Military and Veteran Students


The Veterans Center serves as the dedicated site for our military-connected students to gather. It is responsible for the administration of all US Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits processing and is dedicated to making the educational experience second to none for our military-connected students attending USD on a GI Bill allowance. The Veterans Center has places for meetings and study, a TV lounge for relaxing, and provides a break room area for students use. The center is managed by the Veteran Student Services Coordinator Derek Abbey, houses the VA Certifying Official, a Graduate Assistant and VA student workers. We are the central place for veteran's resources, involvement, networking and the Student Veterans Organization.

 Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in UC 225.

Our mission is to support all military-connected students as they navigate Access to higher education, work for Support as students, and Connect students to future careers after graduation.


V.A. Benefit Form for Fall 2017

**New Policy: 

The University of San Diego Military and Veterans Program is excited to process education benefits from the Veterans Administration such as the Post 9/11 GI Bill. ALL students wishing to use VA education benefits of any kind must fill out this form for each term, even if they are currently or have previously processed benefits.

Admitted and continuing students using VA education benefits submit this form to have their benefits processed each semester. (Law School and Paralegal Students do not use this form. They should contact their individual program.)

The link to the form is: USD VA Education Benefits


We promote visibility of programs for military connected students.

We are committed to helping potential students find solutions that are in their best interest considering many career paths and institutions of higher education.

We raise awareness about military connected students with campus and community partners


We provide support for military-connected students on campus

We manage the administration of educational benefits

We build community and create space for students to find belonging

We guide student development

We equip faculty and staff with knowledge to help them serve military connected students


We connect students with career opportunities

We help students prepare and plan for future careers

We coordinate events that expose companies to the benefits students have to offer