If you are using Post 911 (Ch. 33) GI Bill®, vocational rehab (Ch. 31) or utilizing DEA (Ch. 35) state waiver you will be receiving a book stipend. Both Ch. 33 and Ch.31 book stipends are disbursed directly from the VA to your bank account. Ch 35 book stipends are disbursed to WWU student accounts
In accordance with federal law any student with a certificate of eligibility on file awaiting VA benefit payments is not allowed to be charged late fees and interest or have a hold put on their account for non-payment.
Monthly housing stipends are zip code based and prorated based on student full-time status. Please inquire at our office for your specific benefit chapter payment calendar.
As of academic year 2018-2019, any student receiving veteran benefits or any veteran not using benefits will receive priority registration.
Any tuition based scholarship will be applied toward tuition and fees. The remainder of tuition and fees balance on the student account is what we will request to be covered by the VA.
Any person who has been called to extended military duty and is required to withdraw from the university will be given special consideration as follows:
- Withdrawal during the first third of the quarter: no credit; full refund of tuition and fees.
- Withdrawal during the second third of the quarter: receive S/U grade; one-half refund. The department concerned will determine applicability of such credit. (If arrangements for half credit with S/U grades cannot be made, student may request withdrawal and full refund.)
- Withdrawal during the last third of the quarter: receive full credit and letter grade; courses specified. Student must arrange with instructors on submission of final grades.
- A student required to withdraw during his or her final quarter before obtaining the baccalaureate degree may be granted the degree if approved by the dean of his or her college, major department, or if in teacher education, the College of Education.
- Veteran students who re-enter the university no later than one year after discharge will be guaranteed a place at Western.
- No re-entry fees will be charged to re-entering veterans who return to Western no later than one year after discharge.
Students who are called to active duty should notify the Registrar's Office immediately upon receiving orders so that assistance can be provided in making all necessary arrangements for withdrawal and full tuition refund, or in the case of late-term call-up, awarding of grades and credit.
Financial Aid created a Shopping Sheet which allows prospective students to get a good idea of what their Financial Aid award would be if they attend Western Washington University. Knowing this in advance would help veterans calculate what their living expenses would be if they attend Western.
Please visit Financial Aid’s website for more information on your own shopping sheet. It can be accessed under the award tab in Financial Aid Web4U.
The U.S. Department of Education provides a detailed description of a Shopping Sheet on their website.
If you are a veteran, on active duty or a member of the national guard or you are the dependent of one of these people, you may be eligible to be considered a resident for tuition and fee purposes. To see if you qualify you can complete this form