Western is a Military Friendly University

Serving Bellingham, Bremerton, Everett, Poulsbo, Port Angeles, Seattle and Online.



Special Tuition Rate for Active Duty Personnel

Active duty military personnel could be eligible for discounted tuition of $166 per credit hour for courses and programs offered through Extended Education.  Students must be formally admitted and enrolled at Western, pursuing a bachelor's degree or approved certificate program via Extended Education.  Click here to learn more about Western's Special Tuition Rate for Active Duty Personnel.

Veteran Tuition Waiver

The Veteran Tuition Waiver is for Western veteran students who have exhausted their Post 9/11 GI Bill who have studied for at least two full-time quarters at Western. While attending Western if veterans exhaust their benefits they can continue on their degree path with 100% of tuition and fees waived.  This is a one of a kind veteran tuition waiver in WA State. Learn more about this waiver here or start an application.

Credit for Military Training

Students may request evaluation of military credit by submitting the Joint Service Transcript (JST) to the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar’s Office is staffed with veterans who have served in the military and are familiar with what goes into military coursework and work to find connections to coursework here at Western. What to learn more? Email us!

Military Friendly School

Western is proud to be nationally recognized in the top 20% as a military friendly university. Click here to read more about this recognition.

Priority Registration

Priority registration is available to those who have completed their first quarter of study at Western and are pursuing their undergraduate degree. Veterans are able to enroll in classes on the first day of registration helping to secure the classes they need to graduate in a timely manner.

Dedicated Staff

The Veteran Services Office is staffed with two full time employees to help facilitate the use of VA educational benefits and assist with the transition to college from the military. A staff member is also available to offer individualized academic advising, disability resources counseling, and act as a liaison and advocate for students using military benefits. Click here to meet the staff!

It's Our Turn to Serve You!

Visit Us! In Bellingham (Old Main, Suite 280) or in Poulsbo (WWU Center, Suite 222)

Westerns Veteran Affairs office can be reached at (360) 650-3324 or Veterans.Affairs@wwu.edu