The purpose of this section is to:
The WSU Office of Veterans Affairs is committed to assisting you in achieving your educational goals at WSU. Please feel free to contact us at (509) 335‑1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with all VA programs and WSU related inquiries.
Determine what VA Educational benefit Program (i.e. "Chapter") you are eligible for.
Decide on a specific program of study and officially apply to Washington State University.
The WSU VA Office will only certify enrollment in classes that are required to obtain a degree in your specific program of study.
Meet one, or more, of the criteria below:
If you are applying for Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill) you can apply online via VONAPP (preferred method) or you can complete a hard copy VA Form 22-1990 (if using your own benefit) or a VA Form 22-1990e (if using a transferred Post 9/11 GI Bill) and fax or mail to the VA Regional Office in Muskogee, OK.
Note: If you are transferring benefits to your dependents under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, you must first obtain Department of Defense (DOD) Approval before you submit the VA Form 22-1990e to the VA. To obtain DOD approval please visit Transfer of Entitlement (TEB).
If you are applying for Chapters 30 or 1606 you can submit an application online via VONAPP or you can complete a hard copy VA Form 22-1990 and fax or mail to the VA Regional Office in Muskogee, OK.
You must complete the VA Form 22-5490 online on VONAPP or download the VA Form 22-5490 and mail it to the VA Regional Office in Muskogee, OK.
Meet one or more of the criteria below:
You must complete the VA Form 22-1995 and mail, fax, or deliver the Form to the WSU VA Office. In addition to the VA Form 22-1995 please also provide a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA.
You must complete the VA Form 22-5495 and mail, fax, or deliver the Form to the WSU VA Office. In addition to the VA Form 22-1995 please also provide a Certificate of Eligibility from the VA.
Note: If you previously attended WSU-Pullman and received VA Educational Benefits, but your last date of attendance was more than a year ago, you need to submit a VA Form 22-1995 or 22-5495 (as applicable) to the WSU VA Office.
Note: For enrollment certification purposes your class schedule will be evaluated against the program of study you selected on your original application (22-1990 / 22-5490) or the most recent copy of the 22-1995 / 22-5495 on file. It is your responsibility to notify the VA Coordinator of changes in program. Failure to do so will result in a delay of payments.
You must complete a WSU Enrollment Certification Request prior to the start of you first semester at WSU; as well as prior to each subsequent semester or term that you wish to use a VA benefit.
Note: If you do not submit an Enrollment Certification Request the WSU VA Office will not certify your enrollment with the VA, and you will not receive your monthly educational benefit payment, or tuition payments as applicable based on your benefit.
Provide the WSU Office of Veterans Affairs a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility.
Note: The WSU Office of Veterans Affairs will not report your enrollment to the VA prior to receiving a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility.
Note: Please plan ahead. It can take the VA 3 to 4 weeks or more to process your benefit application and mail the Certificate of Eligibility. The VA will only provide the certificate via mail. Ensure that the address that you provide to the VA is a location that you will be at to receive mail 3 to 4 weeks from the time that you submit your application.
As a veteran you may be eligible for a partial tuition waiver.
Recipients of the Survivor Education Assistance Program (Chapter 35) you may be eligible for a 100% tuition waiver.
You may mail or fax your documents.
Mail or hand-deliver copies of all documents to the WSU VA Office at:
The VA Regional Office will process your enrollment application in 6 to 8 weeks (all processing times are subject to change).
Once you are registered for classes and the class list is available through the WSU Information System, the WSU VA Office will certify your enrollment with the VA for those classes which apply towards your specific program of study.
Post 9/11 GI Bill recipient: The VA will pay your tuition approximately 5 to 9 weeks after the start of the term.
An excellent resource is the Department of Veterans Affairs Questions & Answers website. You can search archived Q&A or ask a question via email.