Among other things, this law extends the various COVID-19 protections for GI Bill® students from December 21, 2021, to June 1, 2022. In part, this means that students who were attending a course that was converted to online training because of COVID-19 and getting paid the resident rate may continue to train online, and will continue to receive the resident housing rate until June 1, 2022.
For more information, contact the Veteran Resource Center or call the VA Education and Training Department at 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551) between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday-Friday.
Porterville 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.
To assist our veterans with their transition from the military to the classroom, Porterville College provides a Veterans Resource Center (VRC) located in the Academic Center building, room 116. The VRC is a relaxing place for student veterans to gather, meet with the veterans’ counselor, study, talk with representatives from veteran service providers, or just enjoy the camaraderie of fellow veterans on campus. In addition, the center provides a copy machine for veteran use, a study room with computers, and a lounge area to have lunch or just take a break.
Veterans are also encouraged to participate in the Student Veterans Organization (SVO). The SVO is the student club that advocates for veteran issues on campus and provides a social group setting to help veterans become successful in their adjustment to the college and civilian life. The SVO meets regularly and all veterans are encouraged to come to the meetings or join in its various activities.
The VRC is a centralized location and hub of activities for the veterans on campus. It provides a place for academic support services, camaraderie, and wellness. The services include:
The mission of the Porterville College Veterans Resource Center is to provide assistance and support to veterans and their dependents as they transition from the military to the completion of their academic goals.