Returning Student (away for 2 or more semesters)
- Step #1 Apply for VA Benefit
- Step #2 Apply to CCSF
- Set up student Gmail (@mail.ccsf.edu) Account and myRam Portal Account
- Step #3 Attend New Student Veteran Orientation (Online)
- Step #4 Fill out the Student Veteran Intake
- Step #5 Submit documents: DD214, Certificate of Eligibility (COE), Unofficial* and JST Transcripts (if applicable). Click Here to upload.
- Step #6 Complete the Online Assessment Form to get Math and English Placement. This is not an actual test. You will self-report your highest level of Math and English completed in high school or college.
- Step #7 Declare major that you will be studying at CCSF in your RAM Portal before seeing a counselor.
- Step #8 Develop an Education Plan with a Veterans Academic Counselor
- Step #9 Register for Classes (Class Schedule, Registration Guide - PDF, Video)
- Step #10 Submit Certification Request Form (EVERY Semester)
* Please send official transcript to Admission and Record Transcript Department and request Domestic Transcript Evaluation
** Post-9/11 GI Bill® students attending IHL facilities who receive Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments are required to verify enrollment at the end of each month
** Not using VA education benefit but would like to get Priority Registration date, please complete steps 2,3,5,8 and provide DD214.
- Step #1 Update Education Plan with a Veterans Academic Counselor
- Step #2 Register for Classes (Class Schedule, Registration Guide - PDF, Video)
- Step #3 Submit Certification Request Form (EVERY Semester)
*Post-9/11 GI Bill® students attending IHL facilities who receive Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments are required to verify enrollment at the end of each month
- Step #1 Reapply to CCSF
- Step #2 Submit Unofficial* Transcripts if you attended other college. Click Here to upload.
- Step #3 Major can be declared or changed in your RAM Portal
- Step #4 Update Education Plan with a Veterans Academic Counselor
- Step #5 Register for Classes (Class Schedule, Registration Guide - PDF, Video)
- Step #6 Submit Certification Request Form (EVERY Semester)
*Please send official transcript to Admission and Record Transcript Department and request Domestic Transcript Evaluation
**Post-9/11 GI Bill® students attending IHL facilities who receive Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments are required to verify enrollment at the end of each month
Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) (Remote services only at this time due to COVID-19)
To get started, email the DSPS Office via: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. Please include your CCSF Student ID number and the best phone number to be reached at.
Please complete the Application For DSPS Services Form and Student Disability Verification (SDV) Form before seeing a DSPS counselor. Documentation or verification of disability is required to be eligible for DSPS accommodations. NOTE: Accommodations are determined on a case by case basis (i.e. Extra test time on timed exams, alternate media, etc.)
If you have a VA Service Connected Disability, please be prepared to have your Award letter ready to present to a DSPS counselor, which can support your request for accommodations until the SDV form is submitted.
Learn more about the DSPS program
To find a DSPS Counselor who can assist veterans please contact:
- email@example.com (PREFERED)
- 415.452.5481 (LEAVE A VOICE MESSAGE AND LEAVE YOUR STUDENT ID AND BEST CALL BACK NUMBER)
The Montgomery GI Bill® can provide educational assistance for eligible veterans who have served on active duty for two or more years and have been honorably discharged from the service. (For a veteran who served as Reservists for six or more years see Chapter 1606). Please go to the VA web site for further details on specific eligibility criteria: (https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/montgomery_bill.asp). All students who feel they might be eligible should submit an application on-line at www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/ The Department of Veteran Affairs will review your application and will generally notify you of their decision within 30 days.
Verifying Enrollment Each Month: After the student has been approved for benefits by the VA and certified for the semester by the CCSF Certifying Official he/she must verify continued enrollment with the federal VA office in Muskogee, Oklahoma. This must be done at the beginning of each following month before payments will be issued. For example, classes start in August you verify September 1, and so on, by either calling 1-877-823-2378 or by going to the VA web site at www.gibill.va.gov
Veterans Readiness & Employment "VR&E" (formally Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment) provides assistance for veterans who have a service-connected disability rating of at least 10% from the VA and who do not have a dishonorable discharge.
Learn more about eligibility and how to apply by clicking this LINK below:
Eligibility for Veteran Readiness and Employment
Apply for VR&E either:
- via ebenefits (preferred),
- via your County Veterans Service Office (VSO) by paper claim, or
- Veterans Regional Office 1301 Clay Street, Room 1300 North, Oakland, CA 94612, 1-800-827-1000 or (510) 637-6128
This GI Bill® Is for Veterans who served on active duty for a defined period of time after 09/10/01. Chapter 33 offers Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH, a book stipend per term/semester (not to exceed $1,000 per academic year) and pays for tuition and required college fees. For further information about the Post-9/11 GI Bill go to: https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/post-9-11/ or https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_gibill.asp The VA web-site also provides continuous updates about new GI bill program(s).
Apply on-line for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® at www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/
When you notify the Veterans Services Office that you are registered for classes, the Veterans Services Coordinator will submit a certification to the VA. The VA can take up to 4-6 weeks to process certifications and send out payments.
The percentage of benefit you are eligible for depends on time spent on active duty. Note: Multiple deployments may increase your eligibility (Current as of Spring 2020).
Full-time student = $4,614 per month (+ kicker if eligible)
Three-quarters time =
More than Half-time =
Half-time or less - $0 per month
There are three types of payments under Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill.
- Tuition payment - paid to school
- Housing Allowance - paid to recipient
- Book stipend - paid to recipient
Each payment is paid out depending on the percentage of eligibility from the table above.
Educational assistance paid to dependents (spouse/children) of veterans who are permanently and 100% disabled due to a service connected condition or who died in the service of a service-connected disability. Please go to the following website for further details: www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/survivor_dependent_assistance.asp or https://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/DEA.asp Apply on-line at https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/
Chapter 35 dependent benefits must do monthly enrollment verification with the VA. The VA Administration will send out a monthly enrollment verification letter to the Chapter 35 beneficiary which must be filled out by the student and returned to the VA.
This program provides educational assistance for active members of the selected reserves, including members of the Army Reserve, Naval Reserve, Air Force Reserve, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard, Army National Guard, and Air National Guard. Basic eligibility requires a six-year obligation to serve in the selected reserves, and satisfactory participation in required selective reserve training. Participants must be signed up for a six year commitment. To apply, follow the instructions provided at: https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/mgib_sr.asp
Verifying Enrollment Each Month: (For Chapters: 30, 1606) After the student has been approved by the VA and certified by CCSF's School Certifying Official (SCO) for the semester he/she must verify continued enrollment with the federal VA office in Muskogee, Oklahoma. This must be done at the beginning of each following month before payments will be issued.
For example: classes start in August you verify September 1, and so on, by either calling 1-877-823-2378 or by going to the VA web site at www.gibill.va.gov
The “Cal-Vet fee waiver” offers a College Fee Waiver Program for eligible dependents whose veteran parent has at least 0% or greater service-connected disability. Contact the SF County Veteran Services Office (415-934-4200) or your local County Veteran Service Office (CVSO) (Find your local CVSO at: http://www.cacvso.org/county-contacts/). You can also contact your local Cal-Vet office at 415-554-7100 for information about the Cal Vet Fee Waiver.
December 17, 2021
CCSF is a non-participant of the VRRAP. Please see the VRRAP participating institutions in California: Long Beach Community College, San Joaquin Delta, Ventura Community College and LA Trade Tech.
What is VRRAP?
The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP), was enacted on March 11, 2021, and was effective, immediately. VRRAP was part of the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package, with aid targeted to assist individuals and businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligible Veterans participating in VRRAP receive up to 12 months of tuition and fees and a monthly housing allowance based on Post-9/11 GI Bill rates. Covered education programs must provide training for high-demand occupations, which is determined by the Commissioner of Labor Statistics. GI Bill approved programs of education, excluding bachelor’s and graduate degrees, and VET TEC approved training are eligible.
See for more information on VRRAP.
VRRAP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
See a list of frequently asked questions about VRRAP.
VRRAP Participation Agreement
Educational institutions must complete and submit a voluntary Participation Agreement to VA for review and approval.
How does it work?
VA will enter into participation agreements with organizations (referred to as “Educational Institutions”) that provide training and job placement outcomes. VA will incentivize these partners with a “pay-for-performance” model that pays these institutions incrementally based on the progress and success of their students.
For a program of education to qualify for VRRAP, it must meet the following criteria:
- Be approved for GI Bill or VET TEC
- Not lead to a bachelors or graduate degree
- Provide training for a high-demand occupation
The payment model for VRRAP tuition and fees (paid directly to the participant’s educational institutions) is milestone based:
- 50% when the Veteran begins the program
- 25% when the Veteran completes the program
- 25% when the Veteran finds employment in the field of study
VRRAP EI Training
Registration Process and Enrollment Certifications (June 2021) training for Educational Institution.
Employment Certification Form
VA Form 22-10201 (June 2021) - Form to be used when VRRAP participants have found employment.