Cuesta College is dedicated to your health and safety during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Following guidelines from the public, state, and federal health authorities our services are limited at this time. To accommodate the needs of our current and prospective students at this time, Veterans Services has transitioned to an online service delivery system. Our campus office services are limited in an effort to eliminate face-to-face transactions. Staff is readily available and will gladly attend to your inquiries by phone or email. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these difficult times. For the latest information on Cuesta's response to COVID-19 go to www.cuesta.edu/covid-19
As Student Services continues to provide support for students on campus, we decided to centralize all services on the SLO campus to the Library (Building 3200). Effective, Tuesday March 24, 2020, the following services are available in the Library: Enrollment Services (Admissions and Records), Financial Aid, Transfer Center, Food Pantry, CaFE Program and Chromebook check out.
HOW TO CONTACT VETERANS SERVICES
The best way to contact us is through email. Please leave us a detailed message, including your name, student ID#, contact information and details regarding the inquiry.
If you have immediate questions about certification or benefits, please direct them
to Karen Andrews via e-mail:
Phone: (805) 546-3142
You can leave a voicemail with a detailed message, including your name, student ID#, contact information and details regarding inquiry. Due to limited staffing during this time we will return your call as soon as possible. Voicemails will be checked remotely.
The SLO VRC is CLOSED. Voicemails will be checked remotely.
The North County VRC is CLOSED. Voicemails will be checked remotely.
The Financial Office Aid is also available by phone and e-mail during this time.
Please contact us from 8:30am - 5pm Monday thru Friday.
(805) 546-3143 SLO
(805) 591-6202 NCC
If you need to get in touch with academic counseling, please visit their website: Click here
If you would like to speak to a counselor at the Health Center, find out more with this link: click here
Chancellor's Office: CA Community Colleges
Attention Veterans and Family members who have a VBA overpayment.
If you are affected by the COVID-19 (CORONA VIRUS), have a VBA benefit debt and need temporary financial relief, please contact DMC at 1-800-827-0648 to request assistance.
For more info from the VA: Click here
Karen Andrews, VA Certifying Official
(805) 546-3142 phone
(805) 546-3185 fax
The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is the heart of the college's veteran community and serves as a gathering place for academic support, student learning and a space for veterans to have camaraderie and connect with other Veterans. Veterans from all branches of service are welcome and can expect to receive professional, courteous, and compassionate support as they pursue their educational and vocational goals at Cuesta College. The VRC is a space where all who enter can feel respected.
The VRC provides the following services in a one-stop location:
- Certifying Officials (VA and Educational)
- Veterans Orientation
- Priority Registration
- Veterans Club and Support
- Computer lab and printers
- Study Area
- Free Coffee and Snacks
- Free Semester Parking Permits - attend the Veterans Orientation Session in Fall and get free parking for Spring.
In Spring, attend the Veterans and Family Resource Fair and get free parking for Fall.
In order to access your VA benefits, students must get certified every semester by making an appointment to meet with the VA Certifying Official. Under the Chapter listed on your left, review the steps to complete to be certified at Cuesta College.
The VRC works closely with the Financial Aid Office in supporting our veterans, reservists, and dependents of service-connected disabled or deceased veterans with their educational benefits. If you need assistance with completing and filing VA claim forms for federal and state education assistance programs, please connect with someone in the Financial Aid Office.
Hours & Contact Information
Veterans Resource Center (VRC)
San Luis Obispo Campus, Building 3100, Room 3174, (805) 546-3142
North County Campus, Building N1000, Room N1008, (805) 591-6242
Spring Semester Hours
Starting Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Adjustment to normally schedule hours as follows:
- The North County Campus Veterans Resource Center is CLOSED starting Thursday, March 19, 2020
- The SLO Campus Veterans Resource Center is CLOSED starting Tuesday, March 24, 2020
- SLO and NCC Campus Closed: April 6th, 2020
- Check back soon!