The federal Department of Veterans Affairs website is the best source for information about all VA Educational Benefits Programs.
Veterans may also use the Federal VA's on-line Ask Us a GI Bill Question to see answers to specific questions others have asked about benefits and/or to ask questions or call the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551).
The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs has also published a helpful Guide for Veterans Attending College.
Yes, unless planning to enroll in one of the following programs because these have not been approved for VA benefits at SU:
These two programs haven't been approved because they require attendance at the affiliated School of Teaching English as a Second Language and that institution isn't currently approved to certify students to receive VA educational benefits.
No. In Washington State some publicly funded state colleges and universities offer a tuition discount to veterans. While SU, as a private university, does not offer this discount, the Office of Student Financial Services is happy to assist veterans in utilizing any VA educational benefits they may be eligible to receive.
If the student has previously used their VA benefits at another school, they will need to submit copies of these documents:
If the student will be using their VA benefits for the first time:
No. All documents may be submitted to the attention of the “VA Certifying Official” via e-mail, regular mail or fax using the contact information found by clicking the arrow next to "Student Financial Services" in the left-hand column of this screen. Documentation can also be dropped off, in person, at the front desk in the Student Financial Services Office.
The Student Financial Services office at SU does not have this information. Instead, contact the Department of Veterans Affairs directly at 1-888-442-4551 or go to the GI Bill website.
Most VA benefits are not considered when determining a student’s eligibility for Federal and State funding. However, institutional funding may be affected. To receive the most accurate information, veterans should contact Student Financial Services at 206-220-8020 to talk with or make an appointment to meet with the VA Certifying Official.
Yes. For the 2012-13 VA year which begins on August 1, 2012, SU has signed a contract with the Veterans Administration to provide funding for 80 undergraduate and 30 graduate students through the Yellow Ribbon Program. Funding is awarded on a first come, first served basis.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about available slots or waiting list options.
Yes. A CAC reader is located in Seattle University's Office of Military Science which is located in the Cherry Street Building (behind the Shell station on 12th). Please inquire at the front desk for assistance.
A veteran cannot utilize federal Tuition Assistance benefits and certain VA Educational Benefits at the same time. Veterans should first find out if their Tuition Assistance is funded federally or by the state. Veterans whose Tuition Assistance is funded by the state should submit their paperwork to the VA Certifying Official in the Student Financial Services Office for processing.
Fill out a Military Service Leave of Absence Request.
When returning from active duty, veterans should: