Welcome, Veterans!

We're Available In Person and On Zoom

Make an Appointment

You can schedule a time to speak with a counselor or  veterans resource specialist – in person or on Zoom.

Click the button to use the scheduling system:

  • To meet with a counselor, select Lan Truong.
  • To meet with a resource specialist, select Bertha Sanchez.

Click for Scheduler

Drop In on Zoom

You can "drop in" on Zoom to speak with one of our veterans resource specialists, for quick questions about veterans' benefits, priority registration, college services for veterans, and other topics. No appointment is needed for these Zoom sessions.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • There will be no drop-in session on Thursday, May 11


Facing a Financial Emergency?

We may be able to help. De Anza can provide limited cash grants for students who are military veterans and who are facing a hardship that may interfere with their studies. You can apply online.

You can also contact us by email for assistance.

  • All students using GI Bill® benefits, please contact Bertha Sanchez at sanchezbertha@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


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.

We are proud to support our veteran scholars as they pursue academic goals that will frame the next chapters in their lives. Veterans are also represented among the classified professionals, faculty members and administrators who support our students, including those in this video.

At De Anza, we honor all military veterans and their service to our country. Thank you for your service.

Thaddeus Akkebala

Bryan Melo

Austin Leifer

Veterans Graduation 2022

Student Veteran Heads to Stanford

Raymond OstilDe Anza student Ray Ostil had some big changes coming up in 2022: He retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years – and was accepted as a transfer student to Stanford University. He and his son shared the excitement in this fun video.

Watch the video

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. 

Contact Us By Email

Office Hours

  • Monday and Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday: Closed for in-person visits but available online from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

You can also use our online scheduler to set up an in-person meeting or drop in on Zoom during our online office hours.

Click for Scheduler

Online Drop-In Hours

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • There will be no drop-in session on Thursday, May 11


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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