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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
  • Cultural Events
  • 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 
  • Virtual Drop-in Counseling
  • 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 textbooks, calculators, and other academic tools every semester

TRIO Veterans SSS Hours-Palm Desert Campus

Summer 2023 Term

(Beginning June 5th)

Monday-Thursday                                8:00 am-4:30 pm

Friday                                                       CLOSED

Counseling Services

Monday-Wednesday                              9:00 am-4:00 pm


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