Whether you are a new or returning student, the WSU VMASS team is committed to assisting you in achieving your educational goals at WSU. This page provides information on processing your initial application for VA Educational Benefits (a one-time process), completing your enrollment certification (every semester), and completing the administrative actions necessary to receive your monthly VA Educational payments (every semester).
Check out this list of VA Educational Benefits that you might be eligible for!
Decide on a specific program of study and officially apply to Washington State University.
The WSU VMASS staff will only certify enrollment in classes that are required to obtain a degree in your specific program of study.
New, or first-time, applicants meet at least one of the criteria below:
If you are applying for any VA Education Benefits, you can apply online via VONAPP.
Returning applicants meet at least one of the criteria below:
Applicants using Vocational Rehabilitation – Chapter 31
You must complete a WSU Enrollment Certification Request each semester at WSU.
If you do not submit an Enrollment Certification Request, the WSU VMASS will not certify your enrollment with the VA, and you will not receive your monthly educational benefit payment, or tuition payments as applicable based on your benefit.
Plan ahead! It can take the VA 3 to 4 weeks or more to process your benefit application and mail the Certificate of Eligibility. The VA will only provide the certificate via mail. Ensure that the address that you provide to the VA is a location that you will be at to receive mail 3 to 4 weeks from the time that you submit your application.
The WSU VMASS Team will certify your enrollment with the VA AFTER you have registered for classes only for those classes which apply towards your specific program of study.
The VA will pay your tuition approximately 5 to 9 weeks after the start of the term.
An excellent resource is the Department of Veterans Affairs Questions & Answers website. You can search archived Q&A or ask a question via email.
“GI Bill®” is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.