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OFFICE OF ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENTVeterans Student Support Services

About Veterans Student Support Services

The WSU Veterans Student Support Services (Veterans SSS) program is an initiative of the Office of Academic Engagement, funded by the US Department of Education. We work closely with WSU’s Veterans Centers across the state to support increased engagement, persistence, and graduation for our Cougs who are future graduates. Eligible students are those from low-income, first generation households and those with disabilities. Veterans SSS provides a supportive community, personalized advising, academic development, peer and professional mentoring, emergency grant aid and financial wellness, and many other means of support to ensure students are successful during and after their time in college.

Who is eligible?

Eligible Cougs meet all the following requirements:

  • US citizens or permanent residents
  • WSU students on any campus seeking a first bachelors degree
  • Current or former member of any military branch, including National Guard, reservists, and ROTC And meet at least one of the following requirements
  • Students with limited financial resources to pay for college
  • First-generation college students (neither parent/guardian has completed a bachelors degree)
  • Have a documented disability Qualified dependents are not eligible for Veterans SSS, but may seek assistance with WSU’s Veterans Centers.

Questions regarding Veterans and dependent benefits?

Choose your campus below to connect with Veterans Affairs school coordinating officials for WSU:

Veterans Student Support Services is 100 percent federally funded at $261,888 annually through the Department of Education

Apply to the Program!

Apply Here


Veterans Center

WSU Veterans Center
Tri Cities Veterans Center
Vancouver Veterans Center


Staff

Our Team


Contacts

Ali Bretthauer
Director – College Success Programs
The Commons, 2nd Floor
509-335-0232
a.bretthauer@wsu.edu