Our Veteran and Military Student Resource Center welcomes all active duty, veterans/service members, reserve and dependents, regardless of VA eligibility. College of Marin recognizes the significant value that student veterans bring to our campus and we are committed to ensuring that you receive the best possible educational experience. We invite you to stop by to learn about our available services. In addition, to counseling and assistance with your veteran’s education benefits, our resource center provides various amenities including computer/Internet access, printing, and a study area. Our resource center is committed to providing students with the tools needed to make informed decisions.
VA Benefits Registration Process at COM
To begin the registration process, you must first initiate a claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs, visit the VA web site. In order to get certified for VA education benefits, veterans service members and/or dependents attending the College of Marin must also complete a COM Veterans Packet, available in the Veteran and Military Student Resource Center, RM 202.
Priority Registration for Veterans
In recognition of the men and women that serve our nation, SB 272 grants priority registration to veterans/servicemembers attending public colleges and universities. This gives veterans the opportunity to register for classes before all other students.
Priority Parking for Veterans
A "Red" Priority Parking Placard is given to Active Duty and Veteran students with a copy of your DD-214 and with an “Honorable or General” discharge. Veterans parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additionally, current, COM parking pass fees must be paid. The pass is only valid for 5 designated parking spaces in Lot #1, the old Austin lot, and not valid for any other location on campus. The steps to obtaining the "Red" placard are:
1st come to the Veteran and Military Student Resource Center, RM 202 Student Services
2nd Present a copy of your DD214 (with an “Honorable or General” discharge) to the Veteran Resource Specialist (Marijke Gray)
3rd Current, COM parking fees must be paid
4th A “Red” placard will be issued by the Cashiers Office
Additionally, you must be a "Purple Heart" recipient to park in the only designated space painted in the distinct “purple” for a Purple Heart recipient(s) .