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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 785.670.3360 or april.sidesinger@washburn.edu. You also can go to the KanVet website or to www.gibill.va.gov.


GI Bill®

As a veteran, you and your family are eligible for educational benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill® and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program and the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. 

Washburn Tech can help you navigate your military education benefit, including applying for benefits, providing information, and serving as a liaison between you and the VA Regional Processing Office. Our dedicated staff members are here for you!

GI Bill® Application

Apply for your GI Bill® benefits using the Veterans On-line Application (VONAPP)

For ease of completing the application, have the following information available:

  • Personal information, including Social Security number
  • Bank Routing number
  • Bank Account number
  • Physical Address: Washburn Tech, 5724 Huntoon St, Topeka, KS 66604
  • Facility Code: Washburn University 11001916
  • Dates of Service
  • If you have your DD214, you can upload it as part of your application

GI Bill® Information Sheets

Selected Reserve Montgomery GI Bill® - Chapter 1607Chapter 1606
Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty - Chapter 30
Survivors and Dependent Assistant - Chapter 35
Post 9/11 GI Bill® - Chapter 33 DependentsChapter 33

GI Bill® Processing

Each term, you must complete a Veteran Information Sheet and submit a copy of your eligibility letter in order for your GI Bill® education benefits to be processed. It is important to complete this form in a timely manner to ensure your benefits are not delayed. You must report to Financial Aid all changes, including change in credits, course withdrawal, incomplete grades, and change of major and address.


Veteran Information Sheet
How To Apply
W.A.V.E. for monthly verification


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.