Western is a Military Friendly University

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

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Special Tuition Rate for Active Duty Personnel

Active duty military personnel eligible for an approved Military Tuition Assistance (MTA) program could be eligible for discounted tuition for undergraduate courses/programs offered through Extended Education. 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 the waiver 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. To get started:

  • Request your official transcripts to be sent to Western from military through the JST.
  • Air Force Veterans: access your transcript from the CCAF.

How to Use My Benefits

Learn more about Financial Aid resources, VA Education benefits, and required application documents. Save your last LES, two years of tax returns, and a copy of your DD-214.

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 employees to help facilitate the use of VA educational benefits and assist with the transition from the military to college. There are staff members available to act as a liaison and advocate for students using military benefits. Meet the staff!

Visit Us! In Bellingham (Wilson Library, 165) or in Poulsbo (WWU Center, Suite 222)

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