Thank-You For Your Service
RCC Veteran Resources
You served our country and we honor your place on our campus — our Veterans center
and programs are designed to support and guide you to success. Veterans are eligible
for four years of priority registration, this is to be used within fifteen years of
your discharged date from active duty.
Dr. Charles A. Kane Building, Room 104
Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm (6 pm on Tuesday)
VRC students who have been approved for Priority Registration must contact the VRC to be cleared. The time frame for summer and fall is the last two weeks in April, and for winter and spring it is the last two weeks in October.
Be Advised: Unit Caps Apply During Priority Registration
RCC Admission Application Deadlines
Winter 2021 application period: July 1 2020 – January 8, 2021
Spring 2021 application period: Application Period: July 1, 2020 – April 22, 2021
Drop for Non-Payment
To avoid being dropped for non-payment, you must submit your Statement of Responsibility (SOR) each semester immediately after registering for courses, with no further changes to your class schedule. Drops and changes to your class schedule, may affect your benefits. Please contact the Veteran’s Resource Center if changes to your schedule occurs after submitting your SOR.
Call 888-GIBILL1 (442-4551) for questions regarding pay, the Certificate of Eligibility or Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Benefits.
Benefits You May Be Entitled To
VA Administered Programs
Riverside City College provides assistance to Veterans seeking to use the following educational benefits:
- Active Duty Educational Assistance Program, Montgomery GI Bill - Chapter 30
- Post-9/11 GI Bill - Chapter 33
- Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program, Montgomery GI Bill - Chapter 1606
- Vocational Rehabilitation - Chapter 31
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program - Chapter 1607
- Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program - Chapter 35
We certify Veterans who are seeking to use the VA benefits listed above to obtain
an Associate's degree, complete a Certificate program, or obtain units to transfer
to a 4-year University.
Benefit eligibility is determined by the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
The Veterans' Program Requirements
Students must have a VA approved Student Educational Plan (SEP/Ed Plan) he/she understands. These plans, developed between a RCC counselor and you, will serve as your road map, listing required coursework so you can chart your progress in completing your educational goals. This plan is so important for your benefits and success at RCC. It is necessary to first see a counselor to select and discuss your specific program of study. The counselor can gauge your interests and aspirations through a personal discussion with you to make sure you are aware of various coursework associated with specific programs and eliminate any misunderstandings about program requirements as well.
Steps to Receiving Benefits
- First-time college students, transfer students, and returning students Apply Online
- Students may apply for Financial Aid
- For further information, visit the Student Financial Services website or contact Student Financial Services at (951) 222-8710
- First-time college students and returning students will complete their Placement Survey in MyPortal for appropriate placement in Math and English classes.
- Login to MyPortal
- First-time college students do Online Orientation and First Semester Ed Plan via MyPortal
- For further information regarding the application process please contact the Outreach and Welcome Center
- Activate your RCCD email account
- Veterans are eligible for priority registration for four years after being discharged from active duty. To obtain a priority registration date, Veterans must take a copy of their DD214 discharge papers to RCC Veterans Services. Staff there will tell eligible Veterans their priority registration date
- Chapter 30, 33, 1606 or 1607 - Apply with the VA - Form 22-1990
- Apply online, or
- Obtain the 22-1990 from RCC Veterans Services.
- Chapter 35 - Apply with the VA - Form 22-5490
- Apply online , or
- Obtain the 22-5490 from RCC Veterans Services.
Note : Within 2-4 weeks, the VA will send you two copies of your Certificate of Eligibility. Bring one copy to RCC Veterans Services.
- Chapter 30, 33, 1606 or 1607
- Transfer your benefits to be used by turning in Form 22-1995 to RCC Veterans Services.
- Forms can be found at forms, or at RCC Veterans Services.
- Chapter 35
- Transfer your benefits to be used by turning in Form 22-5495 to RCC Veterans Services.
- Forms can be found at https://www.va.gov/vaforms, or at the RCC Veterans Services.
Request all Official Transcripts be mailed to:
Riverside City College - Incoming Transcripts
4800 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92506
Note: Before your enrollment can be certified, all prior credit must be evaluated. Transcripts must be official, sealed and less than 90 days old.
- Military transcripts (Army, National Guard, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard)
- All other College or University transcripts
- High School transcripts for certain educational plans
Military Transcript Request Forms*:
* Include the RCC address on transcript requests and send your request to the address
or the fax number on the form.
Check That RCC Received Transcripts
Check via WebAdvisor (under transcripts received) to see if all transcripts have been received by the college.
- Call RCC Veterans Services as soon as all transcripts are received at (951) 222-8607
- Request a transcript evaluation.
- You will receive an email confirmation when the evaluation is complete. Once this is received, schedule a Counseling appointment with the VRC Counselor. The Education Plan will be developed during this appointment. A copy will be emailed to you as well as to the VRC Certifying Official so that your classes can be certified.
- Please remember all assessment tests must be complete and all official transcripts must be submitted for the VA SEP to be created
- When registering for classes refer to your copy of the VA SEP. Only required classes listed are payable by the VA
- Students register for classes via WebAdvisor on or after their assigned registration date and time (View registration dates on WebAdvisor)
- Once enrolled in classes, fill out a Veteran's Statement of Responsibility
- This form is also available at RCC Veterans Services and must be completed by the student each semester to request benefits
- Turning in this form immediately upon registering for classes will prevent Veterans from being dropped for non-payment
- Veterans Services will submit the enrollment certification to the VA for required classes only
- At the end of every month, Chapter 30, 1606, and 1607 students must call (877) 823-2378 to verify enrollment and receive payment
- Note: Chapter 33, 33-TR, and 35 do not verify enrollment but dependents may call 1-888-GIBILL-1 for certification status
- To change your program of study, you must fill out Form 22-1995 (Chapter 30, 33, 1606,
and 1607) or Form 22-5495 (Chapter 35).
- Forms can be found at here or
- Obtain forms from RCC Veterans Services
- Turn the 22-1995 or 22-5495 in to RCC Veterans Services. You will also need an updated VA SEP. In order to have one created you will need to schedule a VRC Counseling Appointment
- Call 888-GIBILL1 (442-4551) for questions regarding pay, the Certificate of Eligibility, or VA Benefits.
A Community of Students and Supporters
RCC Veterans Club
Our student veterans club recognizes the service our members have provided to the
country and provides a supportive inclusive environment.
Meetings are held the first Thursdays of each month 12:45-1:45pm in the Veterans Resource Center. Meetings are presently being held through Zoom while we are in the remote environment. Please contact Veterans@rcc.edu if you wish to participate in these meetings, and the link can be shared with you.
FAQ's for Veterans Using VA Educational Benefits
The certifying official has 30 days to certify according to Veterans Affair Rules and Regulations.
You are required to submit a SOR every term that you plan to collect benefits. Turning this in immediately once you enroll in classes allows the college to certify you for your courses and prevents you from being dropped for non-payment.
You should meet with a counselor each semester to review your VA Student Education Plan and remaining classes.
This information also pertains to the colleges within the Riverside Community College District.
If you are using your GIBILL benefits, you must also let Veterans Services staff know.
Resources and Links
- The Veterans Administration
Veterans can verify enrollment by using W.A.V.E- (877) 823-2378 or https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/wave_faq.jsp
- Riverside County Department of Veterans Services
4360 Orange Street, Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 955-3060 Fax: (951) 955-3063
- Employment Services For assistance with unemployment benefits, training services, and to get information about priority Veteran job placement contact EDD via
- Local Corona Vet Center- (951) 734-0525
- Colton Vet Center - (909) 801-5762
- California Jobs For more information on high growth and high demand careers - Career One Stop Shop
This "One Stop Career Center" provides information about schools, training programs and job openings in the area and is a career resource center. For other locations, call - (877) US2-JOBS for direct assistance
- Employment Services - For assistance with unemployment benefits, training services, and to get information about priority Veteran job placement contact EDD.
- Health and Welfare Center
- Crisis/Intervention Hotline
- Human Services Agencies - 211
- Veterans Administration Care System offers 5 years of healthcare to Veterans.
- State Department of Veterans Affairs
- VA Loma Linda Healthcare System (909) 825-7084 or (800)741-8387
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