WSU Vancouver Veteran's Affairs

Educational benefits assistance

For assistance with VA educational benefits and to speak with the university's certifying official, contact:

Krista Griffin
Veterans Coordinator

360-546-9570 (phone)
360-546-9032 (fax)
krista_griffin@vancouver.wsu.edu
varep@vancouver.wsu.edu

Student Services Center (VSSC), room 113
14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave
Vancouver, WA 98685

Office hours
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

A WSU Vancouver’s Veterans Coordinator helps students who are seeking or already receiving federal VA educational benefits. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you have fulfilled all necessary requirements to use your educational benefits at WSU Vancouver.

If you intend to use VA benefits, we urge you to familiarize yourself with those benefits by visiting the US Department of Veterans Affairs Website. Whether you are accessing your VA education benefits for the first time or transferring to WSU Vancouver after using your benefits elsewhere, we are here to help you through the process.

Benefits options, application forms and frequently asked questions

Monthly certification (WAVE)

MOAA interest-free loans and grants

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) provides interest-free loans and grants to children of former, active or retired officers, or active or retired enlisted military personnel, who are working on their first undergraduate degree at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be less than 24 years old when applying, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be attending or planning to attend an accredited two- or four-year educational institution as a full-time student. Selection is based on the student’s academic accomplishments, extracurricular activities and financial need. Students attending a military academy are not eligible. If accepted, students can receive assistance for up to five years, or until they complete their first undergraduate degree. Applications are accepted from early November until noon (EST) on March 1 of a given year. The application and more information can be found at moaa.org/education.

Department of Veterans Affairs - Federal and State

Veterans Corps Navigator

For information about community resources and advice from a fellow student, contact:

Tiffany Plous
Americorp Vet Corps Navigator

t.pruett.plous@vancouver.wsu.edu
van.vetcorps.rep@vancouver.wsu.edu

Student Services Center (VSSC), room 113
14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave
Vancouver, WA 98685

Office hours
Monday & Wednesday 9 – 10 a.m.
1 – 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Americorp Vet Corps Navigator is a current student working for Americorp to serve our students. The Vet Corps Navigator is responsible for referring veterans to resources in the community, serves as a peer mentor and does volunteer/service projects throughout the year.

Connect with other veterans at WSU Vancouver

WSU Vancouver is a Veteran Supportive Campus

Washington State University is recognized as a Veteran Supportive Campus. Click here to learn more about Veteran Supportive Campuses.

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