Welcome, Veterans!

San Francisco State University Veterans Services is committed to helping current and former United States Armed Forces members, and their dependents, achieve their educational goals and successfully graduate.

Active duty service members, military veterans, dependents, and reservists planning to use their VA education benefits, or any student with questions concerning veteran benefits and advising, are encouraged to reach out to Veterans Services for guidance, forms, and information.

Remote Services Notice

The Veterans Office is currently delivering all services remotely. Please email veterans@sfsu.edu or call our office at (415) 338-2336 for assistance. San Francisco State University will remain open but most services are being delivered remotely until February 7.

Office Announcements

Winter 2022

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Permission Numbers obtained before the first day of instruction will not override closed classes.

Spring 2022

Monday, November 29. 2021 - Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.
Permission Numbers obtained before the first day of instruction will not override closed classes.

Please review the CSU policy site for information and the latest updates.

SF State Veterans and dependents can use the Student Center's Veterans Benefit portal to: 

  1. Make requests for initial veterans education benefits certification
  2. Review the status of certification requests
  3. Update classes requested for certification, or classes that already received certification
  4. Review veteran education benefit general policies

All requested documents can be submitted online through the Veterans Benefit portal.

For help using the Veterans Benefit portal, visit our student guide or login to your Student Center to get started.

Post 9/11 GI Bill Beneficiaries who pursue resident courses converted to an online modality solely due to COVID-19 will continue to receive the MHA/BAH rate for resident training.

  • The law only authorizes this special authority from December 1, 2020, to June 1 2022.

Note: Other types of changes to a student's enrollment status can affect payments.

  • Non-COVID19 related changes must still be reported per normal requirements.
  • Starting December 21, 2021: Extension of Section 2 of the Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 has been amended by extending Student Education Benefits to June 1 2022.

If you are impacted by the latest MHA rate changes, please visit the VA's benefits site for additional information and the latest updates.

Located in Burk Hall, veterans can again enjoy a coffee, watch some TV, make use of our kitchenette, and access our computer and printer services.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA can be found on the VA's official U.S. government website.

San Francisco State University bans the practice of providing commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including Tuition Assistance funds) to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.

San Francisco State University does not use high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, in-person. Nor does SF State engage in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.