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Getting Started


All students receiving Veterans’ benefits at WOU must be admitted to the University. If you have not already done so please start by applying to the school, or contact Admissions if you have questions regarding the admissions process.

If you have not already done so please complete the online application for Veterans Educational Benefits. Once you receive approval from the VA to receive Veterans Educational Benefits bring in your Certificate of Eligibility to the VA Certifying Official in the Registrars office.

If you are not sure what degree program to pursue we recommend you contact Academic Advising regarding the various options at WOU. Until you declare your degree program you can only receive Veterans’ benefits for classes that meet requirements for all programs (such as our Liberal Arts Core Curriculum; LACC requirements).

Only courses that are necessary for the students’ degree program, as indicated on the students Degree Evaluation, will be reported to the VA. If you have questions regarding how to check your Degree Evaluation, please see Degree Evaluation Instructions.

To continue receiving Veteran benefits you must electronically submit a Request for Certification each term to give us permission to use your Veteran benefits and to allow us to report information about your classes for that term to the Veterans’ Administration.

For eligibility requirements and more information click on the scholarship. 


Raytheon Patriot Scholarship closes April 10

Darlene Hooley Scholarship for Oregon Veterans – January 1 – March 1

2018 NBCUniversal – SVA Scholarship closes April 10

CCME Scholarships open from July 1 – November 1

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program – closed 

Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program 

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship – closed

Scholarships for Military Children Program – closed

Heroes Legacy Scholarshipclosed

Tillman Scholar Program – opens February 2019

Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship closes January 26

Freedom Alliance Scholarship – open now

Oregon National Guard Association Scholarship closes March 8

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation – open from January 1 – March 1

VFW “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship”  open from August 1 – November 15

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Education Assistance – opens November 1

Huebner Scholarship opens May 1

Laura W. Bush Scholarship – reopens October and closes March 15

Dolphin Scholarship Foundation – reopens October and closes March 15

Nautilus Scholarship Foundation – reopens October and closes March 15

Other Aid


Yellow Ribbon

Oregon National Guard State Tuition Assistance

Veterans’ Dependent Tuition Waiver