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Veterans Service Office

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mission Statement

The Veterans Service Office (VSO) was created to assist veteran students as they transition from military life to student life. Veterans, Active Duty, Reservists, and their dependents/spouses are provided access to their VA education benefits to assist them with successfully meeting their educational goals.

COVID-19 Update

 To help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19, SCC has suspended all in-person and on-campus convening of classes and student support services. In accordance with state guidelines, the VSO will not be providing on campus or in-person support at this time. Please check back on our website for updates. 

This is the first step in the transition to alternative delivery methods (online and virtual), which will begin on Wednesday, March 18th. Check your email as you will receive course-specific plans and information from the colleges and your instructors in the coming days. Should you have any questions, please contact your instructor.

How does this affect VA benefits? ​

Due to the suspension period and transition to online and virtual instruction currently impacting multiple schools, the VA will be providing guidance to both students and staff on Thursday, March 26th​. As of this moment, no changes have been made to any certifications at SCC. 

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The VSO is still here to help! 

Although we will not be able to provide in-person services at this time, the VSO team is still here to help! We will be available to answer questions via email and online chat! Our contact information and hours of online and remote services are listed below. 

​VSO Chat

​​Chat​ with the VSO team! 
Monday - Friday 
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Simply click the button to the right to get started!
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​VSO Email 

Prefer to email? No problem!

Send us your message at any time and we will return your email as soon as possible! 

​​VSO Email:

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Chat with the Veteran Academic Counselor Song Graham online! Her online hours and a link to the chat is listed below. Coming soon - online counseling appointments with Song! Check back on our site for details. 

Click the button below to chat with counseling!

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​​​​​​Veteran Academic Counselor's Online Hours:​
9:00am – 3:30pm
9:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday/Friday9:00am -1:00pm

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​​Want to know what types of benefits are available to you for education? Not sure how to apply? 

Click below for more information!

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Click here to learn about Veteran, Reservist and Active Duty Benefit Types
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Click here​​ to learn about Spouse and Dependents of ​Veterans Benefit Types​​​


Santiago Canyon College is Proud to be a Military Friendly® School with a Bronze Distinction!


The Military Friendly® Schools survey is the longest-running most comprehensive review of college and university investments in serving military and veteran students. This measures an organization's commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community.


The Military Friendly® Bronze Distinction is provided to a school that scored within 30% of the 10th best school in their category. This award showcases the institution's dedication to providing exceptional military and veteran programs. ​