Welcome, Veterans

We're Available In Person and On Zoom

Make an Appointment

You can schedule a time to speak with a counselor in person or on Zoom.

  • Click the button to use the scheduling system
  • To meet with a counselor, select Lan Truong

Click for Scheduler

Drop In on Zoom

You can "drop in" on Zoom – no appointment needed – to speak with a veterans resource specialist for quick questions about veterans' benefits, priority registration, college services for veterans, and other topics. 

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


  • All returning students using VA benefits, please contact Bertha Sanchez at sanchezbertha@deanza.edu
  • All new students who, are 1st time VA benefit users at De Anza. Please contact Harun Yusuf at yusufharun@deanza.edu
  • To request for priority registration, please contact Harun Yusuf at yusufharun@deanza.edu
  • For counseling appointments, please use our online scheduler to arrange a phone or video conference
  • Please allow 24-48 hours to receive a response  
  • Scroll down for easy steps to enroll with VA benefits

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The Veteran Services Office at De Anza College is committed to serving all veterans, service members, and their families by proving a variety of services including educational benefits and resources. We are honored to serve you and help you achieve your goals in higher education.

Mission Statement

The De Anza Veteran Services Office is dedicated to providing student-veterans and their dependents with services that support the attainment of their academic and career goals.

Tuition Assistance for Active Service Members

Steps to Enroll with VA Benefits

Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for Admission to De Anza

  • Submit an application to De Anza College by visiting the Apply and Register webpage and clicking on "Apply Now"
  • If the CCCapply application or your Myportal login do not work as described, please fill out the A&R Help Form.

Apply for VA Educational Benefits

Order Transcripts

Complete the Assessment Process

Complete Orientation

Meet with a Counselor

Meet with a School Certifying Official 

  • Meet with a School Certifying Official and bring the following documents:
    • Certificate of eligibility; Ebenefits status of application.
    • Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty ( DD- 214 Member 4) ; or current orders.
    • Notice of Basic Eligibility (N.O.B.E.) Reservists Only.
    • Official Transcripts (unopened)

School Certifying Official in the Veteran Services office:

  • Bertha Sanchez

Authorize Certification


Congratulations to Our Graduates!

We're proud of our veteran students and military family members who graduated or transferred in the De Anza College Class of 2023. Please visit our Veterans Graduation website for a special message from De Anza President Lloyd A. Holmes and the VRC staff, plus photos and messages from many of our graduating veterans.

PeelGadol Ben Levi Ben Ysrael

Maria Mendoza Garza

Gabriel Larot

Veterans Graduation 2023

New Mural: "Stronger Together"

A new mural outside the Veteran Services office on campus was created by De Anza students and faculty – with financial support from the Rotary Club of Cupertino and the Foothill-De Anza Foundation – to honor the hundreds of veterans, active-duty personnel, reservists and military dependents who attend De Anza.

Look for De Anza Veterans on Facebook!

Cal Vet

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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 website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill



The Veteran Services office is located in the Seminar Building (SEM 3) on the west side of campus. 

Office Hours

(Starting September 25th, 2023)

  • Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Friday:  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Here's How To

Set up benefits:

  • Follow the "Steps to Enroll with VA Benefits" on this webpage 

Authorize certification:

  • Visit our Student Forms webpage
  • Click to download the "Request for Enrollment Certification" form
  • Complete the form and return via email.

Speak with a counselor:

Use the online scheduler to arrange an in-person or online video meeting

  • Lan Truong, Veteran Resource Counselor
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