Welcome to Veteran Services

Need to contact us?

Please email veterans@dvc.edu 

Purpose

At DVC we recognize and value the contributions that our veterans, dependents, and active military personal bring to our campus and our community. Students that attend DVC come from all branches of service and have served distinctively in various capacities and who have served overseas such as Iraq and Afghanistan. We at DVC recognize and honor the sacrifices that our service members made through their service to our country. We are honored to have you at DVC where you bring your leadership and experiences to the classroom. 

Mission

Our mission in the Diablo Valley College Veteran Service office is to assist veterans, their dependents, and their survivors in receiving their military education chapter benefits and facilitating their transition into higher education.

Location

We are located on the bottom floor of the Student Services Center (SSC).

Steps for New Students

Step two- Apply to DVC

Complete an application for admission to the college.

After applying you will need to complete both the online orientation via Canvas and the online assessment process. You will receive placements for English and math to help inform the level at which you should start. For questions regarding placement, please e-mail assessment@dvc.edu or call 925-969-2132.  

Step three- Apply for Financial Aid
Apply and Complete FAFSA 
You can receive both education benefits AND Financial Aid
In addition to your education benefits, you may also qualify for the following financial aid programs:
  • Pell Grant— up to $6,195/year
  • Cal Grant – up to $1,672/year
  • Student Success Completion Grant— up to $4000/year
  • Chafee Grant (for former foster youth) – up to $5000/year
  • FSEOG Grant— up to $500/year
  • California Promise Grant— waives $46 per unit fee
  • Federal Work Study— on campus employment
  • Federal Student Loans—varies

The information on your FAFSA will be used to determine your eligibility for the programs listed above. Approximately two weeks after you submit your application online, the DVC Financial Aid Office will send a follow-up email to your InSite Portal student email account with further instructions and checklist of items of complete. This checklist will provide a list of additional documentation required to validate certain information on your FAFSA. After you have printed, gathered, and completed all required documentation, contact the Financial Aid Office to submit your documents.

Veterans are considered independent for the FAFSA and do not have to provide parent’s income and asset information on the application.


If you were initially denied due to your income but your financial situation has changed and the FAFSA data does not accurately reflect your ability to pay for college expenses, you may qualify for a Reduction in Income Appeal. 

Step four- Submit transcripts

If you have attended courses at another college(s) you must submit ALL transcripts and send them to DVC Admissions. Official college transcripts must be submitted prior to meeting with a counselor and creating a VA education plan. Transcripts can be sent to the following address: Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Rd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.

If you are transferring to DVC and would like to submit official transcripts electronically and your institution needs an email address to direct them, please use transcripts@dvc.edu.

Military Transcripts 

Find information about the Military Joint Services Transcripts and how transcripts may be requested by current and former members of the Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy at their webpage. Current and former members of the Air Force can request transcripts from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). Air Force personnel can obtain their transcript, even if they have not attended classes at the CCAF. More information about military transcripts can be found on the vets.gov website. 

Step five- Veterans education planning/counseling

Meet with a veterans counselor to develop your personal Education Plan. BEFORE you can make an appointment, you must complete the above steps, and if you are transferring from another institution, all transcripts must be turned in. You must request an evaluation and call (925) 969-2140 to make an appointment, please identify yourself as a Veteran who needs to meet with a Veteran’s Counselor. 

Step six- Submit documents to Veterans Services

Submit copies of the following applicable documents to the Veterans Services Office. These can be submitted via email to veterans@dvc.edu: 

  1. DD214 (Member-4 Copy) - Veterans only.
  2. Certificate of Eligibility, a letter sent to the veteran confirming his/her or dependents eligibility for education benefits.
  3. Statement of responsibility.
  4. Copy of the Kicker, if applicable (part of the enlistment contract; “Army College Fund,” “Navy Sea College Fund.” 
  5. NOBE - Select Reservists only.  A copy of your Notice of Basic Eligibility must be submitted; NOBE is obtained through your command. 
Step seven- Register and request certification

Register online through InSite portal.

After registration submit a request for certification if you are using VA benefits.

Step eight- Enroll in the veteran orientation

Enroll in the online orientation specifically for military-connected student. This module on Canvas is designed to keep you informed of updates, important dates, and critical information throughout the semester.


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Links for Current Students

The following links are for students that are currently enrolled in courses.


Veterans Services - office hours

Admissions and Records Office staff members are available to assist you regarding education benefits.

  • Monday- CLOSED for in-person
  • Tuesday- CLOSED for in-person
  • Wednesday- 9am-1pm
  • Thursday- 9am-1pm

Contact Us

School certifying official

Gabriel Harven
Fax:  925-609-8085

email:  veterans@dvc.edu