OSU-Cascades is committed to supporting veterans who attend our institution. We are here to assist you in making a smooth transition from military life to student life, or transition from a transfer institution to the culture of OSU-Cascades. We are dedicated to providing you with information, tools, and services that will help you be successful at OSU-Cascades.

New Students First Steps

First time receiving Veterans Benefits:

Veterans Benefits were previously received at another institution:

  • Fill out a VA Form 22-1995 Change of Place of Training Form. Send a copy to the Veteran Certifying Official, located in the OSU Registrar's Office. You advisor can send the form for you to OSU-Corvallis as well.  
  • If you are a dependent receiving Veterans Benefits (CH 35) to transfer your benefits from another institution to Oregon State University, complete and submit to the Registrars’ VA Form 22-5495. 

Requirements for Veterans Benefits for COCC courses

For OSU-Cascades student OSU is your Parent School. COCC needs approval from the Veteran Certifying Official at OSU allowing COCC to certify your COCC courses.

  • Complete the Parent School Letter Form once you have registered for your COCC courses.
  • Return the from to your advsior
  • If you change your schedule or add a course from a waitlist you will need to do another Parent School Letter form for that term

Please contact the OSU Veterans Certification Services directly with any questions about the certification process. Your academic advisor cannot check certification processes.  

Resources and Contacts

Veterans Coordinator at OSU-Cascades
Zola Nkansah
Tykeson Hall 106B
1500 SW Chandler Ave, Bend, OR 97702
Email Address: zola.nkansah@osucascades.edu
Phone Number: 541-322-2092

OSU Veterans Certification Services
Office of the Registrar
102 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331-8519
Email Address: Veterans@oregonstate.edu
Phone Number: (541) 737-4331/Fax: 541-737-8123

William Elfering
Military and Veteran Resource Advisor
541-737-7662
William.Elfering@oregonstate.edu

Additional Resources and Funding

  • OSU Institutional Tuition Remission Programs