Veterans Certification/Benefit Information

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1st floor, Student Services Center

Important Links

Veterans Resource Center (VRC)

Request for Certification:
Every semester request to certify classes for students using VA education benefits. Request for Certification - One per Semester

Parent School Letter Request:
Request to certify for students taking classes at another school. Parent School Letter (PSL) Request Form - One per Secondary School

Add and/or Drop Certified Classes:
Request to add/drop certified classes from current certification. Add and/or Drop Classes Form


Golden West College is dedicated to providing veterans the support they need to make a seamless transition from their military service to their personal commitment to themselves, their families, and their communities through a college education. Lets get started!

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Admissions Information
Military Records Needed
Education Benefits


Veterans Services is staffed by GWC school employees. We do not represent the VA: there are many questions we cannot answer. Call the VAs Education Call Center in Muskogee, OK, at 888 442 8551 for authoritative answers from a VA representative. You may also find answers on the VAs website http:/

How do I apply for VA educational benefits?
I am a nonresident. Will the VA pay my nonresident fees?
How long do I have to wait before I know if Im eligible for benefits?
How much will I be paid?
How do I change my DD info?
When will I receive my allowance?
Why should I opt for direct deposit?
What is the monthly housing allowance for students using Post 9/11 benefits?
Are VA educational benefits taxable?
Am I eligible for Unemployment Compensation?
What is W.A.V.E.?
What is eBenefits?
Does GWC give veterans priority registration?
Why do I need a Student Education Plan?
Why do I need to submit official transcripts?
How do I send transcripts to GWC Records?
Prerequisites, Corequisites, and Advisories
What about credit for military service?
The School Certifying Official says some of my classes cant be certified.
What should I do if there is a change in my enrollment?
What happens if I change my enrollment?
Can I take classes at another school while attending GWC?
Im confused about CH33 Post 9/11 educational benefits.
What do I do with my CalVet fee waiver?
I'm eligible for Tuition Assistance.
Do I need a parking permit?
Can I get a Veterans designation on my California Drivers License and ID?