Frequently Accessed Information for Veterans
All students who are currently enrolled must complete a "semester sign in sheet" in the Veterans Affairs office (B-204) to certify classes for the upcoming session every semester. If you have previously used your GI Bill at previous institutions or if you are changing your program/major, you must send for official transcripts and submit the following form (22-1995) to the Veterans Affairs office: http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/vba-22-1995-are.pdf
(Students must be enrolled and all tuition and fees must be paid for before paperwork may be submitted)
Please use the following chart to determine your enrollment status. Your education benefits are based on the number of units taken within a number of weeks. A general guide is:
|Fall/Spring (16 week) semester||Summer (8 week) session|
|0-6 units= ¼ time||3 units= ½ time|
|6-8 units= ½ time||6 units= Full time|
|9-11 units= ¾ time|
|12 or more units= Full time|
|Semester Units/term||Number of weeks per term|
|12 or more||FT||FT||FT||FT||FT||FT||FT||FT||FT||FT||FT||FT||FT||FT||FT|
**Please note: If you enroll in a combination of classes that are offered in Short and Long term sessions, it MAY affect the status of your enrollment. Check with the Veterans Affairs office if you have any questions or concerns.
Transcripts & Math/English Assessments
All official transcripts of prior college work and military schools, including copies of form DD214 or DD295 covering all periods of military service, must be on file in the Records Office by the end of the first semester of attendance at this college. Math and English assessments must be completed. Certification for benefits for the second semester will be postponed if transcripts are not received and/or assessments not completed. Please note that you must request a separate transcript from EACH institution previously attended.
Send all transcripts from previously attended colleges to:
|San Diego Community College District|
|3375 Camino Del Rio South|
|San Diego, CA 92108-3883|
Avoiding Debt with the Department of Veterans Affairs
In order to prevent the possibility of receiving an erroneous DVA educational benefits check, PROMPTLY report any changes made to your enrollment to the Veterans Affairs office at your primary campus. Any withdrawal or failure to attend class may result in an adjustment to the award, which may result in a debt to the U.S. government, which includes interest.
The veteran assumes full liability for any overpayment of veteran's benefits. All persons receiving Veterans benefits must report to the Office of Veterans Affairs after registering for classes EACH SEMESTER.
Withdrawal/Change of Classes
All persons using VA educational benefits MUST report any changes to the VA office on campus immediately after dropping/withdrawing from classes on REG-E. Failure to comply with this regulation may be grounds for decertification.