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OFFICE LOCATION  & HOURS

Student Services Bldg. Mosaic Center, 2nd Floor.
(818) 778-5627
Mon- Thu   8am - 7 pm
Friday         8am - 1pm

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NEW STUDENTS

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  1. WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO INITIATE VA EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS?
  2. WHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO SUBMIT TO THE VETERANS OFFICE?
  3. HOW AND WHO QUALIFIES  FOR PRIORITY REGISTRATION?
  4. CAN I ATTEND ANOTHER COLLEGE(S) WHILE ATTENDING LAVC?
  5. HOW MANY UNITS ARE NEEDED TO BE FULL TIME?
  6. HOW CAN I APPLY FOR VETERANS WORK-STUDY?
  7. WHAT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER?
  8. INFORMATION ABOUT VA BENEFITS BASED ON CHAPTERS

 

 

STEPS TO INITIATE VA EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

  • Apply to LAVC: logon to http:www.lavc.edu and select “Apply online.” The Admissions office will email a student ID # and instructions about obtaining a registration appointment.
  • Request Transcripts: If you have attended college(s) outside the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), the transcripts must be mailed to LAVC Admissions Office. (Hand-delivered are not considered official.) 5800 Fulton Ave. Valley Glen, Ca. 91401.  NOTE: You will only be certified the first semester without official transcripts.  VA Certification requests will not be processed unless you provide an updated Student Educational Plan (SEP) as  proof of counselor official transcript evaluation. 
  • Financial Aid: applying for financial aid is highly recommended as it will not affect VA benefits. Logon to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Complete the Change of Program/training form if you are changing school or/and benefits.
  • Complete the POC:

  • Make an appointment with a counselor for a Veterans Student Educational Plan (SEP).

    • Please call (818) 778-5627 or visit the Veterans Services Office at the Mosaic Center -  Student Services Bldg. 2nd Floor.

      • A 30 min. appointment for a Student Educational  Plan (SEP), Academic and Career Advisement, etc.
      • A 1-HOUR counseling appointment will be required if there are transcripts from outside the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD).  

‚ÄčWHAT DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO SUBMIT TO THE VETERANS OFFICE?

Provide the following documents to the LAVC Veterans Office:

  • Eligibility Letter provided by the VA
  • Copy of DD-214 (Member 4) - (Eligible to receive two units of Health credit, one unit of Kinesiology credit and three units of elective credit for the AA/AS degree, an exemption and partial certification for the CSU General Education Plan Area E (Lifelong Learning and Self Development)
  • Veterans Student Educational Plan (SEP)  provided by the counselor. Courses not on SEP must be approved by the VA Counselor. Minor adjustments are approved without an appointment within 2 business days. Major adjustments require an appointment for a revised plan.
  • Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation) requires a 22-1905 form provided by the Voc Rehabilitation Counselor.   Chapter 35 (Dependents) requires the veteran’s file number or  a copy of the veteran’s DD-214.

NOTE: Certifications will be processed within 5 business days.


HOW AND WHO QUALIFIES FOR PRIORITY REGISTRATION?

  • Fully matriculated active-duty military and Veteran students.
  • If completed OAC (Orientation, Assessment, Counseling) by the deadline.
  • Not on academic or progress probation.
  • If DD-214 indicates anything but dishonorable discharge.
    • •(Department of Defense 214 (DD-214) is a document issued by the US DoD, upon a military service member's retirement, separation, or discharge from active-duty.)
  • Check Academic Calendar at www.lavc.edu for priority registration dates.

CAN I ATTEND ANOTHER COLLEGE(S) WHILE ATTENDING LAVC?

  • While enrolled at Los Angeles Valley College, students may also take courses at other colleges; however, students must be enrolled in at least 1 unit at LAVC, then request a “Parent School Letter” to take additional courses at other college(s).
  • Veteran students who wish to concurrently enroll must ensure that the class(es) taken is listed on the Veterans Student Educational Plan (SEP).
  • The Parent School Letter (PSL)  will be emailed to the college/university Veteran Services Office for certification.

HOW MANY UNITS ARE NEEDED TO BE FULL TIME?

  • Spring and Fall: 12 units
  • Winter (5 weeks): 4 units
  • Summer (5 Weeks):4 units
  • Summer (8 Weeks): 6 units

NOTE: At least one unit must be on campus to qualify for BAH (Chapter 33 Post/911 only)


HOW CAN I APPLY FOR VETERANS WORK-STUDY?

  • Available to any veteran or dependents of a veteran.
  • Must be enrolled in 9 units or more.
  • 25 hours maximum per week.
  • Currently the hourly rate is $ 11.00.
  • Complete the work-study application and submit it to the Veterans Services Office

NOTE: Payment is issued after every two weeks or 50 hours completed.


VA BENEFITS BASED ON CHAPTERS