Welcome Veterans

Drop In on Zoom

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


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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