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Veteran Success Center

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Welcome Military Connected Students!

IMPORTANT: Remember to complete all steps including online orientation.

Allan Hancock College's Veteran Success Center assists prospective and enrolled student veterans, active duty,  or dependents of veterans in utilizing education benefits, completing the admission application process, registering for classes, accessing campus resources, getting involved in leadership activities, and transitioning into civilian life. In addition, the center also offers connections to mental health and health services, computer access, learning assistance information, and access to tutoring. Ask about our Veteran Success Center garden and VA Work Study opportunities to learn about different ways to get involved! 

Book a Counseling Appointment


The VA will not approve courses that are not part of a Student Education Plan. A counseling appointment is required to obtain a Comprehensive Student Education Plan. Students newly enrolled, returning from 2 semesters prior, or students wishing to change their major are recommended to see a counselor regularly to prevent delays in receiving benefits. 

NOTE: The VSC Specialist is NOT able to create a Comprehensive Student Education Plan. An appointment with a counselor is REQUIRED.  

The counseling center can provide an education plan for you to submit for our education benefits. Any of the counselors can assist with this. Several of the counselors have worked directly in the Veteran Success Center, including David Hernandez, Cecelia Teniente, Ben Britten, and Carissa Perales. 

Community Resources

Veterans Connect
CALVET Resource Book
CalTAP Resource Information

Benefit Inquiries

Santa Barbara County Veteran Service Officer

888-GIBill-1 (888-442-4551)

Contact VA directly online

Hours, Locations, and Contact Information

Santa Maria
800 South College Drive
Building A, Room 4o4 
Monday, Tuesday 0800-1800
Wednesday, Thursday 0800-1630
Friday 0800-1600

(805)922-6966 x 3925

Lompoc Valley Center
One Hancock Drive
Building One, Room 102K
Tuesday 0900-1200 

(805)922-6966 x 3084

Email us

Admissions & Enrollment to Allan Hancock College

Ordering Transcripts

NOTE: Allan Hancock College cannot accept unofficial transcripts or transcripts hand delivered.

Request official military transcripts to be sent to the Allan Hancock College Admissions and Records Office via the following sites: 
Air Force: Complete the USAF Transcript Request Form and mail it to the address shown on the form. 
Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy:  Submit your request electronically(Note: if you get the message "Your connection is not private", click on the link that says "ADVANCED"  and then click on "proceed to") 
Click on Advanced, and then click on Proceed


for high school and previous college. Most records can be found at Parchment.
Each transcript must be requested to be sent to "Allan Hancock College" through the website. If you need additional assistance, please contact Admissions and Records at 805-922-6966 x 3248. 

Chapter Requirements for Military Benefit Certification at Allan Hancock College 

Please contact the Education Center located on your military installation

Active Duty Air Force may access more information here:

Active Duty spouses may access more information here: MySECO

Benefits are determined under various plans.

More information can be found here:

CalVet Fee Waiver Information

For dependents: Dependents may use the CalVet Fee Waiver concurrent with Chapter 35 benefits. 

For spouses: Spouses may use the CalVet Fee Waiver or Chapter 35, but not concurrently. 

The CalVet Fee Waiver covers tuition and enrollment fees for the entire academic year, except the Student Health Center Fee, Student Representative Fee, and applicable material fees.  

Please contact Veteran Service Officer, Rhonda Murphy, at 805-346-7160. Once an application is submitted and approved, an authorization letter will be obtained. Please submit the authorization letter in person at the Santa Maria campus, or email

Once you are registered for classes, go to the Certification Request Form and sign in with your AHC email and password. Click on the "Next" box at the bottom of each page. Complete the Veterans/Dependents Request for Certification Form. For certification inquiries and/or assistance with completion, please Schedule a VSC Specialist Appointment or call 805-922-6966 x 3925. Any amendments to a class schedule will require a new certification form reflecting the most recent changes. Emails can no longer be accepted. 

Adding or dropping courses: 

Please Note: Do not make any changes to your schedule without consulting with the school certifying official or your education counselor. Keeping the school and the VA notified of any changes will prevent under/over payment and unnecessary financial hardship.