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Applying for Education Benefits

First time applying for Education Benefits

Step 1: Complete VA Application for Educational Benefits

Step 2: Submit the following information to the Office of Veterans Affairs on campus

Previously used Education Benefits

Previously used education benefits either at Solano Community College and/or another school, please do the following & turn forms into the Office of Veteran Affairs on campus:

Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation Students:

Step 1: Applying for Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Complete Application for Educational Benefits VA Form 28-8832
  • Submit Application to:
    • VA Regional Office
      Oakland Federal Building
      1301 Clay Street - Suite 1300N
      Oakland, CA 94612-5209
      Call toll free 1-800-827-1000
  • Regional Office will contact you for an appointment to establish eligibility and create an Education Goal (This processes can take up to 90 days)  **This is processes is required in order for the student to be able to use Chapter 31 Education Benefits**

Step 2: Meet with Solano Community College VA Counselor

  • Contact our office to make an appointment with the VA Counselor to set up an Education Plan based on the Education Goal the Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc Rehab) Counselor has designed
  • Ask your VA Voc Rehab Counselor to submit your Vocational Rehabilitation Authorization (VA Form 28-1905) to our office prior to your appointment date
  • Bring all important paperwork regarding your approval for Chapter 31

Guest Students:

  • Submit a Parent School Letter from the Certifying Official form your current school.
  • Register for your courses with SCC
  • Complete Enrollment Status Form when officially enrolled in SCC Courses to the Office of Veteran Affairs

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