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Steps for New Veteran Students

Step 1: Apply to San Diego City College

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 If you have questions, join our virtual lobby for assistance. Click Here

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm

Friday CLOSED

If you were flagged a non-resident, these are some options that may apply.

Veterans (Tuition Affidavit) Click Here

  • Veteran will need DD214 member page 4
  • Discharged in-state (option A) or out state (Option B)
  • Minimum of active military service
  • Eligible dependents will need their Certificate of Eligibility & DD214 for the service member.
  • Complete the Veteran Affidavit form
  • Veterans using Chapter 33 or 31 who were discharged over 3 years ago, should complete (option B)

Spouse/Dependents of Active Duty: Click Here

Form can be completed by Mr. John Marshall's Office located at :
32nd Street, Naval Base Bldg 56, Room 116 
Mr. John Marshall's Office
PSD Ashore
Phone: (619) 556-6367 
Hours: (due to COVID restrictions, call to confirm hours)

The forms will need to be submitted via Jira Click Here

Step 2: Apply for Educational Benefits

Apply for educational benefits online at  https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/
Processing time 30-45 days to receive Certificate of Eligibility

Questions:  cityva@sdccd.edu

Step 3: Temporary Education Plan/Submit Transcripts

You will need to speak with a counselor for a temporary education plan.  You will need to have a copy of your unofficial transcripts at the time of your appointment.

Email us to schedule time with a veterans counselor: cityva@sdccd.edu

  Submit Prior Transcripts, including military transcript

Transcripts should be sent electronically, whenever possible. For more information please visit our District website: 

https://www.sdccd.edu/students/evaluations/transcripts-information.aspx

Once all transcripts are received, you must submit a request for transcript evaluation.  Request evaluation online: Request Transcript Evaluation Online

Please note: All transcripts must be on file & evaluated before you are certified for your second semester. Transcript evaluations are currently taking 3 months.

Step 4: Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov 

(SDCCD Code #001273)
Processing time 8-10 weeks.

You will need the following information:

            For Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022: 2020 Taxes.

Apply for CCPG Fee Waiver

Questions: cityaid@sdccd.edu

Step 5: Get help selecting your Classes and Learn About City

If you need assistance from an academic counselor to select the appropriate courses for your major, please email cityva@sdccd.edu for an appointment request. Please include your 10-digit student ID Number in the subject line. 

You may also schedule a drop in sessions with Counseling Department. To reach counseling staff,  please call  619.894.6118  during business hours  Monday to Thursday 8:00am- 5:30pm and Friday CLOSE  or email  CityCounseling@sdccd.edu

New Student Campus Orientation  Click Here

Step 6: Enroll in Classes and Submit your Paperwork

Register for Classes at MySDCCD Portal

The cerification process is not automatic, you will need to submit the following: 

If this is your first semester using your education benefits at City College, submit the following documents online. When submitting forms cluster them in this order via JIRASUBMIT FORMS ONLINE

  • VA STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING (SOU)
  • VERIFICATION OF VETERAN STATUS (attach DD-214 Member-4) (DD214)
  • VERIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY FOR EDUCATION BENEFITS (Attach Certificate of Eligibility or similar) (COE)

Label the updated forms based on TERM, YEAR, initials for the form. (Exp.FALL21SW) (fall 2021 semester worksheet)

If you were flagged a nonresident you will need to complete the veteran exemption form below. 

If you have used your education benefits at City College before, submit these forms online to use your benefits for this semester. Continuing Veterans should submit these forms in one ticket via JIRA.   SUBMIT FORMS ONLINE

VA SEMESTER WORKSHEET (SW)

VA DEFERMENT CONTRACT - for Post 9/11 and VR&E only (DC)

CLASS ADJUSTMENT - Submit only if you make changes to your classes (add/drop)