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Office of Veterans Services

Get Help with VA Benefits & Other Needs

The Office of Veterans Services at North Seattle College offers a range of assistance to veterans, reservists, active duty personnel and eligible family members who receive Veteran’s Administration education benefits.

We provide help with any issues having to do with veteran status and serve as a resource for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

We also offer certification services for anyone eligible for:  Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill; Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill; Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation; Chapter 35/ Aid for Eligible Family Members and Chapter 1606/1607 Selective Reservists.

Educational Benefits

If you want to receive educational benefits through the VA, you must apply through the North Office of Veterans Services. We recommend that you apply as early as possible.  Please view step-by-step instructions on the “Veteran's Quick Start Guide” page.

If you are a veteran and a resident of Washington state, you may be eligible for a partial tuition waiver. Visit the North Office of Veterans Services for details. To use the waiver, you must see Veteran Program Manager, Gregg Tessensohn before the 10th day of the quarter.

Other Assistance

Housing: We can provide information and contacts for VA housing and home-buying programs.

Employment: Tutoring and work-study jobs are available to some veterans. Visit the office to find out more.

Healthcare: We can provide contacts and referrals for health services, mental health professionals and counseling.

Military Friendly

North Seattle College has been named a Military Friendly School every year since 2009! View all the 2017 winners here.  This honor recognizes North's commitment to providing a supportive environment for veterans, other military personnel and their families.

Army veteran and 2011 NSCgrad Chris McRae was awarded the Chancellor's Medal at the 2012 commencement ceremony at UW Bothell. Watch the video to learn more about Chris.

NSCC grad Chris McRae was awarded the Chancellor's Medal at the 2012 commencemen

By the way, this isn't the first honor for Chris. He was awarded both the Mary Gates Research Scholarship and the 2012 UW Edward Carlson Leadership Award. Chris’ presentation was “Building a Supportive Learning Community: Developing Best Practices for Veterans in Higher Education.” Chris was also selected to attend the Opportunity Nation Summit in New York.