Military and Veterans Program

Our Mission

The USD Military & Veterans Program provides student-focused services to all USD military-connected students, from their initial consideration of higher education (Access), through services when they are enrolled as students (Support) and in their transition to alumni status (Connect). USD MVP services enhance military and veteran students’ abilities to achieve their higher education and career goals, effectively, from a quality institution, while using their benefits as efficiently as possible.

USD MVP nurtures the academic success and personal growth of all military-connected students. We communicate the value that our military population brings to the campus and the greater community, and in turn we counter negative stereotyping.



We promote visibility of programs for military-connected students.

We are committed to helping potential students find solutions that are in their best interest. 

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 a positive 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, plan, and be successful in their new career/profession.

We coordinate events that expose companies to the best students have to offer.

V.A. Education Benefit Form

**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.)

Students must be logged into their USD email or google account to access the form and not a personal email. 

 Spring 2018: Request to Certify VA Education Benefits

*NEW Post 9/11 GI Bill users*, please have the following information ready when completing this form:
1. USD student ID#
2. A copy of your Certificate of Eligibility letter from the VA or a screenshot from outlining your benefit entitlement and eligibility.
3. Your major/degree program and start date.

For assistance, please contact Nelson Chase, our Veterans Compliance Coordinator: 

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