Benefits for Military-Connected Students

As a veteran, a current active duty member, or a dependent of the military, you may be entitled to Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, tuition reductions, or tuition assistance programs while enrolled at Shoreline Community College.

VA Certifying Officials

One of the first things you will want to do is apply for your VA education benefits.

Our VA Certifying Officials are here to help you through your application and are located in the Veteran & Military Student Services Office (FOSS Building, Room 5226). They are a great resource to guide you through the complex process of receiving your benefits – from answering questions about the various education benefits and the application and certification process to advocating on your behalf with the VA.

If your education benefits are going to be delayed, the Veteran & Military Student Services staff will work with you to process tuition payment holds and provide options for financial support during the delay.

Veterans Affairs Website

The VA website is also a great starting point and resource for determining which VA educational benefit is best for you and how to apply for it. Please refer to the Road Map for Success.

Tuition Discounts

As a military-connected student, you may also qualify for a discount on tuition up to 50% through one of the state waiver programs. Additionally, Shoreline Community College will waive 100% of tuition & fees for the children or spouse of a veteran who has died or become totally disabled in the line of duty. See the Tuition Waivers section for more information on eligibility for these tuition discounts and waivers.

Selected programs of study at Shoreline Community College are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of those eligible to receive benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, USC.


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at