) 400-5471

Everyone receiving VA benefits is required, by the Veterans Administration, to maintain regular class attendance and satisfactory progress to comply with the Academic Policies section of the current Southwestern College Catalog. Students should refer to the “General Education” & “Degree Requirements” sections of the current catalog.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at