15 Military Friendly Colleges in Washington

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Military Friendly Colleges in Washington

Funding for Military Friendly Colleges in Washington

There are many military friendly colleges in Washington. According to the VA, in 2017, 203 Washington schools got Post 9/11 GI bill funds for over 18,400 students totaling over $117 million dollars.

There are six active programs offering benefits for veterans’ education. If eligible, all of these may be used to help fund a college education.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • All Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program (MGIB-AD)
  • Educational Assistance for Members of the Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)
  • Post Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)

 

The most-used benefit program is the Post 9/11 GI Bill. At Washington colleges, 84% of the beneficiaries used the Post 9/11 GI Bill to help fund their education.

Military Program# of 2017 veterans eaRNING aid at Washington colleges
Post 9 / 1118,216
MGIB – AD296
MIGB – SR615
REAP2
DEA2,504
VEAP0

 

15 Military Friendly Colleges in Washington

These 15 military friendly colleges in Washington are listed based on the total amount of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits awarded in the 2017 / 2018 school year. All of the data cited from the National Center for Education Statistics. Many of these schools take part in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, the colleges and the VA pay the tuition and mandatory fees not paid for by the GI Bill.

1University of Washington-Seattle Campus
1400 NE Campus Parkway | Seattle, WA 98195


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $11.42M

University of Washington (UW) Seattle Campus is the first military friendly college in Washington on our list. It has over 820 students who get GI Bill benefits. The UW has a long history of educating veterans, active duty military, and military dependent students. And, you could get involved in Student Veteran Life. This group was founded by student veterans, for student veterans, and helps with the college transition. 

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 97%. And, the rate for part time students is 67%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,971
Grad: $21,875

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 453
Grad: 316

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 95%
Part Time: 82%

2 Washington State University
French Administration Building | Pullman, WA 99164


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $6.18M

Washington State University (WSU) offers priority registration for classes at WSU during Fall and Spring semesters. (This benefit is for veterans, active duty members, reservists, National Guard members, and spouses.) And, don’t forget to stop by the WSU Veterans Center. This is a place to get help or hang out with fellow veteran students.

WSU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The school offers up $650 per year for up to 21 students at the Pullman campus.  At the Tri-Cities campus, 3 students are eligible for up to $650 per year. And, 6 students at the Vancouver campus may get up to $650 per year.

Veterans may get transfer credit for military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 80%. And, the rate for part time students is 52%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,237
Grad: $11,314

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 569
Grad: 82

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 79%
Part Time: 53%

 

3 Saint Martin’s University
5000 Abbey Way SE | Lacey, WA 98508


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $4.82M

Saint Martin’s University (SMU) has supported the military community for more than 40 years. The Veterans Center provides support, resources and community. And, the SMU Vet’s Club offers veterans ways to get involved and work on common goals.

SMU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of students an unlimited max contribution per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 82%. And, the rate for part time students is 20%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $16,834
Grad: $12,726

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 255
Grad: 42

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 78%
Part Time: 50%

4 University of Washington-Tacoma Campus


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $4.23M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,428
Grad: $12,943

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 367
Grad: 60

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 80%
Part Time: 70%

5 Seattle University
900 Broadway | Seattle, WA 98122


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $3.96M

Seattle University is home to a veterans’ community with many ways to get help. These include the Outreach Center, SU Veterans Community (SUVC) student club, School Certifying Officials, VA Work-study, and VetCorp Navigator.

Seattle U participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 120 undergrad students up to $14,000 per year. 50 grad students get up to $5,000 per year. And, 10 doctoral students get up to $10,000 per year.

Veterans may be eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 78%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $19,588
Grad: $15,095

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 130
Grad: 94

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 88%
Part Time: 11%

6 Seattle Pacific University
3307 3rd Ave West | Seattle, WA 98119


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $3.14M

Seattle Pacific University (SPU) has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families.

Plus, SPU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers an unlimited number of undergrad students up to $12,500 each, per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 100%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $27,847
Grad: $16,872

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 104
Grad: 15

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 81%
Part Time: 17%

7 Western Washington University
516 High St | Bellingham, WA 98225


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $2.51M

Western Washington University (WWU) is another military friendly college in Washington. They are a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). It has a dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families. Also, the school has a recognized student veteran organization.

WWU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 12 undergrad students an unlimited max contribution per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 83%. And, the rate for part time students is 50%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,944
Grad: $3,528

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 356
Grad: 13

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 82%
Part Time: 63%

8 Eastern Washington University
526 5th St | Cheney, WA 99004


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $2.32M

Eastern Washington University (EWU) has an award-winning Veterans Resource Center (VRC). This VRC is the largest of its kind in the northwest, and helps military students transition to student life. Plus, there’s a lounge, study area, and computer lab.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 77%. And, the rate for part time students is 57%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $6,537
Grad: $8,974

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 319
Grad: 27

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 70%
Part Time: 53%

9 University of Washington-Bothell Campus


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.93M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $9,971
Grad: $12,398

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 169
Grad: 20

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 83%
Part Time: 81%

10 Everett Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.62M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $3,363
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 484
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 64%
Part Time: 57%

11 Pierce College-Puyallup


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.38M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $3,088
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 449
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 51%
Part Time: 36%

12 South Puget Sound Community College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.15M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $2,850
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 405
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 67%
Part Time: 47%

13 DigiPen Institute of Technology


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.07M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $22,325
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 48
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 80%
Part Time: 75%

14 Bates Technical College


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $1.06M

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $4,421
Grad: N/A

# of Students Earning 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Undergrad: 242
Grad: N/A

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 67%
Part Time: 65%

15 The Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW | Olympia, WA 98505


Total Post 9/11 GI Bill Sum Awarded in 2018/19: $0.99M

The Evergreen State College is the last military friendly college in Washington on our list. They also are a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). It also has a Veterans Resource Center. This is a place where military connected students can get compassionate and confidential help. And, you could join the Veterans of Evergreen Transition and Support (V.E.T.S.) group. They help raise awareness for veterans’ needs.

Evergreen participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. It offers 10 students an unlimited max contribution per year.

Veterans are eligible for transfer credit of military training. The retention rate for full time students who get military benefits is 81%. And, the rate for part time students is 33%.

Average Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Awarded

Undergrad: $7,040
Grad: $8,414

# of Students

Undergrad: 127
Grad: 12

Retention Rates For Students Who Receive Benefits

Full Time: 66%
Part Time: 29%

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