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Veteran Resource Center (VRC) Student Services Building, 4th Floor (SSB 415)
Monday- Thursday
9:30 A.M.- 6:30 P.M.
 
Friday Hours:
Lizbeth Martinez
8:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
(SSB 350)
 
VETERAN STUDENT CHECKLIST NEW & RETURNING-Veterans-Student-Checklist-2016-(1).pdf

West Veterans Club

Contact Information


Bill McKillian
Veterans Benefits Advisor
 
Tamara Jones-Jamison
Veterans Academic Counselor
 
Lizbeth Martinez
Veteran Student Services
 
 
Student Services Building, 4th Floor (SSB 415)
(310) 287-4370
 
 
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Veterans

 

VETERAN SERVICES SUPPORT CENTER OPENS SEPT 21

Thanks to a generous donation from the Senev Family Trust and in partnership with Serene Haven, West will house a new veterans services center...learn more

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2015 VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST


ABOUT SERENE HAVEN

Welcome Home Veterans and Thank You for Your Service

Welcome to West Los Angeles College.  The Office of Veterans Affairs at West Los Angeles College is located in the Student Services Building on the 4th Floor (SSB 415). YES, we have implemented the President's Executive Order 13607. We 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 dependants 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 is a new benefit providing educational assistance 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 www.gibill.va.gov

Each semester, veterans who wish to use DVA educational benefits must report to Bill McKillian, our Veterans Benefits Advisor, at mckilwi@wlac.edu and our Veterans Academic Counselor, Tamara Jones-Jamison, at joneste@wlac.edu

FINANCIAL AID QUESTIONS:

There is one-on-one appointments available for Veteran Students with the Financial Aid Technician. To schedule and appointment please contact Bill Mckillian or Lizbeth Martinez.


Questions about your educational benefits?

Eligibility for DVA education benefits rests solely with the DVA.  To contact the DVA for questions about eligibility, please call 1-888-442-4551 or visit the DVA at www.gibill.va.gov.

 

Helping Veterans & Their Families Live Successful, Healthy Lives

The Soldiers Project:
FREE Confidential Psychological Counseling 

 www.thesoldiersproject.org/contact/


OTW helps veterans: Decrease anxiety and stress; Increase overall wellbeing;  Increase education, work and skill building success

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