Choosing a School Fact Sheet: Factsheet containing answers to many general questions that new veteran students have.
V.A. Medical Benefits: Apply to your nearest V.A. hospital online.
Request Military Records: Standard form 180, request pertaining to military records.
Veterans Dependant Educational Assistance: For the dependent child, spouse or unmarried surviving spouses of a service connected disabled or deceased veteran may be entitled to tuition and fee waiver benefits at any campus of the California State University system, University of California or a California Community College.
Employment Development Department (E.D.D.): All E.D.D. Job Service offices have specially trained staff to ensure veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces receive maximum employment and training opportunities.
CalVet Home Loan Program The California Department of Veterans Affairs and its CalVet Home Loan program is committed to helping veterans and active duty personnel attain the American Dream of home ownership and while we currently don't have the legal authority to refinance homeowners who are in difficult situations, we are exploring possible legislative solutions. In the mean time if you need assistance you can call or access the following websites
New Directions: The New Directions mission is to empower veterans and facilitate their successful return to families and society.
Contact: Eric Kwonrad (310) 864-2376
Volunteers of America: Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.
Contact: J. Duff Leahy (213) 622-3540
AFROTC: Through arrangements with Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in west Los Angeles, the University of Southern California (USC), the University of Southern California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), students may participate in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program. Aerospace Studies classes and Leadership Laboratories are conducted at various times during the week on the main campuses of LMU, USC and UCSB.
AFROTC offers a variety of two, three and four year scholarships, many of which pay the full cost of tuition, books, and fees. Successful completion of as little as four semesters of AFROTC academic classes and leadership laboratories can lead to a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
Classes consist of one hour of academics and two hours of laboratory for freshman and sophomores; three hours of academics and two hours of laboratory for juniors and seniors. AFROTC cadets under scholarship and all juniors and seniors receive a monthly tax-free stipend and a textbook allowance. No military commitment is incurred until entering the last two years of the program (Professional Officer Course) or accepting an AFROTC scholarship.
For more information, contact the Department of Aerospace Studies (AFROTC) at one of the following universities: LMU at (310) 338-2770, USC at (213) 740-2670, UCLA at (310) 825-1742 or UCSB at (310) 825-1742
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