Veteran Success Center


Allan Hancock College's Veteran Success Center provides multi-faceted assistance to prospective and enrolled student-veterans, and prospective and enrolled student-veteran dependents while also providing a welcoming and inviting environment for veterans that will aid in their transition to college. In addition, the center assists students in accessing their GI benefits, completing the admission application process, registering for classes, accessing campus resources, getting involved in leadership activities, and transitioning into the civilian work world.

Steps to Start

1) Option A - You may go to the financial aid office located in the Student Services Building  and request the Veteran Affairs Technician. 

Option B - Download the Request for Certification Form and completed it in person at the financial aid office, or printed it and then take it to the financial aid office.
Option C - You may go to the Veterans Service Office in Santa Maria, Lompoc, or  San Luis Obispo and they can assist you in completing the necessary Veteran’s Request for Certification form.
   Santa Maria Veterans OfficeVetGroup
   511 E. Lakeside Parkway Rm. 47
   Santa Maria, CA 93455
   Telephone: (805) 346-7160
   Fax: (805) 346-7158
   Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am–5:00pm
   Lompoc Veterans Office
   401 E. Cypress Ave. 
   Lompoc, CA 93436
   Phone: 805-737-7900
   Fax: 805-737-7901
   Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
   SLO County Veterans Office
   801 Grande Avenue
   San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
   Telephone: (805) 781-5766
   Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
2) Apply For Financial Aid by completing the   
    FAFSA at (Allan Hancock College Code #001111). 
    If you need assistance completing the FAFSA, please
    call the AHC Financial Aid office.


Location and Hours


Santa Maria Campus
Student Services, Building A, First Floor
1-805-922-6966 ext.3200 

Monday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

3) Complete the Admissions Application

4) Submit a DD-214 Form or current Military
    ID to the Admissions and Records office    
    for priority registration.
    Santa Maria campus
    Student Services, Building A, First Floor 
    1-805-922-6966 ext.3248
    (805) 922-3477 (fax)
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday        8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday                                             8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Friday                                                 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

5) Submit all previously attended school, college, and military transcripts to the Admission
    and Records office in Building A. 
    femvet **Military transcripts for Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and 
        Navy (active duty, reserve and veterans) can be requested  
        online at
     **The Air Force Transcript Request form may be printed from:
     **The CLEP Transcript Request form may be printed from:
6) You must submit the certification you received from the VA to the Financial Aid Office at
     the Santa Maria campus. This certification helps pay for your tuition.

7) Complete an AHC Online Orientation (via myHancock, under the Student Tab) or In-Person New Student Orientation.

8) Complete START Placement Test.
**In addition to the START Placement Test, any veteran or dependent can also place themselves in Math or English depending on their past courses using Multiple Measures.  Please consult with an academic counselor on campus for further assistance.  
Watch video about START Testing
9) Attend an Educational Planning Workshop (EPW).

10) Make a counseling appointment (must have college and military transcripts) to complete a Student Education Plan (SEP).
**Please be aware that the California College Fee Waiver MUST be completed every   
   academic school year, and the certification must be returned to Financial Aid.   
   View all veteran forms.

Congratulations! You have completed the process of getting started at Allan Hancock College. 

Contact Us

Location: Veteran Success Center, Building G -101
Telephone: 1-805-922-6966 ext.3925
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday  -  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
                      Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Veronica West LMFT - Veterans Counselor / USMC Veteran
Telephone: 1-805-922-6966 ext.3293
Yvonne Teniente-Cuello -  Dean, Student Services
Telephone: 1-805-922-6966 ext.3771

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