Additional Resources

STARS helps UCSC welcome students who are military veterans and invites them to participate in a wide variety of academic and personal support services and programs. VETS peer advisers are available to assist with your transition to the campus and help you get started on your UCSC educational path. Please call the STARS VETS office at 831-459-1520 or Odessa at 831-502-7240 or email To speak with a STARS adviser, please call the main STARS Center at 831-459-2552. We look forward to meeting and speaking with you!

UC Wide Veterans Resources:

Applying to UCSC: Veterans Checklist

1.) Go to UCSC Veteran Services

2.) Complete an Online Application

3.) Apply for Financial Aid (if needed)

4.) Apply for VA Educational Benefits (if needed)

5.) Contact the UCSC Veterans Benefit Services Office and submit your Certificate of Eligibility (COE), an approved verification form, and your DD-214*

6.) Submit your Enrollment Certification Request* 

*UCSC Veteran’s Certifying Officials are Gloria Lozano and Joanne Madril at the Office of the Registrar. You may call (831) 459-2709 or (831) 459-2910 or for assistance.

The forms necessary for veteran students to receive benefits are located on the Office of the Registrar’s Forms and Petition page at