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Veteran News Updates

Summer 2013 at Southwestern College
(29 Mar 2013)
Southwestern College's Summer 2013 schedule is now available on Web Advisor.

The priority registration date for continuing veteran students who are currently utilizing their educational benefits is 29 April 2013. These veteran students will receive an e-mail from the Admission's Office with their appointment times.

New veteran students can apply for admission for the Summer term through Students who signed up for the Spring term but didn't attend classes will need to reapply. New veteran students may request a priority registration date with the submission of their DD214 (Member 4 copy) to the Veterans Services Department.

Please note that all new students who have attended prior colleges must have their transcripts on file before any benefits can be processed.

Friendly suggestion: now is the time to get your Student Educational Plan (SEP) created/updated and to turn in any other missing documents (like your Certificate of Eligibility letter from the DVA) to Veteran Services so that your benefits for the Summer 2013 processing period will not be unnecessarily delayed.

If you need to update your Student Education Plan (SEP) you can call (619) 421-6700 ext 5240 for an appointment. Tell the counselor that you are a veteran student. You may declare a dual major, but you MUST have your SEP reflecting the dual major on file with Veterans Services.

Spring Break 2012-2013
(22 Mar 2013)
Spring Break: March 25 - April 1, 2013.

Southwestern College Veterans Office will be closed for the Spring Break.

All Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) students declaring classes after 3:00 PM, Friday, March 22, 2013, will not be flagged. As we cannot guarantee that your classes will be held, it is necessary for you to pay your registration fees or risk being dropped for non-payment.

Veterans Day Ceremony 2012
(08 Nov 2012)

The Veterans' Day Ceremony was a huge success.

Southwestern College Veterans Office would like to thank everyone who joined us in Honoring and Remembering the men and women who have given their lives, their service and their freedom so that we may have our own.

We would like to specially thank our guest speaker, Sergeant Major Bill "Ooorah" Paxton, USMC Retired, and our very own Professor Luis Nunez for the special flag presentation.

Also notable was the outstanding job our SWC Concert Choir & SWC Chamber Singers did singing "I Hear America Singing!" led by Professor Teresa Russell, D.M.A .

How Long Will Fall Processing Take?
(26 July 2011)
We have already received over 700 declarations (and a hundred modifications to those 700 records) and the Fall term hasn't even started as yet.
NEW BAH Estimator in Time for Fall
(27 June 2011)
UPDATE: NOW INCLUDES POST-9/11 BENEFIT LEVEL FUNCTIONALITY. Fall 2011 is the first term in which BAH entitlement will be prorated: you need to know how to estimate your benefits.
How to do CAL-VET Waivers
(8 June 2011)
We have received a number of questions regarding the processing of the CAL-VET tuition waivers as these must be updated each Spring for the following Summer, Fall, and Spring terms.
Short DVA Checks?
(7 June 2011)
Many students have come in complaining about receiving "short" benefit checks last month.
CALVET/BOG Waiver CCCApply Link
(31 May 2011)
It appears that the CCCApply link that should allow you to complete the Board of Governors (BOG) Waiver for the CALVET package is still taking viewers to last year's form.
Break Pay Confusion/Concerns
(10 May 2011)
This Summer term is the last term the DVA will be paying break pay for any of its educational programs: the change in policy will be effective 1 August 2011.

Veteran News Archive

Warning to Non-Resident Veterans/Dependents (25 Apr 2011 Updated 28 Apr 2011)
New Post-9/11 Changes (6 Jan 2011 - updated 20 Jun 2011)
Break Pay Issues (1 Jan 2011)
Processing Estimates (15 Nov 2010)
Online Processing (8 Nov 2010)
Military Friendly School