Mesa College is a proud Military-Friendly institution, dedicated to serving our veteran, active duty military, and military dependent students as you work toward your academic goals. Find the encouragement you need to earn your degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, and enter the civilian workforce. Now is the time to further your education and training at Mesa!
Apply today and use our simple checklist for new student veterans to start applying for educational benefits, get credit for your military experience, and enroll in classes for an upcoming semester!
Veteran, Active Duty Military, or Dependent Student AdmissionsThere are several programs that help veterans, active duty service members, and their dependents pay for college. Learn about the different educational benefits programs as well as Military Tuition Assistance (MTA) to help you cover the costs of enrollment and fees.
Learn more about paying for college as a veteran studentThe Veterans Success Center (VSC) is committed to helping our military affiliated students successfully transition from military to academic life. The VSC provides educational benefits guidance, academic and psychological counseling, scholarship support, and other services. Or relax in our lounge area with coffee and snacks and connect with other members of our military-affiliated community at Mesa College. Come to the VSC in K-103!
Come to the VSC for academic counseling and speak to counselors who are trained to address the specific needs of our military-affiliated students utilizing VA Educational Benefits. Ask quick questions and receive counseling support Monday from 2 pm to 5 pm and Tuesday from 8 am to 11 am.
Learn more about academic counseling at MesaFor a comprehensive guide covering the requirements you will need to fulfill as a student veteran, please refer to the Student Veteran Handbook. Find admissions and benefits checklists, resources, and tips from previous student veterans to ensure you have the information you need to succeed as a college student.
Mesa VIP provides student veterans the benefit of gaining career-enhancing experience while providing financial incentives for successful completion of the internship program requirements. Student Veteran Learning Outcomes:
There are various scholarship opportunities available for our military-affiliated
students. Learn about the Mesa’s scholarship process and the different scholarships
to see if you qualify and earn money to help cover the costs of college.
Learn more about scholarships for veterans
Whether this is your first semester or you're a few months from graduation, the transition from the demands of military life to college can create a significant amount of stress. Our Student Health Services provide counseling and psychological services to help in your transition.
Learn more about Health Services at MesaWith a vibrant military-affiliated community, San Diego is a hub for veteran and active duty support resources and services. Find community, state, and national military-affiliated resources to help you navigate college, apply for educational benefits, access free and low-cost healthcare, and more.
Find resources for veteransRead the stories of some of our military-affiliated students and their military and educational journeys. See how they sought belonging on campus through their academic and extracurricular involvement and learn more about our military-affiliated community at Mesa.
Explore student veteran profilesServicemembers who have been deployed away from their installation during their course of studies may submit a letter requesting a late withdrawal due to military obligation with a copy of military orders or a letter from a commanding officer. This request can be submitted as soon as military orders are available or at your convenience upon return from military obligation.
Servicemembers will maintain their student status if they are unable to attend classes and/or cannot complete their coursework due to service requirements that temporarily prohibit them from doing so. All servicemembers in such circumstances will be readmitted into their program of pursuit with no penalty.