Veterans Affairs Office

Important Information:

With Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014

See VA Section 702 Factsheet (PDF). Effective July 1, 2015 (Fall 2015), veterans and dependents shall be charged in state tuition if he/she meets the following requirements:

  1. A veteran who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more AND is eligible for benefits under the Post 9/11 and/or MGIB-AD programs;
    Document needed: DD214 and Certificate of Eligibility (regardless you want to take out the benefit or not)
  2. A spouse or child using transferred benefits who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within 3 years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
    Document needed: transferor’s DD214 and Transfer Post 9/11 Certificate of Eligibility (regardless you want to take out the benefit or not)
  3. A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in the state in which the institution of higher learning is located (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Servicemember’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more)
    Document needed: DD214

Your status will remain unchanged as long as you remain continuously enrolled at Ohlone College.

The Veterans Affairs Administration is authorized by law to provide a wide range of benefits to those who have served their country in the Armed Forces and to their dependents. The Ohlone College Veterans Affairs Office is primarily responsible for administration of veteran educational benefits programs.

Services provided to veterans and veteran dependents at Ohlone College include:

  • Assist in completion of VA educational assistance forms.
  • Act as liaison between the VA, Oakland; VA, Muskogee, Oklahoma; and the veteran.
  • Act as liaison between veterans and the Ohlone College Counseling Department.
  • Verify student's academic records for veterans' academic progress and military credit.
  • Provide information regarding VA laws, regulations and College policy.
  • Provide special assistance to Veteran Vocational Rehabilitation students including priority registration and assistance with special needs.
  • Act as liaison between veterans and Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation Department.

For additional information about financial aid and scholarships, please visit the Financial Aid Office.

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Contact Information

We encourage veterans attending Ohlone College to contact our office in person, by phone, or by email with any questions pertaining to their education, or any of their VA Educational Benefits.

Location, Hours

  • Room 7249, Building 7, second floor, Fremont campus
  • Fall and Spring Semesters
    • Monday-Thursday:
      • 10:00am - 11:30am
      • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    • Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays and Breaks: Closed
  • Summer Term
    • Monday-Wednesday:
      • 10:00am - 11:30am
      • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    • Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Holidays and Breaks: Closed

It is recommended that students call or make an appointment in advance before coming in. For new students: Please make an appointment in advance by calling (510) 659-6199 or emailing veteransaffairs@ohlone.edu.

(Schedule is subject to change without notice.)

Staff for Veterans Affairs

Trang Banh
Veterans Affairs Office
Ohlone College
(510) 659-6199
Fax (510) 659-7309
veteransaffairs@ohlone.edu

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