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Veterans Student Support Services (VSSS)

​​​Life after the military can be difficult to navigate, we at TRIO Veterans Student Support Services will support you as you navigate the California Community College system, and provide academic, and career guidance to support your academic, personal, and social needs.

Mission Statement

"Our primary mission is to provide full academic assistance and resources in the goal of helping all eligible veterans achieve academic success. Our goal is also to prepare student veterans to be successful in college, and to increase college retention, graduation and ultimately transfer rates."

Now Accepting Applications!  


  • One on one tutoring for most subjects
  • Academic and Financial Literacy Workshops
  • Priority registration
  • Assistance with filling out the FASFA
  • Assistance with locating and applying to scholarships & internships
  • Creating a Student Education Plan (SEP) - We map out all your classes to graduate/transfer
  • TRiO Veterans' Counselor Academic Advising 
  • Transfer Preparation
  • College tours & information
  • Assistance with personal statements, college applications, and curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Instructional Specialist ready to help you with your academic needs
  • Academic calculators, and other academic tools every semester

TRIO Veterans SSS Hours-Palm Desert Campus


Summer 2024

Monday-Thursday                                9:00 am-4:30 pm

Friday: Offices are Closed- CAMPUS CLOSED

Counseling Services will be provided through the Veteran Resource Center


South Annex 10 across from Cravens Parking Lot

Questions, Information, or Comments:

TRiO Veterans SSS

Carrie Tate-Meyer, Director of TRiO Veterans SSS


Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday

8:00am - 4:30pm



In-Person Counselor:


9:00am - 4:00pm