Getting Started

Getting Started with VA Benefits

VA School Certifying Officials are here to help you use your VA benefits.

In addition to Green River College's Getting Started process, there is an additional process you need to complete to get your VA benefits going. Below is a step-by-step guide that will help you navigate that process.

STEP 1: APPLY FOR VA BENEFITS

If you have not done so already, you will need to apply for your VA benefit.

  • For VA Education benefits (Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Post 9/11 GI Bill® Transfer of Entitlement, Montgomery GI Bill®, Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve), apply online here.
  • For Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance, apply online here.
  • For Veterans Readiness and Employment, apply online here.

Questions? Please contact the VA directly.

VA Education benefits (including Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance): 888-442-4551

VA Veterans Readiness and Employment: 800-827-1000

STEP 2: TRANSFER YOUR CREDITS

If you have earned credit at other colleges or universities, and/or through the military, the VA requires that your prior credit be evaluated towards the degree or certificate you are pursuing here at Green River. You must request official transcripts from those instiutions.

  • Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard transcripts can be requested here.
  • Air Force transcripts can be requested here.

Official transcripts should be sent to:

Office of the Registrar
12401 SE 320th St
Auburn WA 98092-3622

Please complete and submit a Transcript Evaluation Request form to the Office of the Registrar through our Secure Document Upload tool. Results of your evaluation will be posted on your student account in approximately four weeks.

Questions? Please contact the Office of the Registrar directly.

Office of the Registrar
SA-277
253-288-3383
registrarsoffice@greenriver.edu
Virtual Assistance Lobby

STEP 3: CHECK IN WITH VETERAN SERVICES

Please email veterans@greenriver.edu the following information:

  • Full name
  • Program or Certificate you are interested in - Our programs and certificates can be found here.
  • Quarter you wish to start
  • Benefit you plan to use

Please note regarding tuition and fees:

Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Post 9/11 GI Bill® Transfer of Entitlement students: We will need your Certificate of Eligiblity from the VA to place a hold on your classes so you will not be dropped while we arrange for the VA to pay for them. Please submit your Certificate of Eligibility to us through our Secure Document Upload tool. You are responsible for paying tuition and fees by the tuition due date if we do not have this document on file in our office.

Montgomery GI Bill®, Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve and Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance benefit students: you are responsible to make your tuition and fees payment when tuition and fees are due.

STEP 4: COMPLETE YOUR VETERAN SERVICES INTAKE

We will reply to your email with documents you need to review and/or fill out Please read the documents attached to the email and the body of the email, as it contains additional information and your next steps.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

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Monday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday
8 a.m - 5 p.m.
Friday
9:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday - Sunday
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Phone: 253-288-3452

Email: veterans@greenriver.edu

Location

Student Affairs and Success Center Room 225