BC Veteran Services

BC Electronic Certification Request for VA Educational Benefits

BC Certification Request

Monthly Enrollment Verification

Enrollment verification is a new requirement for Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) students to verify every month that they are still enrolled in the same courses or training that the school certified to VA. It's not about verifying that students are attending classes, but whether the student's certified enrollment has changed.

Monthly Enrollment Verification Instructions


Veteran Enrollment Steps

Bakersfield College honors and supports the sacrifices of those who have served in our Nation's military and is approved as an institution of higher learning for the training of veterans and dependents of veterans who are entitled to educational assistance. Services for Veterans include: priority registration, designated veterans counselor, and more. Because of special benefits allowed to veterans, enrollment steps are slightly different. Please see the following:

The College Financing Plan (shopping sheet) helps students compare the cost of attending college. You must apply for financial aid in order to receive an individualized college financing plan. Contact the Bakersfield College Financial Aid Office if you would like an estimated financing plan.

Sample College Financing Plan

Designated Campus Employees for Military Affiliated Students

Vernon Valenzuela Veterans Center

The 4,700 square foot building is bright and offers a place for veterans and military-affiliated students to come enjoy camaraderie, study, rest, and use of the center's amenities. Features:

  • Quiet study area
  • Tutoring
  • Dedicated Advising
  • Computer lab
  • Conference/Group Study Rooms
  • Lounge area

  • Coffee bar
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor patio area
  • Book bag storage
  • Charging stations

VRC Hours

  • Monday through Thursday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM to 12:00PM
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • Tutoring: Monday through Thursday (hours will vary, call for appointment)

Veterans Club

Our club's mission is to be a resource for all veterans that are students of Bakersfield College in order to provide information, service, and a feeling of belonging. Please stop in to inquire.


Veterans Pre-Commencement Celebration

Each year Veterans Services hosts a special Veterans Pre-Commencement Celebration for BC's Graduating Veterans. For more information, visit the Pre-Commencement information page.

Additional Veterans Resources

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