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For Students using Chapter 33 please contact:
Veterans Certifying Official
Luz Nunez
For Chapters 30, 1606, 31, 35,and 1607 please contact:
Veterans Certifying Official Colonda Hawkins
(310) 287-4387





Welcome Home Veterans

Thank You for Your Service

Welcome to West Los Angeles College.  We are currently located in the Office of Admissions and Records. Please check our in person hours at: are here to provide you with the following services:

  • Guidance for veteran students and dependents to ensure that they are certified for veterans benefits.
  • Advice for veterans concerning Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) requirements for maintaining satisfactory pursuit of courses leading towards a degree or certificate.
  • The provision of counseling on the curriculum for each student to ensure that the courses selected are consistent with DVA regulations and directly related to the requirements specified for a certificate or degree.
  • The administration of a tutorial reimbursement program for all qualified veterans and dependents enrolled at West.
  • The provision of the enrollment verification necessary to demonstrate eligibility for job opportunities through the DVA Work Study Program.

Educational Benefits

The Post 9-11 GI Bill helps pay for school to individuals who have served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001.  Please download a Department of Veterans Affairs fact sheet to learn more.  In addition to the Post-911 GI Bill, there are a variety of other educational benefit programs for veterans.  To learn which program might be best for you, please visit their website at


Reminder: COVID-19 legislation that permits students to receive MHA at the resident rate, while taking converted (online) courses, will end on December 21, 2021. When enrolling for courses in 2022 or any subsequent term, students will need to enroll in approved resident classes to continue receiving their MHA at the resident rate. 


Questions about your educational benefits?

Eligibility for VA education benefits rests solely with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.  To contact the VA for questions about eligibility, please call 1-888-442-4551 or visit their website at

Priority Registration

Veterans, Reserves, National Guard, and Active-duty students receiving VA benefits must complete Orientation, Assessment and Comprehensive Educational Plan to qualify for Priority Registration.

In order to Request for Certification, you must have completed at least the Comprehensive Educational Plan.

Resources & Forms

Veteran Education Benefits Request for Certification Form

Veterans' Resource Information

Veteran Intake Form

Veterans' Checklist