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Office of Veterans Affairs

Office of Veterans Affairs

Special Announcement

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the Office of Veteran Affairs will continue to answer all questions and process all benefits via email at as long as the crisis continues.  All documents that need to be submitted should be scanned and emailed to us from your student email account, not a personal email account.

A recent VA Press Release(opens in new window) announced that President Trump signed into law S. 3503 which will ensure current benefit levels continue through Dec. 21 or until in-person classes resume.

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Helping veterans, reservists/guard/active duty service members and dependents receive their educational benefits.

This website 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

Veterans 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.

California State University – Chico Ranked One of the Best for Vets in 2020

Military Friendly 2020

Military Friendly scored CSU, Chico 100% across the board for their military friendly benchmarks.


Military Friendly Campus

Chico State was rated in the top 15% of colleges nationwide as a military friendly institution.

Chico State Today

Who Helps the Heroes?

Chico State Veterans Seek Support Where They Always Have: From Each Other.  

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Fall and Spring Benefits Request Form

If you have already attended and received benefits at CSU Chico, open and complete the Application for Benefits (PDF). 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.


VETS Office Virtual Services
Due to COVID-19 we have ceased in-person operations.
You can contact us at:

Request for Benefits Forms
Find your benefits request forms on our forms page.


SVO Movie Night
Our SVO Vice President, Mireya, will be hosting a movie night on October 1st.  More information to follow!