Veterans Resource Center
Welcome Veterans, Service Members and Dependents!
============ Friday - 03/27/2020 ============
Foothill Virtual Spring Quarter 2020
(Only 11 Weeks)
Begins: April 13, 2020
Ends: June 26, 2020
Contact the Veterans Resource Center at 650-949-7912 or email email@example.com to start the process of enrollment and VA educational benefits certification.
Provide military documentation to receive priority registration and access to resources
and services for continuous enrollment. To sign up with Foothill College Veterans
Resource Center, contact our office now.
Registered for Spring 2020? Checklist to confirm certification:
- Educational Plan Locked for Spring 2020
- No Change and Confirmed Major/Program
- Registered Courses Listed on Ed Plan
- Clockwork Request Submitted
- VRC Confirmation Received via Email
Any Changes prior to last enrollment period, must be reported to the VRC. Call 650-949-7001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org on the next steps to update required information.
Have you ordered your books for next quarter? Access the Bookstore online before Spring quarter begins: Textbooks, e-books, Rentals for Spring 2020 are available online.
Do you need assistance in paying for your books? The Veterans Resource Center provides book vouchers. Apply now:
Do you need virtual support before Spring begins? Access the Virtual Support page before next quarter begins:
Need a virtual tutor for stem or writing courses for Spring 2020? Access the online tutoring site for more information:
Need accommodation support for you Spring classes? Connect to the Disability Resource Center:
Foothill Veterans Resource Center is still in operation and will assist students virtually. Email email@example.com to schedule an Academic Counseling appointment. For processing VA Educational Benefits email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your full name, Campus Wide ID, a contact number, and a request to be certified. Someone from VRC will be in contact.
================ 03/23/2020 ================
Attention Veterans and Family members who have a VBA overpayment.
Is COVID-19 affecting your ability to repay debt with the VA Debt Management Center (DMC)? Reach out to the DMC to request assistance.
If you are affected by the COVID-19 (CORONA VIRUS), have a VBA benefit debt and need temporary financial relief, please contact DMC at 1-800-827-0648 to request assistance.
================ 03/19/2020 ================
The Senate and House passed S.3503 and the bill will be headed to POTUS to sign, which will give the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) the authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies. The new law allows for VA to continue to pay benefits regardless of the fact that the program has changed from resident training to online training. Also, students will continue to receive the same monthly housing allowance payments that they received for resident training until January 1, 2021, or until the school resumes normal operations of resident training. VA is working to immediately implement the new changes to address current and future school terms to ensure students continue to receive their education benefits.
============== 03/17/2020 =================
To further limit the potential of COVID-19 spreading within our local community, Foothill
College temporarily suspended face-to-face student services and instruction effective,
Friday March 13th. Foothill College will be closed from 3/17/20 for 15 days until
Tuesday, 4/7/20 or until further notice. (Subject to change)
Please note that the VA has reported that there should be no disruptions in payments for Veterans whose GI Bill and VOC Rehab benefits were previously processed/certified.
Foothill College VRC staff are available for Virtual assistance and support. Email email@example.com or call 650-949-7912.
For more information on VA Educational Payments and Benefits contacts:
- GI Bill Hotline: (888) 442-4551
- VR&E/Vocational Rehabilitation: Contact your assigned Case Manager via e-mail
Alternatively, unsure of the status of your VOC Rehab/VR&E benefits (*as long as they remain open*) you can contact the general VR&E offices:
- Oakland VR&E: (510) 637-6128
- Sacramento VR&E: (916) 364-6700
- Fresno VR&E: (559) 443-1491
*Meet the VRC Team*(LtoR: Beth W.-Academic Coach, Mimi O.-Academic Counselor, Zaina H.-Academic Coach, and Julie B.-Veterans Specialist/SCO)
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.
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).
We're Hiring. Application extended to Feb. 18!
Earn $15 an hour at 10–15 hours per week in one of our Student Services program offices
through June 30, 2020.
We're Here to Help!
Veterans Resource Center
Mon/Thrs: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Building 5400, Room 5403