Veterans

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Welcome  to Veterans! We are located in the Administration & Student Services building in the Counseling Center.

Please feel free to contact us at:

Juana Rangel-Escobedo
Veteran’s Counselor
(661) 763-7748
by fax at (661) 763-7758
jescobedo@taftcollege.edu

Nichole Cook
Certifying Official
(661) 763-7790
by fax at (661) 763-7758
ncook@taftcollege.edu

Taft College is an approved institution of higher learning and training facility for veterans applying for VA benefits. Taft College provides educational support to veterans, active duty servicemen, and dependents of veterans.

Counseling Services include:

  • Assistance in selecting the appropriate Taft College major
  • Assistance in selecting VA approved courses and registration
  • Completion of an Educational Plan
  • Guidance on maximizing benefits for Taft College for graduation and transfer

Certification Services include:

  • Instructions on requesting Certification from Taft College
  • Monitoring of course enrollment and reporting of enrollment to the VA
  • Coordination with Business Services for tuition reimbursement from the VA
  • Coordination with other colleges for students who enroll at Taft College as Guest Students

Please familiarize yourself with the information links at the top. I hope that this website will provide you with all of the information you need to start receiving your VA education benefits.

After registering for classes, please submit the Online Request for Certification.

The VA Counselor & Certifying Official will verify that the courses you are registered for meet your VA approved Educational Goal, and will report your enrollment to the VA.  You will receive an email confirmation once your certification is submitted.

For questions on your certification status, please contact Nichole Cook.

For questions on beginning the Veteran enrollment process, please contact Juana Rangel-Escobedo.

We look forward to serving you at Taft College!