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Veterans Pirates Program

Veterans Resource Center (VRC) also provides services to veteran students through the Veterans Pirate's Program (VPP), offering ​​​personalized assistance to help achieve academic, personal, and professional goals.

Criteria for the program

  • First time college student (no degree already attained; Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degree)
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 academic units or more every semester (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022)
  • Qualify for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) - formerly known as the Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver
  • Be in good standing with Veterans Pirates Program formerly a part of Student Equity Program , if reapplying from a previous academic year.
  • Not in any other OCC student support services program (EOPS/ CARE, CalWORKs, Guardian Scholars, or programs that offer textbook/school supplies).

Direct Support Services

  • Transportation
  • Pirates Cove Food Pantry
  • Textbooks/Course Materials
  • Tech Device Loan Program
  • Calculator/Clicker Loaners 

Additional Services

  • Campus Tours
  • Workshops
  • Math Tutoring
  • Academic Advisement 
  • VRC Computer Lab (TBD)


Veterans Pirates Program Application

A complete application consists of a submitted application with a Web Schedule Bill and Financial Aid Awards page, which you can upload online.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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Student Union, Room 203

(2nd Floor)


Spring HOURS:

9:00am - 5pm  Mon-Thurs



Jonathan Jimenez