Welcome to OCC Veterans Services!

Our goal at OCC is to help you get there! We, along with the other valuable veteran staff on our team, serve veterans, reservists, service-persons, and spouses or dependents of veterans. Our office is primarily here to assist you with acquiring and using your VA education b​​​benefits while you achieve your educational goal, but if you find yourself in need of additional guidance or resources, please reach out to us! Whether your goal is to earn an Associate degree, Certificate of Achievement, or to transfer to a four year university, we sincerely welcome you and look forward to helping you along your journey to success!

New Students:

Review the New Student Checklist

Start Using Benefits at OCC (Benefits Briefing) 


(you will be prompted to sign into MyCoast)


Online Certification Request

Submit Online Certification Request

​For continuing students. Required each term, once registered.

If you have already been certified for the term and are reporting changes (i.e. adding or dropping a course), please use the ADD/DROP NOTIFICATION form (below) instead.


Add/Drop Notification

Submit Add/Drop Notification

For continuing students. To report changes in enrollment after classes have been initially certified for a term.


BAH/Monthly Stipend Rates

View Payment Rates (effective 8/1/23*)

Payments are issued to students on the 1st of the month for the month prior of schooling.

*Rates update 8/1 each year for CH 33/31 students. All other chapters update 10/1.

For non-standard terms, please use the chart below to determine your rate of pursuit:

Non-standard term chart2024 summer terms

If you are receiving the CH 33 rate , you must be certified in  at least one in-person course to qualify you for the in-person rates . If certified in all online courses, your payment will be calculated at the rate of 1/2 the national average (closer to about $900/month for full-time).


Veteran/Dependent Counseling Appointments:

Request an Appointment with the Veteran Counselor



(714) 432-5836


Jami Jacobi
School Certifying Official
714-432-0202 x26376


Kayden Nguyen
School Certifying Official
714-432-0202 x26645


Watson Hall, 1st Floor (Please check in with Enrollment Services window)



8am-5pm, Monday-Tuesday (Monday 1-4pm @ VRC)
9am-6pm, Wednesday-Thursday
9am-12pm, Friday (also @ VRC)


Schedule a Campus Tour with our VRC

Other Resources:

View OCC Veterans Brochure (PDF)

View the CalVet CA Veterans Resource Book

VA Monthly Verification (CH 33, 1606, 30)

Frequently Asked Questions​

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