Isakson and Roe Requirements at Cuesta College


Cost of courses including tuition, fees, books and supplies, other additional costs 

Estimated cost of living expenses 

Amount of cost covered by VA benefits

For further information regarding your specific federal benefit please contact our Veterans Resource Center or you may find information on 

Types of Federal financial aid offered by Cuesta College, that the student may be qualified to receive

For the most accurate estimate of financial aid available we recommend you complete a FAFSA or California Dream Act, and then follow up with the financial aid office for a personalized financial aid package. You can also view your financial aid package!/dashboard/listAwardLetterDetails/2122 

Estimated amount of student loan debt upon completion of a 2-year degree or certificate

“For many students, borrowing in order to finance their college degree is necessary. While student loans may be a necessary part of financing your degree, it’s important to borrow responsibly. This means only borrowing for what you need. College is an investment in your future.” 

Graduation Rate for Cuesta College 

Job Placement rates for graduates of Cuesta College 

School policy on acceptance of transfer credits including military credits

Credit for Prior Learning 


New Monthly Enrollment Verification Requirement 

Starting December 17, 2021 all students using Chapter 33 (post 9/11) GI BILL Educational Benefits, who receive a Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) and/or kicker payments will be required to monthly verify their enrollment status, to continue receiving their payments. 

Via Text Message (Easiest and fastest method):

To opt-in contact the Education Call Center (ECC) at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to ensure the VA has your mobile phone number

After opting-in, you can verify your enrollment by responding to a text message from the VA

NOTE: the VA will never ask for your personal information, for example, social security number or bank account number via text

Via Education Call Center:

Contact the Education Call Center (ECC) at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) and ask the representative to verify enrollment on your behalf.

NOTE: Wait times may be high due to the number of students verifying each month

If you opt-out of text verification and later change your mind, or need to change your mobile number, call the ECC at 1-888GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551)


If you fail to verify your information for two consecutive months, your monthly payments will be placed on hold. You will then have to take additional steps to verify your enrollment and have the payments released.


Requirements for in state tuition

Students eligible for GI Bill educational benefits including the Montgomery GI Bill–Active Duty 

program (Chapter 30), the Veterans Readiness and Employment program (formerly called 

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) (Chapter 31), or the Post-9/11 GI Bill program 

(Chapter 33) are exempt from paying nonresident tuition regardless of when the veteran 

separated from the military.

Members of the Armed Forces of the United States are eligible for in-state tuition or nonresident tuition exemption in accordance with California Education Code, Section 68074, 68075, et seq., and AB 81 (VACA Act). Armed Forces of the United States means Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and the reserve components of each of these forces, the California Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, the California State Military Reserve, and the California Naval Militia. 

Prohibition of automatic enrollment certification

At Cuesta College you are not certified automatically. You must request to be certified, each term you wish to use your benefits.

Absence due to military service

AP 5075- Course Adds and Drops- pending


Listing of designated campus employees for military affiliated students

VRC Supervisor:

Zhrinna McDonald 

School Certifying Official: 

Zhrinna McDonald 

VRC Counseling Staff: 

Andrea Devitt 

Financial Aid:

Zhrinna McDonald  

Mental Health Counselor: 

Tonya Leonard 

DSPS Counselor: 

not currently filed

Academic Success Coach: 

not currently filed

Peer Tutors: not currently filled