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Getting started

All students receiving Veterans' benefits at SOU must be admitted to the University. If you have not already done so please start by applying to the school or contact Admissions if you have questions regarding the admissions process.

In order to receive Veterans' Educational Benefits you must be approved by Veterans' Administration.  Descriptions of VA Education Programs are available at  http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/index.html.  If you have not already done so please visit the eBenefits Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP). Once you recieve approval from the VA to recieve Veterans' Educational Benefits, you will receive an approval letter.  Please bring or send the approval letter to the Academic Advising and Support Services office.

In order to have your Veterans' Education Benefits certified, you will need to submit a veterans' certification request each term. In order to avoid a delay in benefits, please submit the form each term as soon as you are registered for the term.

If you are not sure what degree program you wish to pursue we recommend you contact Academic Support Programs regarding the various options at SOU. Until you declare your degree program you can only receive Veterans' benefits for classes that meet requirements for all programs.

Helpful links for Veterans

eBenefits Informational Video

GI Bill Website
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA)
Oregon Partnership 888-HLP-4-VETS
Reintegration Program
U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs
W.A.V.E.

Financial Aid

Veterans Benefits

» Voyager Tuition Assistance Request (PDF)
» Voyager Program Fact Sheet (PDF)
» Veterans Course Description and Certification Form (PDF)
» Veterans Dependents Tuition Waiver (PDF)

For information regarding certification of Veterans Educational Benefits, contact April Esry, Veterans Sepcialist, in Academic Support Programs at veteransservices@sou.edu or 541-552-7102.