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  • Educational benefits, Veterans services and programs, general questions --Ligia E. Polio, Program Assistant II-Veterans Certifying Official --lpolio@hartnell.edu


Hartnell's Veterans Services Center provides personalized and caring support to Hartnell student veterans during their transition from military service to college life. We help our veterans navigate through Hartnell and provide assistance with VA educational benefits, as well as give veteran students the tools to succeed academically and personally. 

We value the skills, assets and experiences veterans bring to the Hartnell community, and are committed to helping them achieve to their educational goals. The Veterans Service Center also increases campus awareness of student veteran issues, advises the student veterans club and fosters a sense of camaraderie, community and well-being for all student veterans on campus.

Services provided include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing information on VA benefits specific to a student's situation 
  • Referring students to the appropriate campus or community resources
  • Helping students navigate the campus and all the various departments
  • Sending out invitations to social events and workshops throughout the year
  • Connecting students with other student veterans at Hartnell
  • Helping students make the transition from military to student life at Hartnell

 Veterans Benefits Update

Course Protection Guarantee under the Veteran Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Section 103:  Effective August 1, 2019, Hartnell College allows Veterans under Chapter 33, Chapter 31, and dependents under Chapter 33TOE (Transfer of Entitlement) and Fry Scholarship upon meeting matriculation requirements to remain registered in their courses without being dropped due to unpaid tuition and fees. In order to receive this benefit, students must request to use their benefits by filling out the Application for Certification Request Form and provide a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility or Authorization PO from Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation students. The certification forms are available at the Veterans Service Center in the Student Center, Room HCC-138.

It is the student’s responsibility to pay the school any remaining balance should the student register in courses that are not on his or her approved education plan, or if the student is not entitled to 100% of his or her GI Bill® benefits. Students also have the option to have any outstanding balance deducted from their Financial Aid, if available. Forever GI Bill® Housing Payment Fulfillment Act of 2018, Section 107 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Reflects Actual Housing Location Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) also known as Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) will calculate its payments based on where the student attends the majority of their classes. In the past, payment was calculated on where the school was located. This is a big change for online students receiving lower BAH payments because their school was located in an area with a lower BAH. For more information, students can go to: https://militarybenefits.info/forever-gi-bill

  • Location:  Hartnell College Center - HCC-138
  • Contact Person:  Ligia E Polio, Veterans Program Assistant II, Veterans Certifying Official
  • Phone:  (831) 755-6909
  • Email:  lpolio@hartnell.edu


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