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Military Friendly School 2016Perry Tech is a veteran-friendly campus. We value the service of veterans and are here to help you as you continue your education after serving our country. Please visit Veteran's Services in the Main Office, open Monday through Thursday from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm.

This section of the PTI website provides information on the education benefits offered to veterans and outlines the process for applying for these benefits. Helpful links to resources for veterans are also included.

If you have questions regarding education benefits for veterans or other veteran-related questions, please contact our Financial Aid & Veterans Specialist or call 509.453.0374 or 888.528.8586.

Veterans on the Perry campus are also served by a Vet Corps Navigator. The Vet Corps was created through a partnership between the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs and AmeriCorps. The Vet Corps places representatives on campuses to help veterans navigate any obstacles they may encounter while attending school. Perry’s Vet Corps Navigator Allan Locia works out of Student Services. For assistance, email Vet Corps Navigator or call 509.453.0374 or 888.528.8586.

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How to Apply for Education Benefits

Step 1

Perry Tech qualifies for all chapters of veteran’s aid. Select the links below to learn which benefit you are eligible for.

Step 2

First-time applicants of Chapter 33, 30, 32, 1606, and 1607 you can apply online with VA Form 22-1990 on VONAPP or print and complete a hard copy of VA Form 22-1990 and mail to:

VA Regional Office
P.O. Box 8888
Muskogee, OK 74402

For those applying for Chapter 35, you must complete VA Form 22-5495 online at VONAPP or print and complete a hard copy of Form 22-5495 and mail to the regional office.

For those who are transferring benefits (TOE) to their dependents under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, you must first obtain approval from the Department of Defense (DOD). Once approved, you can apply with the VA Form 22-1990e.

To receive approval, visit the Department of Defense.

If you have used veterans education benefits from Chapter 33, 30, 32, 1606, or 1607 at a previous school, you must complete a change of program or place of training Form 22-1995 online at VONAPP or print and complete a hard copy of Form 22-1995 and mail to the regional office.

If you have used Chapter 35 benefits at a previous school please complete VA Form 22-5495 online at VONNAPP or print and complete a hard copy of Form 22-5495 and mail to the regional office.

After submitting application, please print a copy of the application. It will take 3 to 4 weeks for you to receive your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) in the mail. This letter will state your months and percentage of entitlement. You will need to provide a copy to the school certifying official.

Step 3

Turn in all necessary documents to the School Certifying Official. Those documents include:

Helpful Links

If you need to verify your monthly attendance, visit Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE).

Veteran's Alliance

The Veteran’s Alliance is open to all veterans enrolled at Perry Tech. The Veteran's Alliance meets from 3:30-4 pm on the third Thursday of the month in the auditorium.

The mission of the Veteran’s Alliance is to honor our current active duty military and veterans through community service, camaraderie, and support.  The group leads local initiatives and activities that display respect and support of our active duty military and veterans. The Veteran's Alliance sponsors fund-raisers and members volunteer in the community.

There are no membership dues or fees required to participate.

If you have questions or would like more information on the Veteran’s Alliance, contact Perry’s Vet Corps Navigator.

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