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.

In order to receive Veterans’ Educational Benefits, you must be approved by the Veterans’ Administration. 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 please bring or send the approval letter to the Veterans’ Clerks.

After applying to WOU and the VA there are a few forms the Veterans’ Clerk needs to have on file in order to process your benefits each term. Check your specific chapter’s page and fill out the forms appropriate for you.

If you are not sure what degree program you wish 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.

Note: 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.

We are always searching for new and unique scholarships for currently serving military, veterans, and dependents.
When we say we are a military friendly university,
we mean it!

For eligibility requirements and more information click on the scholarship. 


Raytheon Patriot Scholarship closes April 10, 2018, 11:59 pm EST

Darlene Hooley Scholarship for Oregon Veterans – April 1

2018 NBCUniversal – SVA Scholarship closes April 10, 2018, 11:59 pm EST

CCME Scholarships open from July 1 – November 1

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program – closes February 28, 2018 

Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship – open from March 5 – March 30, 2018 5:00pm CST

Scholarships for Military Children Program – closes February 16, 2018

Heroes Legacy Scholarshipcloses March 16, 2018

Tillman Scholar Program – closes March 1, 2018, 11:59 pm

Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship closes January 26, 2018 

Freedom Alliance Scholarship

Oregon National Guard Association Scholarship closes March 8, 2018

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation – open from January 1 – March 1, 2018

VFW “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” – Fall Term open from January 1 – April 30, 2018

Spring Term open from August 1 – November 15, 2018

Other Aid


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