Veterans Benefits

Veterans and enlisted military personnel may qualify for financial aid from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Part of DigiPen's Office of Financial Aid’s mission is to serve the needs of individuals eligible for Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits. Staff members are available to assist veterans, veterans' dependents, and others eligible for veterans benefits in addressing problems or answering questions regarding benefits, certification, or other matters relating to VA benefits.

The Office of Financial Aid is responsible for certifying veteran enrollment to the regional Veteran Affairs office each semester. Therefore, you must complete your registration on time and indicate that you are a VA student on your DigiPen application. You will receive your first VA educational benefit check approximately six to eight weeks after submitting your VA certification.


Eligibility for the various VA educational benefits programs is determined, in part, by your date of enlistment. In all cases, the Department of Veterans Affairs makes the final determination of eligibility.

See the individual program descriptions on the GI Bill® website for full eligibility criteria and application instructions.

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

Applying for Veterans Benefits

To apply for Veterans Benefits, contact DigiPen’s Office of Financial Aid at 425-895-4427 or by email at and we will assist you in completing this process. To ensure all paperwork is received and filed in a timely manner, we encourage you to contact the Office of Financial Aid before registering to attend DigiPen.

If you need additional assistance, please call the VA toll-free at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or visit

You may also contact the Department of Veterans Affairs:

  • Education information: (888) 442-4551
  • Other VA information: (800) 827-1000
  • VA monthly certification: (827) 823-2378
  • Website:

Veterans Programs at DigiPen

The following VA educational assistance benefits are available at DigiPen:

  • The Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Montgomery GI Bill for Active Duty and Veterans (Chapter 30)
  • Veterans Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 32)
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
  • Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)
  • Montgomery GI Bill for National Guard & Selected Reserves (Chapter 1606)

For more information about any of these programs or to apply, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 425-895-4427 or by email at, or click here to visit the GI Bill® website.

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