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Veterans Educational Benefits at Edmonds Community College

Financial Services at Edmonds Community College provides guidance to veterans about eligibility requirements and the processes needed to access educational benefits under the Montgomery G.I. Bill. Veterans who are eligible for educational benefits may also obtain tutorial services and assistance when applying for other types of financial aid. Veterans are encouraged to apply for financial aid to access additional sources of funding. Start now to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Application Process for Veterans Educational Benefits
Here's how you start the process: call 425.640.1502 to set up an appointment with an adviser. Bring your DD form 214 Member 4 Copy, NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility), and your MGIB Kicker Information (if applicable). Eligible dependents are also required to bring birth certificates and/or marriage certificates (if applicable), and their 100% Letters.

The veteran's coordinator will go over the details of the application and certification process, as well as discuss other requirements needed to access and maintain your educational benefits. Get your Veterans Information Form here or pick up a copy at our office.

Program Requirement Sheet
Veterans are required to meet with an adviser to review degree requirements and to determine the classes needed to complete the desired program of study. A copy of this planning form, called a Program Requirement Sheet, must be submitted to the Veterans Office. Get your copy here or pick one up at Enrollment Services, first floor of Lynnwood Hall. Only classes required to finish the degree will be funded.

Transcript Evaluation
You are required to have all prior credits, both civilian and military, evaluated for transfer and application towards the degree program you'll be working on. This process must be completed by the end of the second quarter of your attendance at Edmonds Community College. Allow several weeks to complete this process. You will not be approved for funding in your third quarter if you do not complete this step.

Registration
Each quarter you are required to complete and submit to the Veterans Office the Quarterly Information Form. This ensures your benefits will continue each quarter you are enrolled. You can also pick up a copy at our office.

Academic Standards
You must maintain a 2.0 GPA, and you cannot repeat a class in which you previously received a passing grade, regardless of whether or not your veteran's benefits were used to pay for the class.

Tuition and Fee Discount
You - and your eligible dependents - may be entitled to a reduction in tuition while attending Edmonds Community College. This is available to all veterans and their eligible dependents who are Washington state residents and who were honorably discharged. This is a separate benefit from educational benefits under the Montgomery G.I. Bill. If you wish to take advantage of this discount, bring your DD form 214 Member 4 Copy at the time of registration. Eligible dependents must also bring a veteran's DD214 and 100% letter and, if applicable, a death certificate. Dependents may be eligible for a 100% waiver of tuition if the veteran was 100% disabled while in active service.