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Veteran Education Benefits
Whitworth is approved for veteran training as an institution of higher education by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC). The university's academic programs of study are approved by the WSAC State Approving Agency for enrollment of persons eligible to receive educational benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, U.S. Code. Whitworth is committed to upholding and complying with the intent of Veterans Administration regulations.
Whitworth is approved for enrollment of veterans and their families eligible to receive education benefits provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The university currently has students receiving VA educational benefits. Educational support programs available through the VA include:
Please contact the VA directly at 888.442.4551 to get more information about your specific benefit options. Veterans and their families may also use the VA's online Ask Us a GI Bill Question to see answers to specific questions others have asked about benefits or to ask questions. Information about education benefits with the VA is available by going online to www.gibill.va.gov and clicking on "Apply for Benefits."
The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs has also published a helpful Guide for Veterans Attending College as a resource on starting the education benefits process.
Yes, all our programs are approved by Washington State's Approving Agency for VA benefits at Whitworth.
While we don't have tuition discount, we do offer the yellow ribbon program for eligible post 9/11 benefit students. Learn more at our yellow ribbon page.
Yes. For the 2013-2014 VA year which begins on August 1, 2013, Whitworth has signed a contract with the Veterans Administration to provide funding for 70 undergraduate and 12 graduate students through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Funding is awarded on a first come, first served basis. Learn more here.
If the student will be using their VA benefits for the first time:
- Go to the GI Bill website.
- Click on "Apply For Benefits" and complete the VONAP (Veterans Online Application).
- Note: VONAP replaces the need for the paper form 22-1990
- Once the student's application is approved by the VA, the student will receive a Certificate of Eligibility by mail. This form must be submitted to the VA Certifying Official in the Registrar's Office for certification to begin.
If the student has previously used VA Benefits at another school, please submit:
- Certificate of Eligibility
- Request for Change of Program/Place of Training
- Apply online using VONAPP to request a change in student's place of training.
If you have questions about using your benefits at Whitworth please contact Alexis Beechinor, Whitworth's VA certifying official, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509.777.3798.