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Veterans Resource Center

             Summer Hours June 1- July 30, 2020

Click Here To Schedule an e-Counseling Appointment
Click Here To AskGeneral Counseling Questions

Important Note!: Non Veteran or military affiliated students who schedule an appointment with a VRC counselor will be canceled. 


8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



Holiday: Independence day July 4, 2020


The Veterans Resource Center (VRC), located in building 21, Rm 253 provides a central entry point for active duty, reserves, veterans and their families as they transition from the military into the Grossmont College community. Staffed by a veteran program specialist and counselors the overall goal is to deliver tangible tools and services to optimize students' academic success. Separate from the campus Veteran Affairs Office (VAO), the VRC fosters a collaborative delivery of student services between such offices as Accessibility Resource Center (A.R.C.), the Assistive Technology Center, Gizmos Kitchen Food Pantry as well as other on/off campus agencies who provide services to veterans and their families. The VRC strives to provide services in three primary areas: academics, camaraderie, and wellness. 


attention! some services are currently unavailable due to COVID-19 other services are currently being offered remotely

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To schedule a counseling appointment please e-mail and please include the following in your e-mail request:

  1. First Name and Last Name
  2. Grossmont Student ID number or share if you are a prospective student
  3. Reason for your counseling appointment
  4. Preference for a zoom or phone appointment
  5. List a couple days and times you would prefer for your counseling appointment during our regular business hours Monday-Friday.
  6. The best phone number to reach you at

Counseling appointments are scheduled with a counselor for an hour and a counselor can help you to:

  • Create an education plan
  • Explore career options
  • Assist with transfer process, requirements, transfer options, etc.
  • Navigate higher education and connect you to on and off campus resources
VA Benefits

General information about:

  • VA education benefits
  • Process to get started using your VA education benefits at Grossmont College
  • How to maximize your VA education benefits

Keep in mind that the Grossmont Veteran Affairs Office (VAO) can also answer your general and more specific questions about VA benefits. Please contact for more information. 

Textbook and Calculator Loan Program

Due to COVID-19 our textbook and calculator loan programs are currently unavailable. However there are free online textbooks available until May 24, through in order to access the free online textbooks

  1. Download the Bookshelf Application
  2. Create an account using your GCCCD email which is
Computer Lab & Printing

Due to COVID-19 our computer lab located on campus in 21-253 is currently closed. We hope to be back on campus soon but in the meantime here are some technology resources:

Financial Aid/Scholarships Information and Assistance Applying

A very common misperception about Financial Aid is that you cannot use it while receiving GI Bill Benefits and that is INCORRECT. 

Students may be eligible to earn Financial Aid depending on their income, household size, GPA (minimum 2.0), completion rate (must complete over 60% of courses attempted) and previous education completed. Remember that your GI Bill income is non taxable income. However many students are not eligible for Financial Aid their first year after separating from the military because FAFSA uses the income taxes from the previous year or two years.

After your first year of separation you are more likely to be eligible and can speak to the financial aid office about an adjustment of income. Brenda Gates is the Financial Aid Liaison for Veteran Students.

When in doubt apply for Financial Aid, the application is free and can allow you more financial freedom to focus on your academics instead of trying to work to make extra income when you should be spending your time studying.

After applying for financial follow the following steps to see your eligibility:

  1. Check your application status on your webadvisor account under Grossmont Financial Aid 
  2. Submit appropriate forms requested available in the Grossmont Financial Aid website
  3. Check back on your webadvisor account your financial aid award and accept your financial aid award
  4. Attend classes, do well in your classes and earn your financial aid award

Types of Financial Aid (one application FAFSA determines your eligibility for the aids listed below see each one for more details or additional steps)

  • Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOG)- pays tuition fees only, does not cover student fee, health fee or books. 
  • GCCCD Promise Grant- must complete both FAFSA and Promise Pledge
  • Pell Grant- Federal Grant, typically does not have to be re-paid unlike loans see link for more details (maximum aid 6 years, must maintain minimum 2.0 GPA)
  • Cal Grant- California Grant for CA residents, typically does not have to be re-paid unlike loans must submit high school or college GPA verification (maximum aid 4 years, must meet 2.0 minimum GPA.
  • Loans- are typically not recommended but if you must and you have the option for a subsidized loan choose that option since it allows you to defer your interest.
Last Updated: 06/17/2020


Location: Bldg 21-253
Phone: (619) 644-2237

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