If you are a veteran, member of the Reserves or National Guard, and plan to
attend University of Western States, you may be eligible for educational
benefits through the Veterans' Administration. Benefits may also be available to
eligible spouses and/or children of veterans. Check your eligibility status by
How to apply for educational benefits at University
of Western States.
Once you have applied for your education benefits through the Veterans'
Administration, then you will bring the necessary paperwork to the university’s
Veteran's Services Coordinator.
The University of Western States is proud to support eligible veterans through
its continued participation in the
Yellow Ribbon Program
Contact Information Michelle Dodge 503-251-5710
Call 1-800-827-1000 for more information about other Veteran Benefits and
To receive education benefits you must be certified, a process that can take up
to three months. Your first step is to go to the Department of Veterans Affairs
(VA) website and apply for your federal GI Bill education benefits utilizing
their Veteran On-line
(VONAPP), applicants for Chapter 31 must meet with a US
Department of Veterans Affairs counselor.
Once a student has applied for benefits and registered for classes they will
need to submit a a copy of their approval to the Office of the Registrar. The
Office of the Registrar will then issue a Verification of Enrollment (VA Form
22-1999) via VA ONCE to inform the VA that the student is enrolled at University
of Western States and requesting education benefits.
Keep in mind that any veterans’ education benefits you receive must be reported
on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have specific
questions, please contact the US Department of Veterans Affairs' Buffalo Office
toll-free at 1-888-442-4551 or go to the US Department of Veterans Affairs web