College of San Mateo offers instruction to veterans, service members, dependents and survivors of veterans and to other eligible persons, and is authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs to certify students’ educational programs for veterans benefits. Honorably discharged veterans with at least 18 months of active military service are eligible for educational benefits for a period of 10 years following discharge. Benefits are also available to members of the active reserve who pursue approved college studies.
To initiate benefit payments, an eligible student must complete the college enrollment process and request that certification of enrollment be sent to the Department of Veterans Affairs. For more information, visit the Veterans Resource & Opportunity Center (VROC) website (Building 16, Room 150, 574-6675).