New Vets at Oxnard College

This page outlines the application steps for new Oxnard College Veteran students who have never received VA Educational Benefits. Start the Application Process Early! The earlier you do these important steps, the better.

Step 1

Apply online for your VA Educational Benefits. Print or take a picture of your confirmation page at the end of the application---we will need the confirmation page to hold your classes when you register. The Department of Veterans Affairs can take at least 45 days to approve your benefits (and may often take longer).

Step 2

Complete the Online Application for Oxnard College during the application period as early as possible. (See the academic calendar for dates.) Note: You will first be guided to create a username and password for the California Community College District. Complete information there and this will lead to a secondary application to Oxnard College. 

Step 3

If you are service-connected (i.e., receiving compensation for injuries sustained during military service or while enlisted), apply to the Educational Assistance Center (EAC) for academic services such as extended time on exams or audiobooks. If you have any questions about the EAC, reach out to Leo Orange, the Program Coordinator of the EAC and Veterans Resource Center, at 805-678-5030.

Step 4

Apply online for financial aid by submitting the FAFSA application. The FAFSA and VA Educational Benefits are completely separate programs, and one does not affect or determine the other. For financial aid questions, please call Edlin Marquez in the Financial Aid Department at (805) 678-5828.

Step 5

Set up your student portal via the link emailed to you after applying to college.

Step 6

Complete online orientation in the student portal by clicking on the Student Support link on the sidebar menu, then clicking on Student Orientation-OC.

Step 7

Discuss math and English placement with a counselor or provide unofficial transcripts if prior math and/or English college courses have been completed.

Step 8

Make an appointment to meet your Veterans Counselor for academic advising, educational plan, and program approval form by calling (805) 678-5845. If you are a veteran who is service connected or receiving compensation from VA for injuries sustained in service, please fill out an EAC application to meet with a counselor

Step 9

Obtain the certificate of eligibility for your chapter through your or ebenefits websites. Submit your certificate of eligibility to us via this secure submission link.

Step 10

Submit your DD214 to us via this secure submission link.

Step 11

Obtain your joint service transcript.