Veterans Resource Center (VRC) also provides services to veteran students through the Veterans Pirate's Program (VPP), offering ​​​personalized assistance to help achieve academic, personal, and professional goals. 

Criteria for the program

  • Have not received an Associates, Bachelors, or Doctorate degree from an accredited institution
  • Can not be in any other OCC student support services program (EOPS/ CARE, CalWORKs, Guardian Scholars, or programs that offer textbook/school supplies)

Funds are available on a first come, first served basis.

Eligible students will be assigned an account with the OCC Bookstore, and we will contact you via email with the details. 

*Students utilizing VRE benefits may qualify for a textbook account. Please submit the form for consideration.

**For additional financial aid resources, we strongly encourage you to submit a FAFSA for 2023-2024


    • You will receive further instructions on how to access your OCC bookstore account
    • You will receive your choice of a $50 gas/target card every month.


*A complete application consists of a submitted application with a Web Schedule Bill.

Please be sure to submit a complete application to prevent any delays.


Direct Support Services

  • Textbooks/Course Materials ($375 Max)
  • Priority for Tech Device Loan Program 

Additional Services

  • Campus Tours
  • Workshops
  • Academic Advisement 
  • VRC Computer Lab