Veterans Services

IMPORTANT: Students, please make sure to review information regarding COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing requirements for taking on-ground classes this spring by visiting www.mendocino.edu/covid19. Students who do no follow this policy will not be eligible for in-person instruction. For questions, please contact Alyson Bailey, Director of COVID-19 Response by phone (707) 467-1002 or email covid@mendocino.edu.

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Welcome to Mendocino College Veterans Services!

Welcome to Mendocino College!  We provide assistance with applying for and understanding VA Educational Benefits.  Our services have moved online, but we are here to assist and support you. 

Please connect with us via email (veterans@mendocino.edu) or online video chat: https://www.mendocino.edu/admissions-online or you can. visit our Facebook page here.

We can help you with the following services:

  • Information regarding VA education benefits
  • Assistance with the Mendocino College application and registration process
  • Initiating and processing VA education benefits
  • Evaluation of educational progress toward degree and certificate programs
  • Applying for graduation
  • Evaluation of military transcripts and DD-214s for college credit
  • Eligibility for priority registration
  • Connection with community resources
  • Textbook Lending Library

HOURS OF OPERATION

Due to the current shelter-in-place order, the VRC is currently closed and is scheduled to re-open for the Spring 2022 semester.

Hours of operation will soon be posted.  Please check back!

BECOMING A MENDOCINO COLLEGE STUDENT

We want you to succeed and achieve your goals and so require that all new and transfer students complete the matriculation process.  The following 

  • Apply for Admission 
  • Complete a New Student Orientation
  • Complete the Placement Tool or Submit Transcripts 
  • Meet with a Counselor - A counseling appointment can be scheduled after the above steps are completed.  The counselor will assist in the selection of an appropriate program of study and develop an education plan to guide you in course selection to achieve your goal.  Counselors are currently meeting with students remotely.  
  • Schedule an appointment with the School Certifying Official - The School Certifying Official will answer questions about your educational benefit, verify the education plan developed meets VA standards, and submit the certification of your enrollment to the VA so that you can begin receiving your benefit.  We currently are meeting with students remotely.  Please connect with us through veterans@mendocino.edu or  https://www.mendocino.edu/admissions-online 
  • Click here for a checklist of the above steps.

VETERAN RESOURCE CENTER (VRC)

The Veteran Resource Center, located in room 1240 of MacMillan Hall on the Ukiah Campus.  Please contact us for more information.

The center offers a space for veterans to connect with other veterans over a cup of coffee, conduct small study groups, access computers for completion of homework, receive information about educational benefits to which they may be entitled and assistance in applying for educational benefits.  

RESOURCES

California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) - www.calvet.ca.gov

Department of Veterans Affairs - www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/

eBenefits - www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage

Lake County Veterans Services - http://www.co.lake.ca.us/Government/Directory/VeteransServices.htm

Post 9/11 GI Bill U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/gibillEducation/

Mendocino County Veterans Services - https://www.mendocinocounty.org/government/health-and-human-services-agency/adult-services/veterans-services

Joint Services Transcripts - https://jst.doded.mil/official.html

United Veterans Council of Lake County, California - http://www.uvclc.org/

WEAMS - http://inquiry.vba.va.gov/weamspub/searchInst.do#content-area

PAY RATES

The following link provides access to the most current pay rates for educational benefits:  http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/resources/benefits_resources/rate_tables.asp

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