Important Information:

Section 1018 The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA education benefits. Students can access this page for the Shopping Sheet Information for VA benefit recipients

Financial Aid: Students using veteran education benefits are encouraged to apply for financial aid online at to be considered for federal, state, and institution grants as well as scholarships. Ohlone School Code is 004481.  Students can request for a Professional Judgement appeal if there is a reduction in income due to COVID or circumstances beyond students’ control.

Student should also check the College Financing Plan on MyOhlone for information regarding financial aid package and contact Financial Aid Office at 510-659-6150 for further assistance.

T&F OVERPAYMENT: Section 1019 of Public Law 116-315: Starting Spring 2021, the school is liable to return any overpayment in Tuition and Fees due to the reduction in the students’ credits, instead of the student, within the established timeframe. The payment may be more than, less than, or equal to the amount crediting to the student’s account based on the school’s refund policy. The institution has the right to bill the student’s account if the debt is more than the credit balance the student currently has and a notification will be sent to the student regarding the charge. It is student’s responsibility to make a payment in a timely manner.

ROUNDING OUT Beginning on Aug. 1, 2021, students can “round out” in their last term only if they are taking classes that are approved for their program of education. Classes approved for a program of education means those that can be used to satisfy the graduation requirements of the program as specified in the curriculum.  Classes that have been previously completed cannot be used to round out the student’s course load. 

SPECIAL COVID-19 legislation that permits students to receive MHA at the resident rate, while taking approved converted (online) courses, will end on December 21, 2021. Starting 2022 or any subsequent term, to maximum BAH, students will need to remain enrolled in at least one approved resident classes to continue receiving their MHA at the resident rate. Additionally, if a student is enrolled in converted courses that continue past December 21, 2021 AND have been receiving their MHA at the resident rate due to COVID-19, their MHA will be reduced to the online rate on December 22, 2021.

Please see VA's COVID 19 FAQs webpage for more details

Students with specific questions can contact the Education Call Center at: 888-442-4551 between 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.

Priority Registration for Veterans, Active Duty, and Reservists for Spring 2022:

November 22, 2021

Note: Be sure to monitor your student portal for updates on the exact day you will be able to register and be on the lookout for notification from the admissions department.

Get more information about Priority Registration.

Ohlone Veteran Affairs Office Overview

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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.

Veterans Events

Training Resource for Faculty and Staff - Support Our Student Veterans. Learn about their unique challen ges in this innovative online training.

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 and Summer Term
    • Monday - Thursday:
      • 9:00am - 11:30am
      • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    • 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

(Schedule is subject to change without notice.)

Staff for Veterans Affairs

Trang Banh
Veterans Affairs Office
Ohlone College
Fax (510) 659-7309

Veterans Links

“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 Web site at​gibill.”