Veteran Resources

Campus Veteran Resources

Paying for College

There are additional financial support options available through our campus partners. You can review the sections below for more information based on your military status/eligibility.

Financial Aid

In addition to utilizing your VA educational benefits, you are also encouraged to apply for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The financial aid application will determine your eligibility for all federal, state, and institutional funding. This means you can concurrently receive and use your VA benefits and financial aid (if eligible) toward your educational expenses. More information about completing the financial aid application, student loans, and important deadlines can be found on the GRC Financial Aid webpage.

Payment Plan

Green River College offers an easy payment plan option. The Payment Plan is available to assist students in paying their tuition and fees in three (3) manageable payments, following the payment due dates listed on the website. This is a viable option for those who are waiting for their funds to arrive and/or needing to pay for their tuition/fees out of pocket. More information including how to sign up and the payment schedule can be found on the Payment Plan website.


The Green River Foundation offers over 300 scholarships each year including military-specific scholarships. Students who complete the online application may be eligible for scholarship in the following categories: program based, merit based, need based, summer completion, general scholarships, and transfer scholarships. More information including how to apply can be found on the GRC Foundation website.

Military Tuition Assistance for Active Duty Service Members

There are military tuition assistance programs offered through each branch of service. For more specific information on requirements and how to apply, please refer to your branch of service linked below:

Active-duty servicemembers using military tuition assistance receive special tuition rates and follow a specific refund procedure. More information can be found on the Active Duty Tuition/Fees website. Questions can be directed to Student Financials (


Active-duty service members receive release time to attend school full-time to obtain a certificate or finish a degree in their last six (6) months of service. For more information about this program, please directly contact Workforce (

Education Benefits for Spouse/Children

Military spouses who meet specific criteria are eligible to participate in the MyCAA Scholarship program. Spouses of service members on Active Duty, under Title 10 orders Spouses of service members with pay grades of E-1 through E-5, W-1 through W-2, O-1 through O-2.

For more information, see ‘Get Started’ on the MyCAA webpage.

Tuition Reduction (Discounts)

As a military-connected student, you may also qualify for a tuition reduction of 10% through one of the state waivers programs. Additionally, eligible dependents (spouse or child) of 100% disabled veterans or those who died as a result of military service may qualify for the 100% tuition waiver. For more information, please directly contact the Office of the Registrar (

Tuition/fees after the 10% discount: Tuition & Fees for Veterans

Military/Veteran Resident Tuition

Veterans and their spouse/child(ren) may be eligible to receive Washington State residency for tuition purposes if they meet certain requirements. Please directly contact the Office of the Registrar ( for more information on how to apply and what documents to provide.

Other Student Support

Depending on your needs, Green River College offers a variety of support/resources. Whether you are experiencing financial barriers or food insecurity or seeking tutoring or mental health support, there are on campus options/solutions available for you. We encourage our students to reach out and we can help get you connected!

GRC Student Support & Services

Community Resources

We strive to build and foster strong partnerships with community organizations to ensure all our military-connected students are supported and maximize available benefits to the fullest.

We are continuing to build and expand our partnerships with other community organizations.

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Apply For Benefits

Planning to use VA benefits to pay for college? Learn more on our Using VA Benefits page.

Using VA Benefits