Start by applying to Fresno City College
-The process to receive your benefits can take 8-12 weeks.
***You may apply to FCC and start your benefits processing simultaneously***
All Veterans and Dependents will have to complete the FCC requirements shown below in addition to the Veteran checklist.
A. Apply to FCC:
-Apply on-line, two days later you will be emailed a student I.D. number. Click Link:
B. Complete the Online Orientation:
-Please ensure to also complete the online orientation at to create your Web Advisor, Blackboard, and Student Email accounts. A student ID Number is required to open the Student Orientation.
c. Applying for Financial Aid (optional):
-Apply on-line at https://fafsa.ed.gov/ It is recommended that you apply for the board of governors grant fee waiver which will cover tuition but is optional.
D. English & Math Placement Test:
-Not required if Math and English classes have been completed at any prior college or AP courses in high school.
-Scores are required before visiting with the Veteran counselor in step 3. These free test are administered at the FCC Assessment Center. Upcoming test & locations can be found at http://www.fresnocitycollege.edu/index.aspx?page=2402, please ensure to click on important information to know.
E. Prior College Credit Evaluation:
-Transcripts from all prior colleges must be requested by student and received at F.C.C. before the veteran may be seen by a counselor.
-Unofficial transcripts can be used to move on to step three while the official transcripts arrive.
Which education benefit will you be using?
***Please contact our office to get started right away & receive benefits advice at (559) 442-8224***
Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill
Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill
Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation
Chapter 35: Veterans Dependents
Chapter: 1606 Selected Reserves