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
Call (805) 546-3142 for an appointment with a Certifying Official
North County Campus, Building N1000, Room N1008, (805) 591-6242
Call (805) 546-3142 for an appointment on Wednesdays
Campus Closed: April 6th, 2020.
Adjustment to normally schedule hours as follows:
3/25/2020: North County Campus VRC closed at 4:30, not 6:00
- Check back soon!