Welcome Veterans

Online Drop-In Hours

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 11 a.m. to 1 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.


While you won't be able to visit us in person during the 2021 spring quarter, you can still reach us by email or arrange a counseling session by phone or Zoom video.

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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!

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Hassan Al-Awady in front of Mt. Rushmore

Read about our 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. 

Office Hours 

  • Monday–Thursday: 
    8 a.m.–5 p.m. 
  • Friday: 
    8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Like all campus offices, the Veteran Services office is operating remotely during the 2021 spring 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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