Financial Aid

Veterans Benefits for Undergraduate Students

Northwest University is approved as an educational institution for the  use of VA educational benefits. Application should be made  via the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The University will make the proper certifications as to enrollment and attendance after the student has enrolled in the University.

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Veteran Affairs (VA) Links and Contact Information

VA Education Service
Muskogee, Oklahoma Regional VA Office
Toll-Free: 1-888-442-4551
8:00AM – 5:00PM Central Time Zone

Certification of Courses

The Veteran's Administration relies upon the certifying official of Northwest University to verify the courses taken by veterans as a basis for determining payment of benefits. Certification for traditional students (*College of Adult & Professional Studies students see below) is based on the following levels:

  • Full Time = 12 or more credits/semester
  • 3/4 Time = 9 to 11 credits/semester
  • 1/2 Time = 6 to 8 credits/semester
  • Less than 1/2 time = 1 to 5 credits/semester -- will receive payment towards tuition and required fees only.

Special Notes - All Academic Programs

As with all Northwest University students, those students receiving VA Education Benefits must maintain satisfactory academic progress.  Students placed on academic probation will be reported to VA.  VA offers counseling services for academic success upon request.

Students receiving VA Education Benefits must  enroll only in courses required for their major. .

Special Notes - College of Adult & Professional Studies Students

Students in the College of Adult & Professional Studies are enrolled in sequentially offered courses through their term, rather than the traditional format of four to five courses over a full term. Because of this difference, VA required that certification be made per course, versus per term. 

Veterans Who Have Not Applied for Education Benefits

VA Application: Online Application

Submit a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility to School Certifying Officer (SCO)



Veteran’s Benefit Coordinator
425-889-5232 (8:00am – 5:00pm M–F)