Student Veterans Resource Center

Visit the Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) and expand your network! The SVRC provides military-affiliated students at DVC with a supportive community, guidance on educational benefits, and resources to succeed both academically and personally. The SVRC also works to strengthen our community through veteran-centered events and activities. Take the next step and get connected - we're here for you!


DVC Students

Get Started

Check out important steps, like how to apply for VA benefits, to get started at DVC.

DVC Students

Student Services

Learn about academic counseling, financial aid & tutoring services.

DVC Students

Resources for Veterans

Access a list of community resources to support your academic and professional journey.

Get Started

Your future starts here - with our application for admission. Completed applications are accepted within 24 hours!

Apply Now

After you apply, check out these next steps to learn how to apply for VA benefits, submit your transcripts, attend online orientation, connect with a dedicated counselor, and register for classes!

Student Services


If you are a veteran or a dependent seeking VA benefits this semester and wish to schedule a one-hour VA appointment, please contact us at 925-969-2525 or
We have two primary veteran counselors, Alberto Aranda and Todd Steffan. We are currently implementing a Case Management Approach for our counseling appointments, wherein the allocation of students between counselors is based on last names. Counselor Alberto Aranda will exclusively handle students with last names starting with A-J, while Counselor Todd Steffan will assist students with last names starting with K-Z.
Our Case Management Model offers several advantages to our veteran and dependent students:
Personalized Support: This model ensures a more individualized approach to your academic journey, understanding your unique experiences and needs.
Academic Progress Monitoring: Regular checks on your academic progress help us identify concerns early and implement appropriate interventions if necessary.
Timely Responses: This model enables faster responses to your inquiries and provides guidance on other academic matters.
Enhanced Experience: Our ultimate goal is to enhance your overall experience at DVC, and we believe the Case Management Model will contribute to that goal.
Feel free to contact us for any further assistance or to schedule your counseling appointment.

Financial Aid

Contact Zuhal Rahmani, Financial Aid Liaison for Veteran Students and Dependents by email, phone (925) 969-2099 or contact the Financial Aid Office for information and assistance.


Student Centers

DVC's on-campus and online student centers can connect you with tutors, counselors, and support services to help you complete your path. Visit one of our seven new centers!

Get Connected

Diablo Valley College Student Veterans Alliance (DVCSVA) student club

The Diablo Valley College Student Veterans Alliance (DVCSVA) provides a community of support for military veterans and their families. Join the Student Veterans Alliance Club on DVCSync and Instagram to keep up with club updates and events!

Please contact us if you have any questions.

DVC news & testimonials

Read what's happening for veterans at DVC

Office Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm Closed

We are closed on the following district holidays:

  • May 27: Memorial Day (college closed)
  • June 19: Juneteenth (college closed)
  • July 4: Independence Day (college closed)

Contact Us
Location: SVRC is in the SVRC/PUMA Center, Pleasant Hill

For questions regarding certification and benefits, please contact the Veterans Services office at

  • Katie Edgecombe

    "The SVRC helped me immensely! It’s a one-stop shop, having all veteran services together under one roof. They have veteran education counselors, and there is a quiet place to study and do homework. There is always someone there to help you achieve success." - Katie Edgecombe, DVC 2021 veteran graduate with four associate degrees