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Veterans Service Office

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mission Statement

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.

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. This approval is only authorized from March 1, 2020 to December 21, 2020. 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.

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The VSO is still here to help! 

Although we will not be able to provide in-person services at this time, the VSO team is still here to help! We will be available to answer questions via email and online chat! Our contact information and hours of online and remote services are listed below. 

Online Ch​​at

Chat​ with the VSO team! 
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Simply click the button to the right to get started!
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​​Online Appointments 

The VSO Staff have appointments to assist veterans one-on-one. The hours will vary from week to week.

To see our schedules, click the button to the right. 
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Monday - Thursday 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The VSO is now able to accept phone calls remotely! If you are unable to reach us, please send us an email requesting a call back. Be sure to include your name, student ID and phone number.


Give us a call!

(714) 628-4793​


Prefer to email? No problem!

Send us your message at any time and we will return your email as soon as possible! 

​​VSO Email:

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Chat with the Veteran Academic Counselor Song Graham online! Her online hours and a link to the chat is listed below.  Or contact the VSO to schedule an appointment directly with Song.

Click the button below to chat with counseling!

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​​Want to know what types of benefits are available to you for education? Not sure how to apply? 

Click below for more information!

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Click here to learn about Veteran, Reservist and Active Duty Benefit Types
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Click here​​ to learn about Spouse and Dependents of ​Veterans Benefit Types​​​


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


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.


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. ​