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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 enrolls a number of students receiving VA educational benefits. Educational support programs available through the VA include:

Please contact the VA directly at 888.442.4551 for 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 that others have asked about benefits or to ask your own 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.

FAQS

Can VA educational benefits be used at Whitworth University?
Yes, all our programs are approved by Washington State's Approving Agency for VA benefits at Whitworth.

What benefits will I receive at Whitworth with the GI Bill ®?
The VA has a great resource for benefit information, The GI Bill Comparison Tool. Check out what your benefits will be at Whitworth.

How do veterans (or dependents) set up to use their VA benefits at Whitworth?

Please click here to see our student checklist for using benefits at Whitworth.

What other resources are available for veterans?

StudentAid.gov -
Military and student financial aid

College Navigator - Check out Whitworth University on College Navigator.

College Scorecard - Check out Whitworth University on College Scorecard.

Paying for College - Understand the financial lingo and guides associated with school.

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) - Active duty servicemembers are entitled to have their debt capped at six percent interest. "Hostile-area" veterans can have interest reduced to zero percent on qualifying loans up to 60 days.


Does Whitworth University offer a tuition discount for veterans?
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.


Does Whitworth University participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program?

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 you have questions about using your benefits at Whitworth please contact Alexis Beechinor, Whitworth's VA certifying official, at abeechinor@whitworth.edu or 509.777.3798.

 


More About Veteran Benefits
Whitworth Benefit Information Student Policies

Yellow Ribbon @ Whitworth

Military Leave Request [intranet access required]

Student Checklist [pdf]

Yellow Ribbon Application [pdf]
VA Resources Apply for VA Benefits

GI Bill ® Comparision Tool

VA Handouts & Forms

Contact Information

Whitworth VA Certifying Official Alexis Beechinor
Assistant Registrar
509.777.3798
abeechinor@whitworth.edu