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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 Veterans Services team connects Veteran students to their educational benefits and maintains a dedication to the educational, health and wellness, and transitional needs of today’s veterans. LWTech views those who have served or are serving in the United States military and their families as a distinct, diverse population with their own experiences, culture, and viewpoints.

The mission of the Veteran Services team at LWTech is to assist military-connected students in their transition to and success in their civilian life. Military-connected students include veterans, those currently serving in the National Guard, reserves, or on active duty military service, and those whose parents, guardians, or spouses have served or are serving in the U.S. military. We are honored to serve you.

 

Get Started Today!

Follow the steps below to get started. A paper copy of these steps may be requested by emailing veterans@lwtech.edu

Step 1

Start Your Veteran Education Benefits 

Complete your VA Education Benefit Application online

  • Once approved, the VA will send you a Certificate of Eligibility. 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, connect with the Veterans Services team to learn more. 
Step 3

Take assessment test and submit official transcripts

  • The assessment test provides placement information for Math and English courses.
  • To transfer credit from a previous college or military training, request for official transcripts to be sent to Enrollment Services.
Step 4

Attend a Veteran Benefit Orientation

  • Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. on Zoom.
Step 5

Meet with an advisor to write an academic plan

  • Bring  your assessment test scores and/or previous college transcripts. 
  • Make an appointment by contacting Academic Advising.
Step 6

Apply for Financial Aid

Apply at fafsa.gov. 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.

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 vets.gov, eBenefits, or WAVE
      • For students using dependent benefits, include your sponsor's DD214
    • VA form 22-1995 (vet) or VA form 22-5495 (dependent), if you used your benefits at another school
    • DD214, copy 4
      • Optional for veterans, but may be helpful for other resource referrals
      • Required for dependents receiving Ch. 35 benefits
    • Veteran Benefit Data Sheet (obtained after attending the Veteran Benefit Orientation)
    • Academic plan
    • Veteran Enrollment Verification Form (done quarterly after registration, see #9 below)
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 educational goals!

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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.