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


Adopt a Soldier!!

This Holiday Season, while you relax at home with family and friends, think about the men and women of our military who are deployed overseas. The Office of Veterans' Affairs and the Student Veteran Organization have partnered with the Adopt a Soldier Program, a local not-for-profit that provides donated Holiday Gifts to those who will not be with their families. It's easy to participate!! Click here to learn more!!

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.