Office of Veterans Affairs

Welcome to the CSU Chico Office of Veterans' Affairs

Our office helps veterans, reservists/Guard/active duty service members and dependents receive their educational benefits. This web site has information about the different types of VA Educational programs and instructions on how to use them at CSU Chico. There is also information about veterans resources on campus and in the community. This office is proud to help veterans and their families succeed at CSU Chico.

Getting started checklist

This is a guide for students who are planning to attend CSU Chico for the first time. It explains how to get admitted into the university and has information about other important resources on campus.

Starting your benefits

This is a guide to VA educational benefits. Start here to find out what benefits are available, what you are eligible for and how to get them started.

Military Advanced Education Top College Award








One of many awards that Chico State has received over the years as a top Military Friendly Campus.


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Office of Veterans Affairs


Veteran Graduation Celebration

Join us at the Veteran Graduation Celebration in the Performing Arts Center (PAC), Room 134, on Wednesday, May 18th, from 7pm - 8pm.  Following the Celebration, join us in congratulating our Student Veteran Graduates at a reception at the PAC Courtyard.

Veteran Orientation

Join us this Summer for Veteran Orientation on June 21st - 23rd.  Only one day of Orientation is necessary, so choose the day that corresponds with the College of your major.  This will be the first opportunity for incoming Students to sign up for classes and get all paperwork needed by the University and VA in order.  See you during Veteran Orientation!!  For more information and to sign up, click here.

Veteran Welcome Reception

The Veteran Welcome Reception will take place in BMU 203 on September 7th from 12pm - 2pm.  Everyone is encouraged to attend to welcome our new and returning Student, Faculty and Staff Veterans.  Refreshments will be provided.  This is an excellent opportunity to network with Veterans on our campus and foster a more inclusive campus community.

Fall and Spring Benefits Request Form

If you have already attended and received benefits at CSU Chico, open and complete the Application for Benefits.  Attach the completed form to an email from your CSU Chico email account and sent the completed form to:  If you have questions, please contact our office at: (530) 898-5911 or at

If this is your first semester at CSU Chico or your first semester receiving VA educational benefits, additional steps are required to activate your benefits.  Go to the Starting your Benefits on this site.

Summer and Winter Benefits Request Form

The benefit request form for Summer or Winter session can be found here.