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It doesn't matter whether or not you are currently serving on active duty, are a veteran, or are a family member eligible to use VA benefits, you have made sacrifices for our Nation. We will strive to support you in your academic pursuit in the same selfless manner.
Check out our Current Students brochure to get started.
For more information about our VA and Military Benefit Certifying Team and the support that they provide you throughtout the term, please visit their Veterans Page under the Office of the Registrar.
Check out the current rates.
Each academic college will accept certain credits. Please meet with your academic advisor to see how they apply in your degree program.
To petition for Military Credit to be used in place of college credits, fill out and submit the Petition for Military Credit Course Substitution Form.
Veterans' education benefits are assessed based on the student’s enrollment status (e.g., full time, three quarter time, half time, etc…). The maximum benefit is provided to those students who are enrolled full-time. The benefit provided to those with less than full-time enrollment is reduced proportionately. For additional information, please view the Education Benefit Payment Rates for your appropriate chapter of benefits.
|Full Time||12+ Credits||9+ Credits||9+ Credits|
|3/4 Time||9-11 Credits||7-8 Credits||7-8 Credits|
|1/2 Time||6-8 Credits||5-6 Credits||5-6 Credits|
|<1/2 Time||1-5 Credits||1-4 Credits||1-4 Credits|
Oregon State University offers priority registration to students using veterans' educational benefits and veterans and military members who submit appropriate documentation. More information can be found in the OSU catalog.
Veterans and dependents receiving education benefits and veterans and military members who submit appropriate documentation have priority registration in order to achieve timely program completion.
Veterans and military members who are not receiving education benefits must submit a copy of one of the following pieces of documentation to the VA and Military Benefit Certifying Team utilizing the VA/Military Benefit Intake Form to receive priority registration:
Documentation must be received no later than the end of the 2nd full week of the term to receive priority registration for the upcoming term. For fall term registration, documentation must be received by the end of the 2nd week of spring term.
You may use your VA educational benefits at up to two schools at once. This is normally done between a university and a community college, but there are some cases that you can use your benefit at two universities at once. If you are not sure, please contact the OSU Veteran Certifying Officials and ask the question.
In order to do this, you must complete a Parent School Letter every term that you have classes at both schools. Fill out the form, review it with your OSU Academic Advisor, and have them sign it. The advisor is verifying that the courses are equivalent and that they are required by your degree program. Turn in the completed form to the OSU Veteran Certifying Officials, they will take care of certifying you for your OSU courses, and will forward the form to the other school so that they can certify you there.
Requests submitted without the full contact information of the other school's certifying official will not be processed.
The Parent School Letter does not transfer your State of Oregon or OSU specific veteran connected benefits that you are using at OSU, you need to apply for them seperately at the other school if they are offered.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations dictate that a non-matriculated/non-degree student's enrollment can only be certified for a maximum of 2 terms or while the student is pending admission to a degree seeking program.
To continue receiving VA benefits after this point, a student must be admitted into a degree seeking program.
Keep in mind that federal financial aid regulations require students to be degree seeking in order to obtain financial aid through the FAFSA application.
To apply for admission as a degree seeking student, contact the Office of Admissions.
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