Veterans Benefit Services

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Welcome to UCSC's Veteran Benefits Services Office. This office serves as a liaison between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and UCSC student veterans. Our goal is to help veterans and their dependents find the information they need and to assist you in processing your veterans education benefits while pursuing your undergraduate or graduate degree.

Additional Information

Upon acceptance to UCSC, you will need to contact the VA Certifying Official. Links to more information and instructions for activating your education benefits at UCSC are provided below, which includes a checklist for undergraduates and graduates.

Veteran Benefits Zoom Drop-In Advising Session 

One-on-one virtual advising with a Veteran Certifying Official is available. You will be placed in a virtual waiting room until the meeting host invites you in. 

Schedule: Monday and Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Web Access: Join meeting using this link.

Phone Access: Phone number +1 (669) 900 6833; use Meeting ID 917 3859 7107

Note: First-come  first-served basis, 10 students maximum capacity based on limited resources. Although the Zoom meeting may appear “open” after these cutoff times, we will only be able to advise you if you entered the waiting room by the posted cutoff time and terms. If time runs out, you may join the next drop in session. Please have your UCSC ID card or other photo ID ready.  If you don't have your photo ID, we can only provide general information.

Drop-In Hours