Campus Veterans Benefits
If you are an eligible veteran or National Guard member, you may receive a 25% reduction in tuition at Edmonds College. A copy of the eligible veteran's DD-214 (member 4) is required to verify benefit status. You may submit documents to the Veterans Resource Center in Lynnwood Hall 215. For residency status, please contact Edmonds College Entry Services.
Eligible Veterans or National Guard members meet the following requirements:
- A resident of Washington.
- Active or reserve member of the military, naval forces, or National Guard called to active duty.
- Served in active federal duty under either Title 10 or Title 32 of the U.S. Code.
- Served in a war or conflict fought on foreign soil or in international waters, or served in support of those that were (serving on foreign soil or in international waters).
- If discharged, you received an honorable discharge.
Other Eligible Veterans or National Guard Members:
- A resident of Washington.
- Did not serve on foreign soil or international waters or in support of those that did.
We are required to waive all tuition and fees for a child, spouse, or domestic partner of an eligible veteran or National Guard member who:
- Became totally disabled as a result of active federal military or naval service;
- Is determined by the federal government to be a prisoner of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA); or
- Lost his or her life as a result of active federal military or naval service.
To apply for a waiver of tuition and fees as a dependent of an eligible Veteran, please submit the following documents to the Veterans Resource Center:
- 100% VA disability letter
- Marriage certificate
- Birth certificate of dependent
- Service member’s death certificate (if applicable)
NOTE: Dependents must meet waiver eligibility criteria
RCW 28B.15.621 - Tuition waivers—Veterans and national guard members—Dependents—Private institutions
The Veterans Resource Center offers the services listed below. Check out our VRC at a glance page for more information.
- VA education benefits counseling
- Academic advising and student support
- Veterans benefits information
- Computer lab
- Quiet study areas
- Lounge area
- Free food, coffee, snacks
- Employment services for veterans
- Student Veterans Association (SVA)
Priority Class Registration
If you are a student veteran, you may register for classes on the first day it becomes available for students. For more information on registration dates, check the Edmonds College Academic Calendar or look up your registration date online. You must submit a copy of their DD-214 (member 4) to receive priority registration. Active duty personnel must present a valid ID card.
Pay Resident Tuition Rates
Depending on your circumstances, you and your dependents may be eligible for resident tuition rates. In accordance with RCW 28B.15.012, Edmonds College offers resident tuition status for eligible students. Check out the information below for more information on residency requirements, visit the Edmonds College residency information page, or contact Entry Services.
- Students who have separated from the military with honorable active duty service of at least 90 days;
- Are eligible for VA education benefits;
- And, enroll at a college in Washington state within three (3) years of separation from the military
Spouses and Children of Veterans
- Current/former spouses and children of Veterans who have separated from the military with honorable active duty service of at least 90 days;
- Are eligible for VA education benefits
- And, enroll at a college in Washington state within three (3) years of the date the Veteran separated from the military
- Current/former spouses and children of a deceased member of the military who died in the line of duty are also eligible for resident tuition rates
Washington National Guard
- Current Washington National Guard members
- Current Washington National Guard members who entered service as a Washington Resident, have maintained their Washington domicile status, but are not stationed in the state
- A student who is the spouse or a dependent of a person who is on active military duty or a member of the national guard who entered service as a Washington resident and who has maintained Washington as his or her domicile but is not stationed in the state. If the person on active military duty is reassigned out-of-state, the student maintains the status as a resident student so long as the student is continuously enrolled in a degree program;
Spouses and Children of Washington National Guard members
- Spouses and dependents of Washington National Guard members
- Students must reside in the state of Washington
Delayed Tuition Payment
If you are utilizing VA education benefits, you may receive delayed tuition payment until your VA education benefits are certified for the academic quarter in which you are taking classes. This benefit allows you to register for classes early and avoid being dropped for non-payment. For new students, a DD-214 (member 4) copy, a VA Certificate of Eligibility (CoE), or a screenshot of your VA benefits application is required to place the tuition delay.
You may receive funds for breaks or "gaps" between quarters when education benefits are not paid. Application forms with eligibility requirements and rules are located on the VRC forms page.
You can receive emergency funding for short-term financial issues within the last 60 days. Contact the SSD or TRIO offices for assistance or questions about applying.