Located in a new building east of the 600 Building, the Veterans Affairs Office opened on March 4, 1974. The previous two-person, part-time staff was enlarged for a four-person, full-time team geared to helping veterans with housing, job placement, and peer counseling. At the time, there were 3,300 veterans enrolled at Fullerton College, up from 2,700 the previous semester. The federal government had just approved a 13.6 percent across-the-board increase in veterans’ education allowances. For single veterans that meant an increase from $220 per month to $250, and for married students, an increase from $298 to $339. One of the goals of the New Veterans Affairs Office was to speed-up education benefit programs.