Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services

Veteran’s Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255) (

Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves. This line is available every day 24/7 and is confidential.

Cal Vet Fee Waiver

Cal Vet is a California Department of Veterans Affairs Program that waives the state tuition or fee or tuition fee (at HSU) at any UC, CSU, or Community College for spouses and dependents of service-connected Disabled or deceased veterans and must be renewed every year. 

Academic, Career, and Employment

This link will take you to the most up-to-date resources to find careers and employment that suit you. We’ll help you match the academic program to your field of interest. There are many advisors and counselors at Humboldt State University to assist with your education goals. Faculty members in every major are also advisors for that program. Contact the Administrative Assistant to set up an advisor and find out when you can meet with them.

Benefit Advising

Eligibility for VA State and Federal benefits can seem confusing. Date of separation from the service, time served, active duty status, VA disability ratings, and the school you choose to attend can all be factors in determining eligibility. We strongly recommended you contact the HSU VETS office before you apply for VA benefits.

Budget and Financial

Understanding Federal Financial Aid, Title 38 Veterans Benefits, state grants, waivers, and employment off and on-campus are important resources to afford your education. This link will provide the information you need to create a budget and estimate the time it will take for you to get your degree.

Outdoor Program

The transition from the military can be challenging. The HSU VETS Outdoor Program is based on the principles of Outward Bound: learning through experience, challenge & adventure, and a supportive environment. Join us for a week in the summer with new and continuing HSU student veterans.

Community Services

Find out about local veteran community services including the local veteran affairs offices, the veteran’s service office, and more