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 at Chico State - 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. If you've never used educational benefits through the VA before, 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


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.

Veteran Graduation Celebration

Spring 2018 Veteran Graduation is scheduled for May 16, 2018 in PAC 134 at 7:00 pm. Graduates must register with the Office of Veterans’ Affairs or the Student Veteran Organization(email)  before April 20th.

Veteran Summer Orientation

The preferred Summer Orientation days for Student Veterans are June 19, 20, or 21.

In addition to the usual orientation amenities, the Office of Veterans Affairs staff and members of the Student Veterans Organization will be available on these days to assist with questions. You may attend any session at the reduced rate of $40 per student. For more information about Summer Orientation and how to register, visit the Chico State Orientation website (link).

CSU Chico Student Veteran Events