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.
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.
This is the first step in the transition to alternative delivery methods (online and virtual), which will begin on Wednesday, March 18th. Check your email as you will receive course-specific plans and information from the colleges and your instructors in the coming days. Should you have any questions, please contact your instructor.
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.
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.
Chat with the VSO team!
Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Simply click the button to the right to get started!
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 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. At this point, we are only able to check our voicemail once a week. Phone hours are subject to change.
Give us a call!
Prefer to email? No problem!
Send us your message at any time and we will return your email as soon as possible!
Online Academic Counseling
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!
Want to know what types of benefits are available to you for education? Not sure how to apply?
Click below for more information!
Click here to learn about Veteran, Reservist and Active Duty Benefit Types
Click here to learn about Spouse and Dependents of Veterans Benefit Types
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