G.I. Bill®

 Attention current students using GI Bill® benefits: 

The COVID-19 pandemic required the college to switch to online instruction with the exception of a few courses. New legislation allows VA to pay education benefits regardless of the fact that a course has been converted from resident training to online training. GI Bill students will continue to receive housing allowance payments at the resident training until 12/21/21, or until the school resumes normal operations of resident training, for programs converted solely to online training. This means if a college converts from an approved residence training course to online training for that course (distance learning) due to COVID-19, benefits will not change. To view the list of classes that had a change of modality and will be certified as resident courses, click on the link below.

The Oxnard College VET Center can be reached at 805-678-5845.

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All certification paperwork can be submitted in person or electronically to the Admissions and Records Office by clicking on the Secure Form Submission button below. Please submit your documents as one single PDF document. 

If you have questions regarding your benefits, please contact either one of the certifying officials for assistance. We have two certifying officials that you can contact based on your last name. The School Certifying Officials are located in the Student Services Building in the Admissions and Records Office.

School Certifying Official Phone Number/Email
Tonia Arias
  • (805) 678-5844 or (805) 678-5810
  • tarias@vcccd.edu

Veterans and eligible dependents must complete the steps outlined below to start using their G.I. Bill®. Please download the VA Packet.

New and returning students must complete the Student Success activities including College Orientation, Placement, and an Initial or Comprehensive Educational Plan with a counselor to be eligible for Priority Registration.  Priority Registration is important because it allows students to register early for their desired courses and schedule. 

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The Education Benefits Certification Process