Veterans Services

About Veterans Services 

LWTech Veterans Services (CEVSS)Located just outside of Seattle in Kirkland, Washington, Lake Washington Institute of Technology's (LWTech) Veteran Services includes the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success (CEVSS) and Financial Aid. The supportive staff connects Veteran students to their educational benefits. The Veterans Services team is dedicated to the educational, health and wellness, and transitional needs of today’s veterans. If needed, CEVSS connects veterans to Federal, State, and County resources (i.e. housing, counseling, and employment services). We are more than a center of learning; we prepare our students for what lies beyond.

Get Your VA Education Benefits & Get Started Today!

Step 1

Get Your Veteran Education Benefits Started

Complete your VA Education Benefit Application online

  • Once approved, the VA will send you a Certificate of Eligibility (please submit a copy to the School Certifying Official). Education claims may take up to 30 days to be processed. You may contact the VA at (888) 442-4551 for more information.
  • Complete VA form 22-1995 (veterans) or VA form 22-5490 (dependents) if you've used your benefits at a different institution
Step 2

Apply for Admissions at LWTech

  • Connect with our Admission Coach to get started!
  • Veterans may receive a 25% discount on tuition if they meet residency requirements, and so choose to submit your DD-214 (copy 4) indicating an "Honarable Discharge" to Enrollment Services (not needed if tuition fully covered by the VA)

A coach is standing by to speak with you today!

During our remote operations in April 2020[BROKEN LINK], the Admission Coach office is excited to continue serving students. We will be offering individual appointments by phone or web conference with our Admission Coach. Please contact our Admission Coach to schedule your individual appointment. We look forward to making this time as simple and seamless as possible.

(425) 739-8381

Admission coaches are available (all times are PST):
Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (campus tour); 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

During off hours, please leave us a message and we will be in touch as soon as we are back in the office.

Or we can contact you. Just tell us when and a little bit about yourself. 

Step 3

Take assessment test and submit official transcripts

  • The assessment test provides placement information for Math and English courses and may be required for some technical classes or programs.
  • To transfer credit from a previous college or military training, request official transcripts and either bring them in a SEALED envelope or have them sent to Enrollment Services.
Step 4

Attend a Veteran Benefit Orientation

  • Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. on Zoom


Step 5

Make an appointment with an advisor to write an academic plan

  • Bring  your assessment test scores and/or previous college transcripts (unofficial OK)
  • Make an appointment by contacting Academic Advising at (425) 739-8300 or online on their webpage
Step 6

Apply for Financial Aid

Apply at If you need help with your application, please see the Financial Aid webpage for current help sessions.

  • Veterans may receive financial aid as well as GI Bill® Education Benefits
  • See more information at our Financial Aid webpage
Step 7

Submit all paperwork to the School Certifying Official

  • Submit paperwork online using our Document Submission portal
    • Certificate of Eligibility OR Entitlement Balance from, eBenefits, or WAVE
      • For students using dependent benefits, include your parent or spouse's DD214
    • VA form 22-1995 (vet) or VA form 22-5495 (dependent), if you used your benefits at another school
    • DD214 of veteran, copy 4
      • Optional for veterans, but may be helpful for other resource referrals
      • Required for dependents receiving Ch. 35 benefits
    • Veteran Benefit Data Sheet (after attending the New Student Orientation)
    • Academic plan
Step 8

Attend a New Student Orientation

See the New Student Orientation webpage for current session times

Step 9

Register for classes

You are now on your way towards the successful completion of your degree or certificate!

Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Services (CEVSS)

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at