Welcome Veterans

***VA update for Post 9/11 GI Bill Beneficiaries regarding modality changes for enrollment terms due to COVID-19***

 

Based on the new law, Post 9/11 GI Bill students 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 March 1, 2020, to December 21, 2020.

 

Note: Other types of changes to the student's enrollment status may affect payments. Non COVID-19 related changes must still be reported per normal requirements.

 

Our campus remains open for necessary University operations, including our residence halls, the University Library, and other offices critical to supporting our students, faculty and staff. To further limit the spread of COVID-19 within our local community, however, effective immediately, the Veterans Services Office will be working remotely to provide services.  We want you to be aware of some options for receiving service from the Veterans Services Office. 

 

 

You can reach us by emailing, or viewing our content and updates on this site.

 

We know you may need to submit forms, documentation, or other paper documents during this period, and have identified some options to help. If you do not have access to a scanner to scan your SRA’s or any other documentation that will need a signature, we will accept a form as signed if submitted directly from your SFSU student email account. 

 

Given the temporary suspension of face-to-face classes, anyone hoping to connect with SFVA’s SFSU Student Veteran Health Program (SVHP) staff for assistance in enrolling in VA health care or other supportive services can contact us (8:30am – 5pm), at: (415) 941-8625

 

If you have symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath or have either recently returned from China or have direct exposure to others diagnosed with Novel Coronavirus Disease seek medical care right away. Contact the SFVA’s Telephone Linked Care (TLC) Line (24/7) at (800) 733-0502 and ask to speak with an Advice Nurse.

 

The SFVA Emergency Department (4150 Clement Street @ 42nd Ave, SF 94121) is open 24/7 for urgent and emergency medical and mental health issues. Additionally, the Veterans Crisis Line is available 24/7 at (800) 273-8255, Press 1 for Veterans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Updates 

Starting December 1, 2019: New implementation of the Colmery Act (Forever GI Bill), and changes to Post 9/11 GI Bill students’ MHA (Monthly Housing Allowance):

GI Bill Beneficiaries: Are you impacted by the MHA rate changes? Click this link for important updates.

 Turn in your SRA Form for Spring 2020 Registration to be certified for benefits!

Form must be downloaded, and Adobe PDF reader must be present on your computer to email the form.   If any issues, form can be emailed as an attachment to veterans@sfsu.edu  or dropped off in person at our SSB 303 office. 

For Important semester dates visit the Registrar's Dates & Deadlines page.

San Francisco State University is committed to helping current and former members of the United States Armed Forces attain their educational goals.  Current members of the military, veterans, and dependents of service-related disabled or deceased veterans are encouraged to browse this website to learn more about the application process and educational benefits at SF State.

Active duty, military veterans, dependents, and reservists planning to use their VA education benefits, or any student with questions concerning veteran benefits, should contact Veterans Services Center at (415) 338-2336 or email Ben Yang, Veteran Services Coordinator at byang@sfsu.edu.

For additional information about admissions in general, including e-brochures, campus tours and campus audio tour podcasts, please visit the Student Outreach Services website.