Getting Started at OSU
- Step One: Apply for admissions at Oregon State University
Step Two: Get started using your VA educational benefits
- Apply to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for your education benefits if you have not already done so, or see Don Johnson, the Benton County Veterans Service Officer in person.
- After receiving your Certification of Eligibility, send a copy to the Veteran Certifying Official, located in the OSU Registrar's Office.
- Rights and Responsibilities Form
If benefits were received at a different institution prior to admission at Oregon State University:
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.
Step Four: Apply for Financial Aid
- You may still be eligible for other federal funds while receiving your Veteran educational benefits. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student aid (FAFSA). Oregon State University's school code is 003210.
OSU Institutional Tuition Remission Programs
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.
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 BillYesNoNo
Vietnam Era Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)YesNoNo
Post 9/11 GI BillYesYesYes
Dependents Education Assistance (DEA)YesNoNo
Montgomery GI Bill - Selected ReserveYesNoNo
Reserve Educational Assistance Program(REAP)YesNoNo
Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MYCAA)NoYesNo State Education Benefits Funds Paid to Student Tuition/Fees Paid to School Book Stipend Oregon Dependents Tuition Waiver - State Universities OnlyNoYesNo National Guard/Reserve Voyager Program - State Universities OnlyNoYesNo National Guard/Reserve Tuition AssistanceNoYesNo