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Veterans Service Office

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The Veterans Service Office (VSO) was created to assist veteran students as they transition from military life to student life. Veterans, Active Duty, Reservists, and their dependents/spouses are provided access to their VA education benefits to assist them with successfully meeting their educational goals.

Feel free to explore this site for information on our services, VA benefits, and student resources. Click on any one of the links below to learn more! ​Not sure where to start? Give us a call at (714) 628-4793 for guidance. 



​Contact Us!

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​Academic Counseling

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Click here to learn more about academic counseling

Benefit Information

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Click here to learn more about VA and state benefits

​VSO Resources & Textbooks

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​Priority Registration

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Click here to learn more about priority registration

​VSO Forms 

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Click here to access VSO forms and documents 

​Local Resources 

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Click here to connect with local resources

​VA Resources

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Click here to connect with important VA resources 

​SCC Student Veterans of America

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Click here to get involved with the SCC Vet Club

Support SCC Student Veterans 

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COVID-19 Update

 To help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19, SCC has suspended all in-person and on-campus convening of classes and student support services. In accordance with state guidelines, the VSO will not be providing on campus or in-person support at this time. Please check back on our website for updates. 

How does this affect VA benefits? ​

 With the recent enactment of the Senate Bill 3503 signed into law on March 21, 2020, the VA has provided some guidance for schools and students using education benefits.

 

Based on the new law, Post 9/11 GI® Bill recipients who had their on-campus classes converted to an online format solely due to COVID-19, the student will continue to receive the Monthly Housing Allowance for resident training. Any other types of changes to a student’s schedule, such as dropping a class, will affect payments as usual. All drops must be reported per VA regulation.

Relevant provisions of the Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act

  • Allows Post 9/11 GI Bill ® students who pursue resident courses converted to online modality solely due to COVID-19 to continue to receive the same monthly housing allowance for resident training until December 2021. ​

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Santiago Canyon College is Proud to be a Military Friendly® School with a Bronze Distinction!


WHAT DOES MILITARY FRIENDLY® MEAN?

The Military Friendly® Schools survey is the longest-running most comprehensive review of college and university investments in serving military and veteran students. This measures an organization's commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community.


WHAT DOES THE BRONZE DISTINCTION MEAN?

The Military Friendly® Bronze Distinction is provided to a school that scored within 30% of the 10th best school in their category. This award showcases the institution's dedication to providing exceptional military and veteran programs. ​