As a veteran, a current active duty member, or a dependent of military, you may be entitled to VA benefits, tuition reductions, or tuition assistance programs while enrolled at the UW.
One of the first things you will want to do upon your arrival to the UW campus is apply to receive your VA education benefits. The VA certifying officials are located in the Veterans Center and they are a great resource to guide you through the complex process of receiving your benefits – from answering questions about the various education benefits, the application and certification process, and advocating on your behalf with the VA. If your education benefits are going to be delayed, the Veterans Center staff will work with you to avoid late fees or registration holds and provide options for financial support during the delay.
The VA’s website is also a great starting point and resource for determining what VA educational benefit is best for you and how to apply for it! check out the Road Map for Success guide on the VA’s website.
As a Veteran you may also qualify for tuition assistance through one of the state waiver programs. If eligible, these state waivers can supplement your VA education benefit by paying the portion of tuition that is not covered by the VA. Even if you have exhausted your VA benefits, you may still qualify for a state tuition waiver of up to 50%.
Also, when you visit the Veterans Center, be sure you speak with our financial aid counselor who can assist you with applying for other various Federal, State, and institutional financial aid programs.
If you have questions along the way, please contact the Veterans Center – we are here for you.