Veteran Affairs & Benefits
Spring Quarter Service Update: ctcLink is Now Live!
Students, the new ctcLink system is now live to help you better manage your college experience. Many systems, including class registration, have transitioned to ctcLink. Learn more and activate your ctcLink account today.
Students should expect delayed responses from our offices because, much like you, we are also learning how to use and navigate the new system. Thank you for your patience during this transition and please continue to contact Student Services through Virtual Assistance.
Remote Operations Update:
- The Veterans Affairs Office is actively responding to emails and phone calls; please contact the Veterans Affairs Office if you have questions or concerns.
- If you haven't already done so, please submit your Quarterly Certification Request Form via email, as soon as possible. Please contact the Veterans Office to have one sent to you.
- In order to avoid incurring an overpayment situation with the VA, it is essential that students receiving VA education benefits commence and complete attendance, submit any final projects/assignments and take any finals in their alternative class environments for Winter quarter. Those that do not are subject to being reported to the VA as not completing the enrollment period for the class(es) which may cause the VA to bill you for unearned benefits. Students in online environments such as Canvas must do more than just login, they most post work, respond to a discussion, or take a test to commence attendance.
- At this time, verification of enrollment is still being submitted to the VA is for those that have submitted their Quarterly Certification Request Forms to the Veterans Affairs Office at South. In order to help avoid a delay in your VA educational benefits, it is essential that students submit their Quarterly Certification Request to the Veterans Affairs Office at South by August 31, 2020. This can be emailed to email@example.com.
Hours: M, T, W, T 9-4:30, F 1-4:30, closed mornings for processing on Fridays
Phone: (206) 934-5811; Leave a message, we check voicemail 3 times a day and will return your call
Email is still the best way to reach the Veterans Affairs Office. Please consider emailing our office at firstname.lastname@example.org if a phone call is the more appropriate means of communication to answer your question, please leave a message at (206) 934-5811 and we will return your call as soon as possible.
Additional Information Student Should Know
Check this website often for updated information on Veteran Services.
GI Bill® and Financial Aid
Our office provides assistance regarding veteran-entitled benefits, such as, preparing VA application forms and documentation required by the Department of Veterans Affairs. We also provide assistance in documenting military training for college credit.
All veterans expecting to receive VA educational benefits should contact the Veteran Affairs office as early as possible to obtain appropriate forms and instructions. A Veterans Advising/Request for benefits form and your schedule must be turned in each quarter in order to receive benefits for that quarter.
As a veteran, you may also be eligible for a 50% tuition reduction. Basic eligibility requirements are that you need to be a Washington state resident and have received an honorable discharge which must be indicated on the DD 214. For more information please contact the Veterans Affairs office.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official US government Web site at benefits.va.gov/gibill.