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Veterans Services

Serving Those Who Served

New Student

Welcome to Palomar College Veterans Services!

Follow these steps if you plan on using VA Educational Benefits at Palomar College:

1.) Follow Veteran New Student Checklist.

2.) Complete Veteran Student Orientation.

  • Required Forms:
    • VA Benefit Coding Request: Students must fill out this form to be coded as a Veteran in Eservices and receive priority enrollment.  Open the PDF file and fill in all red boxes.  When completed, save the file with your last name and student ID as the name (e.g. smith123456789) and email to veterans@palomar.edu with “coding request” in the subject line. 

3.) Visit the Veterans Resource Center.

How many units are considered full time?

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  16 week Session 8 week Session 6 week Session 4 week Session Pay Status Equivalent
 Units 12 6 4 3 Full Time
9 4 3 2 ¾ time
7 3 2.5 1.5 >½ time
6 2 1 1  <½ time = No BAH

 Note: Post 9/11 Education Benefit pays to the nearest 10% of the student status. For example, if you are considered ¾ time (75%) the VA will pay 80% of the full-time BAH rate.


Note: Federal privacy laws restrict the type of information we provide on the phone. We can only provide general information to students regarding their file. Parents and Spouses are reminded that we cannot provide information about the student without a written release signed by the student authorizing staff to discuss the record.

Last modified on February 26, 2020

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AB 705 requires community college districts to maximize the probability that a student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in Math and English within a one-year time frame by utilizing assessment measures that include High School performance to achieve this goal. Further information can be found at the California Community Colleges System’s Office web page:  http://www.cccco.edu/.