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Veterans Resource Center

Welcome to the VRC

A Message About Afghanistan from the VRC

The situation taking place in Afghanistan has generated manifold reactions.  As a department, the faculty and staff of the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) are keenly aware these reactions hit deeply for our student veterans as well as our students that are reservists, active duty military, and military connected. 

You are not alone.  Your academic and personal well-being are our priority.  We want to highlight a few Foothill and VA services and resources that you may find supportive during this time.

At Foothill

  • Want to talk about how you feel?  Our VRC Counselor, Manija Ansari is available for you during 30-minute drop-in sessions from 1pm-4pm on August 24, August 26, and August 31
  • No appointment is needed. To speak with a counselor during these hours, click the drop-in button below:

Click here to Drop-In

Below is a list of additional services and resources available to you provided by VA, as well as a few additional community services and resources.

VA Resources

  • Vet Centers- Discuss how you feel with other Veterans in these community-based counseling centers.  70% of Vet Center staff are Veterans
  • Veterans Crisis Line- If you are having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-273-8255, then PRESS 1 or visit
    • For emergency mental health care, you can also go directly to your local VA medical center 24/7 regardless of your discharge status or enrollment in other VA health care.
  • VA Women Veterans Call Center- Call or text 1-855-829-6636 (M-F 8AM – 10PM & SAT 8AM – 6:30PM ET)
  • VA Caregiver Support Line- Call 1-855-260-3274 (M-F 8AM – 10PM & SAT 8AM – 5PM ET)
  • Download VA’s self-help apps- Tools to help deal with common reactions like, stress, sadness, and anxiety. You can also track your symptoms over time.
  • VA Mental Health Services Guide- This guide will help you sign up and access mental health services.
  • information, resources, and Veteran to Veteran videos for challenging life events and experiences with mental health issues.

Community Resources

While not an exhaustive list, below are a few additional community services and resources available.

 With deep respect,

The Foothill College VRC Team


Getting Started

New Students Start here


Foothill Veterans Resource Center is still in operation and will assist students virtually. Whether you need to schedule an Academic Counseling appointment, or have a quick question about VA Benefits, join us in the Zoom Virtual office during hours listed, or fill out this form if outside business hours and a VRC staff will be in contact  within the next business day.


Office & Academic Counseling Hours

Summer VRC Virtual Office Hours

Mon/Wed:  9:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.

Tues/Thur:   8:30 am - 4:00 p.m.

Closed Fridays

Summer Period:  June 28 - September 3, 2021


Summer VRC Academic Counseling Hours

Drop-In:  Tues/Thurs: 8:30 a.m. –11:00 a.m.

Appointment: Tues/Thurs:  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(Access Virtual VRC Office to Schedule Appointment)


Zoom Access to VRC Virtual Office

You'll recieve immediate assistance by our VRC staff during business hours. Follow the simple steps below.


Step 1: Fill OUT Sign in FOrm

Step 2: Access Link to VRC Virtual Office


GI Bill Beneficiaries

Review Fall 2021 course list linked below, for certification purposes: 



VRC Book Voucher Requests

Veterans Book Voucher request link for Fall 2021.

 Fall 2021 Book Voucher - Last day to apply: Oct. 8, 2021

Spring 2021 Event


The Veterans Resource Center wants to thank everyone who was able to come out to the VRC End of the Year Celebration to recognize the graduating and transferring VRC students. If you missed the event, don't worry, you can experience the End of the Year event video here: 



VRC team would also like to congratulate the Foothill College Graduates and Transfer Students of 2020 - 2021!


You Made It!

Foothill VRC Mission

We aim to create a supportive environment that enables the success of our veterans through academics, wellness, and camaraderie.  We provide support services for student veterans, military service members, and or their dependents.  We are committed to supporting you in acheiving academic success, professional growth, and meaningful employment.

VRC Virtual Office


C.A.R.E is our Motto

We promote  camaradarie, the Advancement of our students, offer Resources and Empower you to be your best selves.

(We CARE).

The Veteran Resource Center is a great spot to get what you need. Some days you need to print out a course syllabus get a snack or check in with your education plan with a counselor. Other days you might need to check out a textbook, get a book voucher, or get another snack. After a long road back to a full time student course load, I find myself returning to the VRC just to get a nice kick in the motivation seat. Keeps me laughing and studying.

-Alfredo capps, Army Veteran



Resource Links

Teaching and Learning CenterProvides help with writing your scholarship essay.

Scholarship Application Checklist: Provides step-by-step instructions to guide you through the application process

Tips for writing "My Story" Essay: Provides tips and a breakdown of the “My Story” essay prompt, that is part of the general application.

FA TV Scholarship Video Links

How to apply for Foothill College scholarships

Understanding the financial aid process at Foothill College

Financial Aid Department Contact Info:

Phone: 650.949.7245


Instagram @foothill_financialaid

After you apply, click here

Foothill College Ambassadors

Group of ambassador students

We're Hiring for Fall 2021

Work on campus and virtually. Earn $17.60 an hour at 10–15 hours per week in one of our Foothill College offices. Apply now to join our team!

How to Apply

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We're Here to Help!

Veterans Resource Center


Summer Virtual Office Hours:

Mon/Thrs:  9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Fri:  Closed

(From Jun 28 - to Sep 3rd)

Access VRC Virtual Office:








Building 5400, Room 5403