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Veterans Services

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You earned your Veterans benefits through service and sacrifice. This page is dedicated to information and resources to assist you in accessing those benefits and services need.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved most program offerings at Green River Community College for veterans/dependents who meet eligibility requirements under the Veterans Readjustment Act of 1966.

The following information will provide general guidelines. Please stop by or call the Veterans Services office for more specific information, as well as to determine whether you qualify to receive educational benefits and how to activate and maintain those benefits.



The Veterans Department at Green River Community College sponsors several events to honor and support veterans on campus.

GRCC's Freedom Eagle

Green River's Freedom Eagle

On June 1, 2011, The Veterans Council commissioned the “Freedom Eagle” as a way “to honor and recognize the courage and sacrifice of all who serve in our armed services."

The “Freedom Eagle” is located outside of the Holman Library and is a representation of our commitment to support students who have served to protect our freedoms.

Click here for the full story.

Education Benefits

A complete description of the educational benefits available to veterans (and their dependents, if applicable) can be obtained through the Department of Veterans Affairs Website.

A representative is available at Green River to assist veterans activate all veterans educational benefits.

How do I activate my Education benefits?

When initially applying for educational benefits, it is necessary to provide a certified copy of the Veterans DD-214 to the Veterans Office. The county courthouse can certify the DD-214 at no cost. If you are the veteran then the Department of Veterans Affairs requires the following:

  1. Your DD-214 must be submitted to Enrollment Services to have your military experience translated for college credit.
  2. Transcripts of all prior college credits also be submitted to Enrollment Services for evaluation and translation. This must be completed by the third quarter so that benefits are not interrupted.

Educational benefits are also available to eligible members of the National Guard or Selected Reserves who currently have a commitment of 6 years (or greater). A Notice of Basic Eligibility (or NOBE) needs to be requested from your unit and brought to the Veterans Services Office to start the application process. If you have any eligibility questions, call a local Reserve or National Guard Unit or call the VA toll free at (800) 827-1000.

Are there required standards?

Yes. Students receiving educational benefits must be making satisfactory progress towards and approved program of study. A VA student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in their approved program. The Green River Veterans Services Office monitors grades on a quarterly basis.

What happens if I fall below standards?

A VA student who fails to make satisfactory progress in a given quarter will be placed on probation at the end of the quarter. A VA student who fails to make satisfactory progress in two consecutive quarters will be decertified and educational benefits will be canceled.

What can I do to recertify?

The student will have to successfully complete one quarter, without benefits, earning at least a 2.0 GPA before they can be certified for educational benefits again?

What if my status changes?

The Veterans Services Office will certify a VA student one quarter at a time, based on student notification. A VA student is required to notify the Veterans Office if there are any changes to student status.

Veterans Discount

Green River offers reduced tuition to those veterans who served in Southeast or Southwest Asia. Information regarding these discounts is available in Enrollment Services.

Student Spotlight

Student Veterans further their education at Green River Community College and go on to further serve our communities.

Darcy Tylerr

Green River's Freedom Eagle

Iraq war veteran, Darcy Tyler, wants to help restore streams when she graduates from Green River.

Click on the photo to watch a short video of Darcy sharing her personal experience with Green River's Natural Resource Program.

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