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

  • Be enrolled in at least 9 academic units or more at OCC during semester (Spring 2023)
  • Apply for financial aid (FAFSA)
  • Be in good standing with Veterans Pirates Program, if reapplying from a previous academic year
  • Not in any other OCC student support services program (EOPS/ CARE, CalWORKs, Guardian Scholars, or programs that offer textbook/school supplies)
A complete application consists of a submitted application with a Web Schedule Bill and Financial Aid Awards page, which you can upload online.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Academics Progress Reports are due April 14th! Submit APR 

Direct Support Services

  • Textbooks/Course Materials
  • $300 Scholarship *complete program
  • Priority for Tech Device Loan Program 

Additional Services

  • Campus Tours
  • Workshops
  • Pirates Cove Food Pantry
  • Academic Advisement 
  • VRC Computer Lab