Welcome Veterans

A Message About Afghanistan

We understand that recent developments in Afghanistan are a source of great concern, frustration and other feelings for many who served in that region, as well as those with family or friends living there. De Anza College wants you to know that you are not alone, and we want to support you.

Our Veterans Resource Counselors are available to speak with you via Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m.

No appointment is needed. To speak with a counselor during these hours, click the Drop-In button here.


We have also compiled a list of support programs that can provide additional counseling, connections with fellow veterans and other helpful resources.

View list of resources

Reach Us Online or By Phone 

While we're operating under restrictions related to COVID-19 for the 2021 fall quarteryou can still reach us by email or arrange a counseling session by phone or Zoom video.

You can get answers to quick questions about veterans' benefits, courses and majors, registration and other topics – with no appointment required – every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m.

Our counselors, resource specialists and student advisers will be available online during these hours. You'll be able to talk with someone for 10-15 minutes, depending on how many others are waiting.

If you need assistance outside of the Drop-In Hours, please contact us directly.


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The Veteran Services Office at De Anza College is committed to serving all veterans, service members, and their families by proving a variety of services including educational benefits and resources. We are honored to serve you and help you achieve your goals in higher education.

Mission Statement

The De Anza Veteran Services Office is dedicated to providing student-veterans and their dependents with services that support the attainment of their academic and career goals.

Tuition Assistance for Active Service Members

Steps to Enroll with VA Benefits

Apply for Admission to De Anza

  • Submit an application to De Anza College by visiting the Apply and Register webpage and clicking on "Apply Now"
  • If the CCCapply application or your Myportal login do not work as described, please fill out the A&R Help Form.

Apply for VA Educational Benefits

Order Transcripts

Complete the Assessment Process

Complete Orientation

  • Complete the new student orientation by clicking here

Apply for Financial Aid 

Meet with a Counselor

Meet with a School Certifying Official 

  • Meet with a School Certifying Official and bring the following documents:
    • Certificate of eligibility; Ebenefits status of application.
    • Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty ( DD- 214 Member 4) ; or current orders.
    • Notice of Basic Eligibility (N.O.B.E.) Reservists Only.
    • Official Transcripts (unopened)

There are two School Certifying Officials in the Veteran Services office:

  • Shari Pasquali 
  • Bertha Sanchez

Authorize Certification

Look for De Anza Veterans on Facebook!

Congratulations to Our Graduates!

We're proud of our veteran students who graduated this year in the De Anza College Class of 2021. Please visit our special Veterans Graduation website for a special message from De Anza President Lloyd A. Holmes and the VRC staff, plus photos and messages from many of our graduating veterans.

Hassan Al-Awady standing in front of buildings

Dinoangelo Carpo smiling with woman and child

Brandon Nguyen standing on hill with sunglasses


Hassan Al-Awady in uniform

Hassan Al-Awady in front of Mt. Rushmore

Read about our 2020 Veteran Scholars' Journeys 

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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 website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill



The Veteran Services office has moved to the Seminar Building (SEM 3) on the west side of campus. 

Fall Hours 

  • Please check back for a list of fall hours

While we're operating under restrictions related to COVID-19 for the 2021 fall quarter, please contact our Veteran Resource Specialists by email:

Here's How To

Set up benefits:

  • Follow the "Steps to Enroll with VA Benefits" on this webpage 

Authorize certification:

  • Visit our Student Forms webpage
  • Click to download the "Request for Enrollment Certification" form
  • Complete the form and return via email.

Speak with a counselor:

Use the online scheduler to arrange a phone or online video meeting

  • Manija Ansari, Veteran Resource Counselor
  • Lan Truong, Veteran Resource Counselor
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