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.
These include grants and loans. Information and application deadlines can be seen here.
Chemeketa offers tuition waivers to eligible disabled veterans or dependents of fallen military personnel.
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.
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 dependants 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.
Work study positions are not currently available in the Chemeketa Veterans' Services Office because of office structure and space limitations. The following is a list of some agencies or departments that have previously hired VA work study students. Some offices also have Websites with information.
|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|
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..