Financial Aid Resources

In addition to benefits received under the various Chapters of the GI Bill (30, 31, 35, 1606 & 1607), students who are eligible for VA educational benefits may also be eligible for federal financial aid and scholarships.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

These include grants and loans. Information and application deadlines can be seen here.

Tuition Waivers

Chemeketa offers tuition waivers to eligible disabled veterans or dependents of fallen military personnel.

Chemeketa Scholars Program

Did you graduate from a local high school with a 3.5 GPA or better prior to entering the military? If so, you may qualify for the Chemeketa Scholars program and receive two years of free tuition.

Veteran Work Study Program

If you are a full-time or 3/4 time student in a college degree program, or a vocational or professional program, you may apply for the VA's Student Work-Study Allowance Program. Work study positions are available to veterans and dependents in several agencies and offices in the community. Locations must be approved by the VA and services performed vary, but must be veteran related. The work study allowance is equal to the applicable State or Federal hourly minimum wage, whichever is greater.

The following is a list of some agencies or departments that have previously hired VA work study students. Some offices also have information about VA Work Studies on their website.

Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs 503.273.2085 or 1.800.692.9666
Oregon Employment Department 503.947.1394
Oregon Military Department 503.584.3980
Salem Vet Center 503.362.9911

ODVA: Oregon Educational Aid for Veterans

The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) provides educational benefits for pursuit of approved courses of training. For benefit amounts, eligibility requirements, and information on how to apply for this program, please visit the ODVA website.

The State Educational Aid program cannot be used at the same time a veteran is receiving any monetary benefit that results from military service..

For More Information

If you would like additional information, please contact us at 503.399.5004 or via e-mail. You may also fax us at 503.399.3908.