Veterans


Veterans (and their dependents)

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Veterans Information Center

In an effort to reach out to student veterans, Contra Costa College has opened the Veterans Information Center, located in the Student Services Center.  The Veterans Information Center provides a place for students to find resources on G.I. Bill benefits, Contra Costa Student Services, and community organizations that are dedicated to assisting veterans.

The Veterans Information Center is staffed by Veteran Peer Advisers.  Peer Advisers are Contra Costa students who understand the unique circumstances and challenges that veteran students face because they are veterans themselves.  They are specially trained to assist students in identifying relevant programs and resources that are available on campus and in the community. Resources are available on a variety of issues, including employment, counseling, housing, and healthcare.

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The Veterans Information Center also has a Contra Costa College counselor available by appointment.  Additionally, a VA Representative, is frequently available on campus. Please see the veterans counselor and the VA Representative section of this site to find hours of availability for these services.

To process and receive your G.I. Bill benefits, please go to the Veterans Information Center for assistance.

Office Hours

Monday, Friday 09:00-13:00

Tuesday 08:00 – 12:00

Wednesday 13:00-17:00

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Contra Costa College Veteran’s Certifying Official

Catherine Fites

Phone:  510-215-3928
Office:  Admissions SSC-115

The Veteran’s office will be open on August 4th, 2014.  Office hours will be held by admission staff to assist with VA Certification for 2014 Fall.  The Veteran’s office is located in SSC-110.

Welcome to Contra Costa College. If you were active duty military personnel, a reservist, or a dependent of a veteran who is 100% disabled or deceased due to a service related injury, you may qualify for educational benefits through the Veterans Administration.

The purpose of this website is to give you useful information, and assist you with the process of obtaining your GI Bill educational benefits. You may also want to visit the VA website at

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/

All of the following steps must be completed before your coursework can be certified to the VA:

STEP 1 

Complete an application for admission to Contra Costa College. The application can be obtained from the Admissions and records office or complete it online at CCC Apply.

STEP 2

Complete a VA Application for Education Benefits. (This application is now done online at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/ under the “Education & Training” tab, then click on “For Students” and “Get Started”) After you are done, print the signature page and a copy of your application and bring it to the CCC Admissions office.

young student veteranSTEP 3

Submit official transcripts to the Admissions & Records Office.
Provide CCC with official transcripts from any colleges you attended before, during, or after your military service.

STEP 4

Turn in your DD-214 “Member 4″ copy to the CCC Veterans Certifying Official (Veterans Only). For Select Reservists, a copy of the Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) must be submitted. The NOBE is obtained through your command. Dependents should submit the veteran’s service member number, or SSN.

STEP 5 

Apply for Financial Aid (Student Services Center)

Complete the FAFSA www.fafsa.ed.gov and the Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver (BOGG) by clicking the “Fee Waiver Assistance” icon at the top of the CCC Homepage.