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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.

In order to receive Veterans’ Educational Benefits, you must be approved by 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’ Clerk.

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 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-SVA Scholarship

VFW “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship”

CCME Scholarships

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program

Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

Fisher House Foundation Scholarships 

Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship

Freedom Alliance Scholarship

Oregon National Guard Association Scholarship

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Other Aid


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