Veterans Services

Information and assistance are available to all veterans, active duty members, spouses and dependents at each campus. Students intending to receive Veterans Administration (VA) educational assistance should coordinate with the office on their campus and present a certification of eligibility issued from the Department of Veteran's Services in order to qualify for benefits.

Spokane Community College
Veterans One-Stop
Workforce Transitions and Career Services
Lair Student Center, Building 6, Room 0112
Spokane Falls Community College
Veterans Resource Center
Library, Building 2, Room 001
509-533-3504 or 509-533-3900

Community Colleges of Spokane complies with the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 by providing in-state tuition for eligible veterans and their dependents. A veteran tuition waiver of 20% may be available to students who qualify for financial aid and have at least $500 of unmet need. A Washington State tuition and fee waiver may be available for eligible spouses and dependents of military personnel who were killed or permanently disabled while engaged in active military service.

The VA will pay solely for classes required for graduation in the student's selected field of study. Students are responsible for tuition and fees for courses not required for their degree, where credit has already been earned from a prior school or where credit has been awarded from Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), Advanced Placement, or challenge exams. Students must consult with their advisor and veteran's coordinator to make certain the courses they take fit in with their educational plan. For more information, refer to

Students must make satisfactory progress toward their degree by maintaining a quarterly 2.0 GPA. Please see the Academic Standards Policy section of the Catalog for more information.

Selected programs of study at SCC and SFCC are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of those eligible to receive benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, USC.

Community Colleges of Spokane (SCC and SFCC) does not and will not provide any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on success in securing enrollment or financial aid to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting or admissions activities or in making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.

Priority Registration

Community Colleges of Spokane offers priority registration to veterans, active duty members and their spouses. Priority registration dates for currently enrolled student veterans are as follows:

Spokane Community College

Summer 2018 5/7/2018
Fall 2018 5/7/2018
Winter 2019 10/22/2018
Spring 2019 2/4/2019
Summer 2019 5/6/2019
Fall 2019 5/6/2019
Winter 2020 10/28/2019
Spring 2020 2/10/2020
Summer 2020 5/11/2020
Fall 2020 5/11/2020

Spokane Falls Community College

Summer 2018 5/11/2018
Fall 2018 5/11/2018
Winter 2019 10/26/2018
Spring 2019 2/8/2019
Summer 2019 5/10/2019
Fall 2019 5/10/2019
Winter 2020 11/1/2019
Spring 2020 2/14/2020
Summer 2020 5/15/2020
Fall 2020 5/15/2020

Pending Payment Compliance

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. This school will not:

  • Prevent the student's enrollment;
  • Assess a late penalty to;
  • Require student secure alternative or additional funding;
  • Deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class;
  • Provide written request to be certified;
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.