Oregon State University
Veterans Connection Program

Getting Started at OSU

  1. Step One: Apply for admissions at Oregon State University
  2. Step Two: Get started using your VA educational benefits

    If benefits were received at a different institution prior to admission at Oregon State University:

  3. Step Three: Contact Veteran Services Adviser, Gus Bedwell, for VA benefits consultations. You may contact him through e-mail or by phone at (541) 737-7662.

  4. Step Four: Apply for Financial Aid

  5. Step Five: Meet with Academic Advisor within your major or program of study.

    Degree Partnership Program students

    • Using benefits to cover courses taken simultaneously at other institutions as a Degree Partner student or other status: If you are receiving benefits through OSU, we are your parent school. The other institution needs approval from the Veteran Certifying Official at OSU allowing them to certify your courses at their institution.
    • Contact your OSU advisor to get approval for the courses you plan to take in the following term.
    • Your advisor can e-mail his or her approval to the Veteran Certifying Official.
    • The email must include a statement that courses being taken apply to a degree program offered at OSU. The statement must include the course number and name of the class.
    • The Veteran Certifying Official will send a "Parent School" Letter of approval to your other institution.
    • The other institution will then be able to certify you to the VA for the specified courses.
    • The Veteran Certifying Official will then issue enrollment certification documents to the appropriate VA Regional office in order to monitor the student's satisfactory academic progress.
  6. Step Six: Utilize your VA Education Benefits

    Before making a potentially irrevocable decision on which benefit to use, consult with your Veteran Certifying Official or the Campus Veteran Service Officer first.

    Federal Education Benefits Funds Paid to Student Tuition/Fees Paid to School Book Allowance
    Chapter 30
    Montgomery GI Bill
    Yes
    No
    No
    Chapter 31
    Vocational Rehabilitation
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Chapter 32
    Vietnam Era Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
    Yes
    No
    No
    Chapter 33
    Post 9/11 GI Bill
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Chapter 35
    Dependents Education Assistance (DEA)
    Yes
    No
    No
    Chapter 1606
    Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve
    Yes
    No
    No
    Chapter 1607
    Reserve Educational Assistance Program(REAP)
    Yes
    No
    No
    Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MYCAA)
    No
    Yes
    No
    State Education Benefits Funds Paid to Student Tuition/Fees Paid to School Book Stipend
    Oregon Dependents Tuition Waiver - State Universities Only
    No
    Yes
    No
    National Guard/Reserve Voyager Program - State Universities Only
    No
    Yes
    No
    National Guard/Reserve Tuition Assistance
    No
    Yes
    No