Due to COVID-19 concerns, Rio Hondo College Veterans Service Center staff are working remotely. We are sorry for any inconvenience this creates. If you need to contact the Veterans Service Center, please send an email with your name, Rio Hondo College ID Number, and a short description of your concern to email@example.com . We will do our best to respond to all emails after the College’s scheduled Spring Break from March 23-March 27. We ask for your understanding, as responses may be delayed during this challenging time. We will be monitoring our office email account and we will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.
Student Veterans will continue to receive their GI Bill benefits under S. 3503, which President Trump signed into law March 21. The law gives VA temporary authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies. This allows for continued payment of benefits even if the program has changed from resident training to online training. Thanks to the law, GI Bill students will continue receiving the same monthly housing allowance (MHA) payments they received for resident training until Dec. 21, or until the school resumes in-person classes.
Veterans Service Center Location Student Services Building – Room SS150 Contact Us Phone: (562) 463-3117
Veterans Service Center REMOTE Hours: March 30th – May 8th, 2020 (Until Further Notice)
- Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday & Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
⇒Important VA Priority Registration Dates⇐
|Term||Registration Dates for 2019-2020|
|Summer 2020||March 9th, 2020|
|Fall 2020||April 6th, 2020|
NEW SERVICE: We are very fortunate to have representatives from the East Los Angeles Vet Center every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in our Veteran Service Center. These representatives assist our veteran students with many services, including but not limited to:
- Counseling services
- Assistance in applying for VA Benefits
- Medical referrals
- Employment counseling etc.
Click here for the complete list of services and what U.S Department of Veterans Affairs Readjustment Counseling Service is about.
We are very excited about having such dedicated and knowledgeable VA representatives offering their assistance to our veterans . Please do not hesitate in taking advantage of this opportunity to speak with them.
VA WELCOME GUIDE/UPDATES
This provides tools for faculty to notify students in their courses of concerns about academic progress based on course content and expectations. It also allows faculty to send positive feedback to students who are achieving outstanding performance or to acknowledge and congratulate students who are showing improvement. Click here to get started
Take a Book/Give a Book – Please consider donating your used books to another Veteran once your class has ended.
NEW JOB POSTINGS
NEW VETERAN EVENTS
- Scientific Calculators-The VSC has purchased a limited number of scientific calculators to loan to our veteran students. If you are required to have this by your instructor, please see Marina Mendez in the VSC office.
- Supplies– We provide our veteran students with school supplies such as pencils, pens, notebooks, scantron sheets, etc.
Rio Hondo College Veterans Service Center Mission Statement:
The Veterans Service Center at Rio Hondo College is designed as a liaison between you as a veteran or dependents of a veteran and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Veterans Service Center is equipped to assist you with the appropriate forms to process your claim for educational benefits. Rio Hondo College will forward all appropriate documents concerning the application for the usage of your benefits to the VA processing center located in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
We are here to promote academic and career success for veterans and their dependents.