Veteran Student Resources
NOTICE: As of October 1, 2018, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission is no longer Oregon’s State Approving Agency (SAA) for veterans education and training, so is no longer responsible for approving and monitoring postsecondary institutions and training establishments participating in veterans’ education benefits administered by the U.S Department of Veterans Affair (VA). For more information, please contact Katherine Nicholson, the VA Education Liaison Representative (ELR) at 503-412-4669 or ELR.VBAPORT@va.gov. This website will be updated at a later date.
Veteran students who wish to be assured that the college options they are considering are approved for veteran benefits can rely on the work of the State Approving Agency (SAA). The State Approving Agency (SAA) for Veterans Education Programs is responsible for granting the necessary approval needed for the Department of Veteran Affairs to pay veterans and other eligible persons their G.I Bill education benefits.
Programs Eligible for Veteran Benefits
The State Approving Agency (SAA) approves and supervises postsecondary institutions that are legally operating in Oregon, including public and private colleges, universities, community colleges, high schools, flight schools, private career schools, and apprentice and on-the-job training programs.
Other Resources for Veterans