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California State University, Sacramento is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and for teacher education by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; the University is also a member of the National Council of Graduate Schools and the Western Association of Graduate Schools and is on the list of approved colleges by the American Association of University Women. Read more information about Sac State’s accreditation.

Academic Advising

The Academic Advising Center (Lassen Hall 1013) offers mandatory freshman and transfer orientation, mandatory freshman advising, and general education and graduation requirement advising for all students. The center supports students in a developmental process that helps them clarify and implement individual educational plans consistent with their skills, interests, and values.

Academic Advisors are trained to meet the standards and qualifications of Student Service professionals. For more information, please see the Classification and Qualification Standards.

If you need more information about Academic Advising, please email

Disability Access Center (DAC)

The Disability Access Center (DAC) offers a wide range of accommodation services that ensure students with disabilities have equal access and opportunity to pursue their educational goals.

If you have any questions, please email DAC at

Veterans Career Pathways Program

The Veterans Career Pathways Program (VCPP) empowers military-affiliated students with the necessary skills and resources to obtain gainful employment. The VCPP assists in developing leadership and job-savvy skills. These skills prepare the student in transitioning to the civilian workforce both during college and after graduation.

If you have any questions, please email Maria Johnson at

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office helps students gain access to aid programs such as state grants, federal grants, federal work-study, scholarships, and student and parent loans. A combination of these programs is designed to help students cover the costs of higher education.

Financial Aid Advisors are trained to meet the standards and qualifications of Student Service professionals. For more information, please see the Classification and Qualification Standards.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Service Center at

Military Readmission Policy

Readmission requests must be accompanied by a copy of military orders indicating induction or transfer date. Eight semesters of absence is the maximum that can be approved. An application and fee are required at readmission for a leave of two or more semesters.

For more information about Leave of Absence, please visit the online academic catalog.

VA Education Benefit Conditions

The following conditions to the usage of federal VA education benefits apply:

Students wishing to utilize federal VA education benefits (i.e. GI Bill®) must notify the Veterans Success Center each semester. Students are further reminded that they may qualify for and use other forms of financial aid in addition to or in place of VA education benefits. The decision to use financial aid is an important one and students are highly encouraged to visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships office for more information.

All classes must be required for the degree objective and must not have previously been successfully completed. Refer to your degree evaluation, graduate program of study, graduate student worksheet, the Academic Advising Center, and/or your department advisor to ensure all classes are applicable towards your objective. Deviations from the required classes must be approved by an appropriate individual authorized to make substitutions (i.e. department advisor, department chair, dean, etc.).

Federal law requires any changes in enrollment status that may affect VA education benefits be reported. Any changes to your class schedule (i.e. adds/drops) may have an impact on your VA education benefits. If you change your schedule, notify the Veterans Success Center as soon as possible to avoid possible retroactive loss of benefits. Unauthorized withdrawal from courses may result in retroactive loss of benefits and a potential debt to the VA and/or university.

Students placed on academic probation may continue to utilize VA education benefits for not more than two semesters. If the academic probation is carried into a third semester, the student will not be certified for VA benefits. Students that are on or facing academic probation should contact the Veterans Success Center for possible resources to improve their academic progress.

If you change your major, you must provide the Veterans Success Center with a signed copy of the Registrar's Change of Major form. If you add a second major or more than one minor, you will need to provide the Veterans Success Center with a copy of your degree evaluation obtained from the Registrar's office. Request this early as it can take several weeks to a few months for it to be generated.

If you are not rated at 100% under Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill®), your portion of the tuition and fees must be paid by the Add/Drop Deadline each semester. If you pay tuition and fees that are then covered by the GI Bill®, your refund will be processed in accordance with Sacramento State's policy and will be refunded after payment is received by the University from the VA.

To avoid possible overpayment by the VA and additional unexpected costs to the student, all federal VA education benefit users (especially Post 9/11 GI Bill® [Ch. 33]) are encouraged to keep track of their remaining entitlement. This information is sent each semester to the student by the VA and can be obtained from eBenefits or by calling (888) 442-4551. The Veteran Success Center is NOT an office of the VA and does NOT have visibility on remaining entitlement.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® will pay in-state tuition (up to the percentage at which the student is rated), provide a book stipend of approximately $42 per unit (maximum of $1,000 stipend per academic year), and provide a housing stipend based on the zip code and calculated at the E-5 with Dependents rate established by the Department of Defense.

Federal law requires the VA to be the "last payer" for tuition and fees. Ch. 33 benefit users will have financial aid (i.e. grants, loans, scholarships, etc.) specifically awarded for tuition and fees applied first towards their tuition and fee balance with the University. The VA will pay the difference up to the percentage at which the student is rated. The Veterans Success Center will report tuition to the VA at the beginning of the semester as $0.00 in order to allow applicable housing and book stipends to be paid without delay due to factoring out applicable financial aid. The final tuition amount will be reported to the VA later in the semester for payment to Sacramento State. Students may receive occasional notifications from the school that their tuition has not been paid. These can generally be disregarded provided the student has been certified to the VA and is rated at 100% under the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. For questions, students should contact the Veterans Success Center staff.