Veterans

Student veterans are eligible for priority registration for classes beginning their second academic quarter and are welcome to use the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) located in Building 477, room 109. The lounge includes study space, wireless access, a refrigerator, microwave, and resources on housing, career support, and VA services. The veteran service coordinator is located in VRC room 105 and can be reached by calling (805) 893-4724. For information on the VRC, visit http://www.sa.ucsb.edu/veterans/veterans-resource-center.

Career Services
Because making the career transition from military to civilian life can be difficult, Career Services offers special support in this area through both their website at http://career.sa.ucsb.edu/resources/student-diversity/veterans and their books in the Career Resource Room. Career Services is located in building 599 (the pink building with the green trim), next to the Humanities & Social Sciences building and close to Storke Tower. To schedule an appointment, call (805) 893-4412 or stop by their front desk.

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
For financial aid and scholarship information for student veterans, visit http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/Veterans.aspx. If you are a veteran and would like special assistance with general financial aid issues or if you’re experiencing a financial emergency, you can schedule an appointment with a veteran coordinator in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships by calling (805) 893-2432.

Social Worker Support
If you are navigating challenging social, medical, financial, and other situations, you can receive support from a social worker. UCSB social workers can help to identify your needs, recommend available resources, and work with you on a plan of action. Unlike other services, social workers may be available to students for one quarter after they have withdrawn from UCSB and assist with the transition to community resources. To schedule an appointment, call (805) 893-3087.

Student Veterans Organization (SVO)
SVO provides student veterans with educational, social, volunteering, and leadership development opportunities and works with campus staff to develop support services for veterans at UCSB. For more information and up-to-date contact information, search for them in the Office of Student Life organizations listing at http://osl.sa.ucsb.edu/OrgList.

VA Benefits/Registrar
The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying VA educational benefits for veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and dependents of veterans. Information is also provided for students serving on active duty using the Military Tuition Assistance benefit. More Information can be found by visiting the Registrar’s Veterans Benefits website at http://registrar.sa.ucsb.edu/veteran.aspx.

Veterans Resource Team (VRT)
VRT is an interdisciplinary team of staff and administrators from key departments across campus who have come together to foster awareness of the student veteran experience and ensure that student veteran needs are being met. VRT's main goals are to promote a positive campus experience for student veterans and their families, support student veteran entry into civilian and university life, and facilitate access to veteran benefits, resources, and mentors to enable degree completion. UCSB has become a recognized leader in its efforts to support student veterans.