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Veterans Services

Washburn Tech is proud to serve those who serve our country. Whether you are a veteran, active duty member, reservist or National Guard member, our Veterans’ Certifying Official provides assistance in obtaining educational services and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Services include:

  • Credit for educational experience in the Armed Forces
  • Transfer credits accepted from other accredited colleges and universities
  • Full-time Veteran Services and financial aid staff members available
  • A variety of degree programs approved for VA educational benefits

Schedule an appointment to learn about your educational benefits, rights and responsibilities by contacting our financial aid office at 785.228.6323 or tammy.parsons@washburn.edu. You also can go to the KanVet website or to www.gibill.va.gov.


The Department of Veterans Affairs has funds available for students who are still awaiting their education benefit claim to be processed. Eligible veterans can receive up to a $3000 advance, which will be recouped from future benefit payments.

If you applied for one of VA's education programs and have not yet received your monthly benefit payment, you can request a one-time advance payment. Contact your local VA Regional Office at 1.800.827.1000 or go to www.va.gov. Washburn Tech's VA Facility Code is 11001916.