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Veterans Affairs - Initial Program Approval

Private career schools wanting to allow veterans (including eligible spouses and children) to use their GI benefits for an education program must initially apply through the Workforce Board.

Schools offering degree-granting programs at private four-year institutions, on-the-job (OJT) training and apprenticeship programs, flight schools, and certification exams must apply through the Washington Student Achievement Council.

Initial Approval Process
Initial approval for programs may involve the approval of one or more programs at a new, previously unapproved institution. It may also involve the approval of a new, previously unapproved program at a currently approved institution. While SAA approval is program specific, many of the approval criteria (e.g., probationary policy, disciplinary policy and grading system, etc.) are institutional in nature, applying to more than one program. At many schools, all or most of the currently offered programs are approved, leading us to use interchangeably the terms “institutional approval” and “program approval.” What we are actually doing is approving programs and the institutional policies that underlie them.

To Apply
Please download and complete all of the following forms. Return completed forms and required attachments via email: john.murray@wtb.wa.gov or mail to: Attn: VA Education, 128 10th Ave. SW/PO Box 43105, Olympia, WA 98504

Note: Emails may not exceed 20 MB. You may need to send some forms and attachments in separate emails.

Downloadable Forms:

High School Approval

High schools seeking approval of their diploma programs for veterans and other eligible persons under Section 3675, Title 38 must apply using the following forms:


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