Veteran Resources

Daniel E. Furtado Veterans Resource Center

West Valley College and the Veteran Outreach Team welcome all veterans and veteran dependents to utilize the Veterans Resource Center (VRC), located in the Student Development building of the Campus Center, next to the Bookstore. The VRC provides a space for veterans to study, socialize, hang out with other veterans, and access resources to enhance academic success. To start your journey at West Valley as a U.S. Military Veteran, please download the Veterans Benefit Packet and get certified through the West Valley College Admissions Office.

Veterans video

VRC Resources

  • Study lounge with computers and free printing
  • Textbook Lending Library
  • Scholarship support resources
  • Technology loans: Laptops, iPads & Graphing Calculators
  • Sonosent Software and LiveScribe pens
  • Veteran Events in the VRC and Veterans Plaza
  • Veteran Outreach Team Peer Mentors
  • Assistance with accessing other campus and community resources
  • Flight Deck - Backyard patio for special events, study breaks and socializing
  • West Valley Veterans Club VRC staff

On Campus Resources

Career Programs

Counseling Services

Counseling – Academic, career, personal, veterans, assessment testing and orientation sessions.


DESP (Disability & Educational Support Program) – Support services, mobility assistance/tram service, assessment, and classes for students with disabilities and learning difficulties.


EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) – Educational and financial support services for low-income and educationally disadvantaged students.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid – Get help with your college finances, quickly and efficiently.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services – Clinic, counseling and guidance in the areas of addiction, addiction recovery, emotional and psychological challenges, referrals and resources.

Textbook Options

  • Books for Food
  • Emergency Book Loan
  • Reserve Textbooks in Library
  • Viking Bookstore


Are you one of 140 students eligible for the TRiO Program? It is a grant West Valley receives from the U.S. Department of Education to increase our students’ chances of staying in college, graduating, and even going on to a four-year university.

Tutorial Services

In collaboration with Tutorial Service, in house VRC math tutoring will be offered three times a week. Our tutors will be tutoring daily times in the VRC.

Off Campus Resources

VA Palo Alto Health Care System

VA Palo Alto Health Care System – See additional information regarding medical, housing or counseling services

GI Bill

GI Bill Websiteoffers information on benefits

Local Veterans Center

Local Veterans Center - Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues.

Troops to College

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans Crisis Line – The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline.

last published: 2/2/18