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TRIO Veterans Services

Veterans Student Support Services (VSSS)  


​Location: South Annex 10 across from Cravens Parking Lot
​Hours: Monday – Thursdays 8-5
Fridays 8-12
(closed on Fridays during Summer)
​Academic Assistance: Monday – Thursday 10-3
​Counseling Hours: Monday - Tuesday 9-2
​Questions: ​David DeSpain, Program Secretary at (760) 674-7791


Life after the military can be difficult to navigate, and we want to help you with your next journey: transferring to a 4 year university and earning a college degree.  Please bear in mind that not all veteran applicants to the program will be admitted.


Mission Statement

"Our primary mission is to provide full academic assistance and resources in the goal of helping all eligible veterans achieve academic success. Our goal is also to prepare student veterans to be successful in college, and to increase college retention, graduation and ultimately transfer rates.”

Student benefits:

  • FREE One on one tutoring for most subjects
  • Workshops tailored for student veterans
  • Assistance with locating & applying to scholarships & financial aid
  • Creating a Student Education Plan where every class you will take until you graduate and transfer out will be mapped out.
  • Drop in counseling (most of the time no appt needed)
  • College tours & Cultural Events
  • Assistance with filling out the FAFSA
  • Priority registration
  • Assistance with Personal Statements for admission into university
  • Instructional Specialist ready to help you with your academic need
  • Computer lab use & quiet working environment
For any questions or comments please contact:
Craig Doussett, Director of TRIO Veterans SSS
(760) 862-1398 or email to