Veterans Affairs

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Veterans Affairs
K-107 (In-person services available Monday - Thursday and remote services Fridays)
619-388-7862
Mon - Thu: 9:00am - 3:00pm

 


Important Links for Students

 

                                                                                                         


VA COVID-19 Information Affecting Education Benefits

 

VA Special COVID-19 Rules End Soon

Starting December 22, 2021, students will no longer be able to receive their MHA at the resident (in-person) rate for classes taken online.  This is because the special COVID-19 legislation that permits students to receive MHA at the resident (in-person) rate, while taking approved courses converted to online training due to COVID-19, will end on December 21, 2021. 

While enrolling for courses in 2022 or any subsequent term, students will need to enroll in approved resident (in-person) classes to continue receiving their MHA at the resident rate.  Otherwise, students in all online courses will receive the online rate (half the national average).  

Be sure to meet with a counselor prior to enrolling into classes if you are unsure of what is required for your education plan. 

Hybrid courses that include an in-person component are considered "resident" for VA. 

Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) website: https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/covid19educationbenefits.asp

DVA - Education phone number: 888-442-4551


**In order to process your VA Enrollment Certification, please visit our Resource Page where you can find the steps and required VA Documents**

VA Apply for benefits link

VA Apply to College Link

VA Education Plan Link

VA Register for Classes

VA Submit Documentation Link

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VA Class Adjustment Link

VA Readiness Link

 

VA Financial Aid Link

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CAL-VET STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT THEIR AWARD LETTER TO THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE: miraaid@sdccd.edu

 

**THE COLLEGE VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE DOES NOT PROCESS CAL-VET AWARD LETTERS**


 


 


Academic Success Center (ASC) and The Writing and English Language Lab (The WELL) 


Using Your VA Benefits

STEPS FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE NEVER USED VA BENEFITS:

  • Apply for Admission to the college:
    • Students only need to submit one college application to the San Diego Community College District in order to attend classes at Miramar, Mesa and City college.
    • Students who have not been in continuous attendance for 1 year must file a new application for admission. 

 

Please Note: The application has two parts and both are required for successful admission. Once students create a CCCApply Account, they must continue to the college application. The CCID (left photo) is NOT the college student number. Once the college application (right photo) is completed an email will be sent with the student number. Call 619-388-7300 if you do not receive a number within 24 hours.

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  • Apply for VA Benefits:
    • How to navigate the site: Click on the link below > Click Apply > Scroll Down to Education and Training > Click Education Benefits > Read the Directions and click on Find Your Educational Benefits Form

 

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Please Note: We will collect all of the following forms once the student has registered for classes.

  • Certificate of Eligibility (CoE). VA processing time is 30-45 days. If you have questions about obtaining a CoE please call VA Regional Office - Education 1-888-442-4551.
  • DD-214 - Member-4
  • Complete the Statement of Understanding Form obtained from the campus VA office.
  • Complete a VA Semester Worksheet AFTER you register for classes. A counselor approved worksheet is required each semester. Please allow time to see a counselor to have this approved.
  • See below for "Next Steps for All VA Students"

STEPS FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS WHO HAVE USED VA BENEFITS AT ANOTHER COLLEGE:

  • Apply for Admission to the college: (See above section for step by step)
    • Students only need to submit one college application to the San Diego Community College District in order to attend classes at Miramar, Mesa and City college.
    • Students who have not been in continuous attendance for 1 year must file a new application for admission. 

 

 

Please Note: We will collect all of the following forms once the student has registered for classes.

  • Complete Form 22-1995 or 22-5495 - Change of Training Place or Program by clicking on "Updating my current benefits" under the drop down option.
    • Institution Name: San Diego Miramar College
  • Certificate of Eligibility (CoE). VA processing time is 30-45 days. If you have questions about obtaining a CoE please call VA Regional Office - Education 1-888-442-4551.
  • DD-214 - Member-4
  • Complete the Statement of Understanding Form obtained from the campus VA office.
  • Complete the Semester Worksheet AFTER you register for classes. A counselor approved worksheet is required each semester. Please allow time to see a counselor to have this approved.
  • See below for "Next Steps for All VA Students"

 

NEXT STEPS FOR ALL VA STUDENTS

  • All previous college and military transcripts are required to be on file AND evaluated in order to be certified for future semesters. The processing and evaluation process for transcripts takes up to 75 days. Students should submit these as early as possible. Please see Transcripts for more information. If they are need to clear prerequisites, they can be hand carried to Counseling (K1-203) but they must remain sealed. 619-388-7840

Transcripts should be submitted to the SDCCD District office:

San Diego Community College District
Attn: Student Services
3375 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108-3883

OR

Hand delivered, unopened to the campus Records, room K1-207

  • Contact the Counseling Office for an Education Plan. An Education Plan must be on file before we can process certification for VA benefits.
    • Counseling Office (K1-203) 619-388-7840
    • If applicable, complete a Request for Transcript Evaluation form.
  • Register for classes with mySDCCD

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Apply for Scholarships

Applications can be obtained online at: http://www.sdmiramar.edu/campus/scholarship-office/applications 

 


Contact

Location: K1-207 Admissions and Records

Phone: 619-388-7862

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San Diego Miramar College is approved by the California State Department of Education and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and College (WASC).

San Diego Miramar College is also approved (under Title 38 U.S. Code) by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education and the Department of Veteran Affairs Regional Office, to train United States active duty military personnel, military veterans, and their eligible dependents.


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 https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill