Western Seminary Financial Aid

Veterans Administration (VA) Benefits and Tuition Assistance (TA) Benefits

Western Seminary works with veterans and active duty armed forces personnel in the receiving of Veteran's Affairs (VA) and other educational benefits. A student’s ability to qualify for and receive these benefits is determined by the government and not Western Seminary, though a VA Certifying Official on Western staff is available to counsel students that may qualify to receive these benefits. That official will assist eligible students by certifying and tracking students’ enrollment and progress in their degree program. Students receiving these types of benefits will need to partner with their certifying official each semester to ensure full understanding and clear communication about enrollment.

If you are eligible to receive VA or U.S. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits, please follow these steps:

 

(1) Speak with the VA certifying official at the appropriate campus:

Online Campus

Ryan Hollister
503.517.1861
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Portland Campus

Ryan Hollister
503.517.1861
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San Jose Campus

Dan Ruiz
408.356.6889 x402
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Sacramento Campus

Wes Ehrhart
916.488.3720 x307
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For TA Benefits, please contact:

Katy Shaw
503.517.1888
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(2) Please research and apply for these benefits online at:

Get in Touch

Shelle Riehl
Shelle Riehl
Director of Financial Aid
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503.517.1814
Ashley Mitchell
Ashley Mitchell
Financial Aid Counselor
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503.517.1819