Welcome Veterans

While you won't be able to visit us in person during the 2020 fall quarter, you can still reach us by email or arrange a counseling session by phone or Zoom video.

  • New students using GI Bill benefits, please contact Bertha Sanchez at sanchezbertha@fhda.edu 
  • Continuing students using GI Bill benefits, please contact Shari Pasquali at pasqualishari@fhda.edu
  • For counseling appointments, please use our online scheduler to arrange a phone or video conference
  • Please allow 24-48 hours to receive a response  

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The Veteran Services Office at De Anza College is committed to serving all veterans, service members, and their families by proving a variety of services including educational benefits and resources. We are honored to serve you and help you achieve your goals in higher education.

Mission Statement

The De Anza Veteran Services Office is dedicated to providing student-veterans and their dependents with services that support the attainment of their academic and career goals.

Steps to Enroll with VA Benefits

Apply for Admission to De Anza

  • Submit an application to De Anza College by visiting the Apply and Register webpage and clicking on "Apply Now"
  • If the CCCapply application or your Myportal login do not work as described, please fill out the A&R Help Form.

Apply for VA Educational Benefits

Order Transcripts

Complete the Assessment Process

Complete Orientation

  • Complete the new student orientation by clicking here

Apply for Financial Aid 

Meet with a Counselor

Meet with a School Certifying Official 

  • Meet with a School Certifying Official and bring the following documents:
    • Certificate of eligibility; Ebenefits status of application.
    • Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty ( DD- 214 Member 4) ; or current orders.
    • Notice of Basic Eligibility (N.O.B.E.) Reservists Only.
    • Official Transcripts (unopened)

There are two School Certifying Officials in the Veteran Services office:

  • Shari Pasquali 
  • Bertha Sanchez

Authorize Certification

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Any Questions?


The Veteran Services office has moved to the Seminar Building (SEM 3) on the west side of campus.

 SEM 3

Office Hours

8 a.m.–6 p.m. 

Campus Closed 

Like all campus offices, the Veteran Services office is operating remotely during the 2020 fall quarter. Please contact our Veteran Resource Specialists by email or use the online scheduler to arrange a phone or video meeting with one of our Veteran Resource Counselors.  

Shari Pasquali, Veteran Resource Specialist and Certifying Official: 

Bertha Sanchez, Veteran Resource Specialist and Certifying Official: 

Manija Ansari, Veteran Resource Counselor

Lan Truong, Veteran Resource Counselor

For more information on setting up benefits:

  • Follow the "Steps to Enroll with VA Benefits" on this webpage               

To authorize certification:

  • Visit our Student Forms webpage
  • Click to download the "Request for Enrollment Certification" form
  • Complete the form and return it to our office
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