Veterans Services

Are ALL City College courses certifiable for educational benefits?

No! Before a student can receive payment for the educational benefit, they must meet with the CCSF Academic Counselor who specializes in VA education benefits...

Can I attend City College of San Francisco if I do NOT live in California? (Out of State Students)

At this time, out of state students who do not physically live in California are not permitted to take fully online or online courses with...

Can I use my VA Education Benefits at two school in the same semester?

YES. Students are required get a Parent School Letter. They will need to complete a majority of their coursework at CCSF in order for the...

Do I need to request for certification every semester?

YES! Students are responsible for requesting certification EACH semester VA education benefits plan on being used, this does not happen automatically

Do I need to verify my enrollment every month if I am using my Post 9/11 GI Bill?

NO. Only students using Ch. 30 and 1606 are responsible for verifying their own enrollment at the end of each month. Ch. 30 and 1606...

Do veterans receive priority registration?

YES! Veterans receive priority registration. You do not have to be using VA education benefits, but veterans do NEED to submit a copy of their...

How do I apply for my Veteran Educational Benefits?

Apply on-line at www.gibill.va.gov, www.ebenefits.va.gov or www.vets.gov. Please download a copy of your completed application and bring it to Cloud 333 along with your DD214...

How do I find out if I have any benefits left?

Contact the Department of veterans Affairs (VA) at 1-888-442-4551

How long does it take for an application to be processed by the School Certifying Official?

Generally speaking, for new students and returning students it can take between four and five weeks. Students are encouraged to submit their Certification request as...

How long does it take for an application to be processed by the VA?

Once an application for educational benefits is sent to the Department of Veterans Affairs Processing Center it usually takes four to six weeks before the...

How long does it take to get payment for educational benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs?

After all of the admissions and application steps have been completed as mentioned above and you have requested certification, the VA can take between six...

What documentation do I need to provide to apply for my Veteran Educational Benefits?

Transcripts: All recipients who have completed courses at other post-secondary institutions MUST submit official transcripts from those schools. All Air Force veterans will need to...

What if I need to drop all my classes because of activation orders from the military?

If you have been Certified for the semester and receive military orders, please contact the Admissions and Records Office (A&R). You will need to Request...

Where can I file a claim for service connected or other VA benefits?

At your local County Veteran Service Office How do I find a County Veteran Service Office? LINK: https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Pages/CVSO-Locations.aspx Call 1-844-SERV-VETS (844-737-8838).

Where do I Apply online for admission to CCSF?

You can apply at APPLY – https://www.ccsf.edu/apply-ccsf

Who do I contact if I have questions concerning my Veterans Benefits payments, such as direct deposit account, etc.?

Contact the Department of Veteran Affairs at 1-888-GIBILL (1-888-442-4551) or Visit www.gibill.va.gov and go to 1.) Questions and Answers or go to your 2.) Wave...

Will I receive recertification if I fall below a 2.0 GPA?

The VA requires that veterans or depends using VA education benefits to maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher. Generally speaking, if a student veteran falls...