‘‘GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.”

TEMPORARY VRC HOURS OF OPERATION:

MONDAY – THURSDAY

1000 – 1400

Appointments available during non-office hours

(please schedule by clicking the link at the bottom of this page)

0800-0930 & 1430-1700

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Update from VA regarding VA Education Benefits:  March 24, 2020

Student Veterans will continue to receive their GI Bill benefits under S. 3503, which President Trump signed into law March 21.

The law enables VA to continue providing the same level of education benefits to students having to take courses online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The law gives VA temporary authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies. This allows for continued payment of benefits even if the program has changed from resident training to online training.

Thanks to the law, GI Bill students will continue receiving the same monthly housing allowance (MHA) payments they received for resident training until Dec. 21, or until the school resumes in-person classes.

In the wake of COVID-19, thousands of students nationwide have been converted to distance learning as many educational institutions are transitioning to technology-based lesson delivery.

“I commend President Trump and Congress for their work on this important law,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “It will give Veteran students certainty as they continue their education.”

Students receiving GI Bill benefits are not required to take any action. Benefits will continue automatically. VA will work closely with schools to ensure accurately certified enrollments and timely processing. Updates will be provided to students via direct email campaigns and social media regarding VA’s effort to implement these new changes.

Students with specific questions can contact the Education Call Center at: 888-442-4551 between 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.

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Yuba College Veterans Resource Center (VRC) Room 725

The  mission of the Yuba College Veterans Resource Center is to provide a stimulating yet comfortable atmosphere for veterans transitioning from active duty to the life of a college student.  Each of us understand first-hand the challenges faced by veterans and tirelessly strive for the “one-stop-shop” military-cultured environment.  Success in reaching your academic goals is our first priority.  Our services include VA Education Benefit counseling and certification, academic counseling, tutoring, direct financial aid access, EOPS/Care & DSPS services,  camaraderie and  events to promote emotional well being.

LIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO BRING ON YOUR FIRST VISIT TO THE VRC:

  • VA Certificate of Eligibility Letter ascertained by applying for benefits on VA.gov
    • This letter takes up to 4 weeks to receive from the VA.
  • Copy of DD-214 or Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE)
  • Math/English Self-Placement Form
    • Form available in counseling department or in Veterans Resource Center
  • Military Transcripts (JST or CCAF)
  • College/University transcripts (if applicable)
  • Certification of Enrollment Form (to be submitted every semester)
ALL STUDENTS MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE SCHOOL CERTIFYING OFFICIAL TO BE CERTIFIED FOR THE UPCOMING SEMESTER. 

Map of Yuba College Campus

Veterans Resource Center RM 725

Yuba College adheres to Executive Order 13607- Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses and Other Family Member. For more information, please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/04/27/executive-order-establishing-principles-excellence-educational-instituti