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Educational Benefits for Veterans

Santa Clara University is dedicated to making education more accessible for our nation's veterans and their dependents. We have rich history of providing educational opportunities to Veterans through undergraduate degree programs, graduate degree programs in Business, Engineering, Education & Counseling, as well as professional degrees through the School of Law and the Jesuit School of Theology.

Santa Clara University has a rich military history dating back to 1856 and through our Military Science Program that houses the ROTC Program, known as the Bronco Battalion, numerous alumni that have served the U.S. Armed forces, and current faculty & staff that have served in the Armed forces and who have family serving in the military.

SCU has a Veterans Support Coordination team that works to ensure that student veterans and other military-connected students have the resources that they need to be successful. The Registrar's Office acts as the University's liaison to SCU students and all the agencies involved with VA benefits. The University certifies enrollment for students in a degree-seeking program. In addition to accepting VA benefits, SCU can provide additional funding support through the Yellow Ribbon program and through the Ahmanson Foundation grant. 

SCU is committed to work with each individual veteran to ensure that you find the program that will be the best fit for your educational goals and aspirations. Please reach out to


To determine eligibility for benefits, the VA requires that you complete form VA22-1990. Students also can apply online on the VA Web site at . Applicants must be accepted, matriculated, and enrolled for classes before the University can certify your enrollment to the VA Processing Center.

After you have completed and submitted the form online, the Department of Veterans Affairs will send you a Certificate of Eligibility for Educational Benefits. Upon receipt of this notice, please send the copy of the VA application and the Certificate of Eligibility to the Office of the Registrar at Santa Clara University (500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053).

During the period of time that the VA is evaluating your application (four to six weeks), the Office of the Registrar will verify your enrollment and submit the necessary enrollment certification, provided that you already have registered for your courses.


The following documents must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar in order to begin the certification process:

  1. Copy of VONAPP (Veterans Online Application) *** Required by the Undergraduate Admission Office ***
  2. Certificate of Eligibility
  3. DD-214 (discharge paperwork, if applicable)


Please contact the University's certifying official for more information:
Yen Mai
Records Analyst
(408) 554-7831 and/or  

For questions about admission, please contact:

Lorenzo Gamboa
Director of Admission (Diversity, Inclusion, & Outreach)
Office of Admission
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053
(408) 554-5024 and/or