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


Honoring Our Veterans

Honoring Our Veterans is CSU Chico's Observance and Celebration of Veterans' Day.

Since the Campus is closed on Veterans' Day, this event will take place on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 from 2pm - 4pm in Colusa Hall on the CSU Chico Campus.

Our featured speakers include: our new University President Gayle Hutchinson, Student Veterans and Alumni Veterans. There will also be a cake cutting ceremony in honor of Veterans in attendance. This event is free and we welcome the public to attend.

Click here for a map to the Event, Parking and our Accessibility Shuttle.

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.