Veterans getting started

Review the following checklist to learn what to do before you join the ranks.

Checklist for new students using VA benefits

1. Apply for VA education benefits

Learn more and apply today.

2. Request and provide your transcripts

Provide your Joint Service Transcript or transcript from the Community College of the Air Force as is applicable. The veterans coordinator will not process your VA benefit until this documentation is received.

3. Meet with an admissions counselor

Learn about the admissions application process and explore programs offered at WSU Vancouver.

4. Meet with the veterans coordinator.

Scan your Certificate of Eligibility and fill out the Veterans Information Sheet. Email both documents to to be entered in the Veteran and Military Affiliated student system.

5. Apply for admission to WSU Vancouver

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6. File your FAFSA

Did you know you can apply for financial aid and use VA benefits? File your FAFSA at to put extra money in your pocket.

FAFSA code for all WSU campuses is 003800.

7. Pay the $200 advance tuition deposit

Once you've been admitted, pay the $200 advance tuition deposit. Students using Chapter 31, 33 and 35 benefits may be eligible to have the deposit waived. Contact the Veterans Coordinator for more information.

8. Meet with your academic advisor

Plan and register for classes.

9. Submit the Enrollment Certification Request

Once you are registered for classes, submit the Enrollment Certification Request. This prompts the veterans coordinator to report to the VA that you are enrolled in classes. You must submit this form every term for which you are using your benefits.

10. Complete the New Student Checklist

Review next steps for new students.

11. Attend Orientation

New Coug Orientation is mandatory for all new students.