SFCC

Veterans Services

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Welcome to Veterans Affairs

We are happy you have chosen SFCC!

We want you to know that the Veterans Benefits Office, located in Building 17, is here to help you meet your educational goals. Please do not hesitate to contact us at Veteransoffice@spokane.edu or visit us with questions about veteran's benefits, the enrollment process and your responsibilities while receiving GI Bill benefits.

Benefits Veterans May Receive at SFCC

Visit SFCC's Veterans Resource Center (VRC)!

Located in Building 2, Room 001, Hours: M-Th 9AM – 4PM, Fri 8:30AM - 2PM.

The VRC is the perfect place to get away from the crowds and have a quiet place to study, relax or visit with fellow veterans. Computers, comfortable couches and fresh coffee are available.

The VRC is staffed by a VetCorps member who is knowledgeable of ALL the local resources available for a veteran and their family. If you are facing eviction, utility shut-off notice, problems with faculty, staff, or students on campus, getting connected with readjustment counselors and VA healthcare – you name it and VetCorps is available for you.


What Chapter are you?

  • Chapter 30 (Regular active duty - joined 7/1/85 to present)
  • Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation – see your Voc Rehab counselor for appropriate paperwork)
  • Chapter 33 (Post 9/11)
  • Chapter 35 (Dependents - parent/spouse veteran, 100% service connected disabled or service connected death)
  • Chapter 1606 (Guard/reserve - not deployed)
  • Chapter 1607 (Guard/reserve - deployed at least 90 consecutive days or more)

Please visit us if using VA education benefits is new for you. The process to receive benefits is complicated and confusing – we are here to help guide you through the entire process. Below are steps you can complete now.

REMEMBER – Priority deadline is 30 days from the beginning of the quarter!

All paperwork needs to be completed within 30 days before the quarter begins to ensure military/veteran students will receive their benefits on time. Military/Veteran students who submit paperwork after the deadline will STILL be served, but payments from the VA will be delayed.

Please start your enrollment process EARLY!

Chapters 30, 33, 35:

  1. Apply online for your VA education benefits at:
    • VONAPP.
    • SAVE the CONFIRMATION number when you submit! In approximately 6 weeks, the VA will mail a "Certificate of Eligibility." Our office needs this certificate to certify you for your education benefits.
  2. Apply for Admission, Financial Aid, Placement Testing and New Student Orientation at the
  3. Provide the following to our office:

Chapter 31

  1. Contact your VA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor: (509) 434-7750, located in Bldg. 6A at Spokane VAMC

Chapters 1606, 1607

  1. Apply online for your VA education benefits at:
    • VONAPP.
    • SAVE the CONFIRMATION number when you submit! In approximately 6 weeks, the VA will mail a "Certificate of Eligibility." Our office needs this certificate to certify you for your education benefits.
  2. Apply for Admission, Financial Aid, Placement Testing & New Student Orientation at the
  3. Provide the following to our office:
  4. DOD Tuition Assistance – please visit the following site, by service branch:
NOTE: After SFCC processes your application, it is forwarded electronically to the VA Regional Office in Muskogee, Oklahoma for further processing. New applications may take 6-8 weeks to process after receipt by the VA. Apply early.
Returning applicants have previously applied for GI bill benefits, are changing colleges or program of study and/or previously received benefits
  1. SFCC Returning students who used benefits during the last academic year
    • Please submit an updated Veteran Reporting Form
  2. All other returning applicants – all Chapters – Please follow the steps here:

SFCC Veterans Coordinator

Bldg 17 Upper Concourse
Message Phone: 509-533-3504
Toll Free: 888-509-7944
Fax: 509-533-3547
Hours: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM, 12PM - 3PM: M, T, W & F
Closed Thursdays to process awards
Email: veteransoffice@spokanefalls.edu

Veterans Resource Center

Bldg. 2 Room 001
Hours: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, M - F

Department of Veterans Affairs

Education Office
Information: 888-442-1551
Direct Deposit: 877-838-2778
Enrollment Verification: 877-823-2378
VA Debt Management: 800-827-0648
Hours of Operation
www.gibill.va.gov

Have you communicated with our office yet? Call, email or visit us to ensure EVERYTHING is complete!

  • Return all forms to the SFCC Veterans Affairs Office located in Building 17, upper concourse.
  • OR
  • Scan/email forms to: veteransoffice@spokanefalls.edu
  • OR
  • Mail the completed forms to:
    Veterans Affairs Office
    3410 W. Ft. George Wright Dr. MS 3172
    Spokane, WA 99224
  • OR
  • Fax the completed form to: (509) 533-3547

REMEMBER – Priority deadline is 30 days from the beginning of the quarter!

All paperwork needs to be completed within 30 days before the quarter begins to ensure military/veteran students will receive their benefits on time. Military/Veteran students who submit paperwork after the deadline will STILL be served, but payments from the VA will be delayed.

Please start your enrollment process EARLY!

After SFCC processes your application, it is forwarded to the VA Regional Office in Muskogee, Oklahoma for further processing. Returning applications may take 6-8 weeks to process after receipt by the VA, so apply early.

All Students

Chapter 33 Only

Please have instructors sign the below form within the first 4 days of the quarter and return to us:

Have you attended ANY other college or university?

Please send your Official Transcripts to:
  • SFCC Admissions Office (MS3011)
  • 3410 W Fort George Wright Dr.
  • Spokane, WA 99224-5288

SFCC Veterans Admissions

Bldg 17 Upper Concourse
Message Phone: 509-533-3504
Toll Free: 888-509-7944
Fax: 509-533-3547
Hours: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM,
1:30PM - 3:30PM
MTWF (Closed Thursday for Processing)
Veterans Admin Counter: 10:00AM - 3:30PM, Monday - Friday

Veterans Resource Center

Bldg. 2 Room 001
Phone: 509-533-3900
Hours: M-Th 9AM – 4PM, Fri 8:30AM - 2PM

Department of Veterans Affairs

Education Office Information: 888-442-1551
Direct Deposit: 877-838-2778
Enrollment Verification: 877-823-2378
VA Debt Management: 800-827-0648
Hours of Operation
www.gibill.va.gov

Building/Room Name Phone Email Training
16-157, floor 1 Anita Strokes 533-3624 Anita.Stokes@spokanefalls.edu Yes
16-117, floor 1 Brook Strang 533-3622 Brook.Strang@spokanefalls.edu Yes
30-229, floor 2 Cindy Havko 533-3202 Cindy.Havko@spokanefalls.edu Yes
17-201, floor 2 Marti Breneman 533-3544 Marti.Breneman@spokanefalls.edu Yes
30-223, floor 2 Laura Lee 533-3514 Laura.Lee@spokanefalls.edu Yes
24-241, floor 2 Larry Massey 533-3518 Larry.Massey@spokanefalls.edu Yes
11-108, floor 1 Greg Roth 533-3725 Greg.Roth@spokanefalls.edu Yes
24-338, floor 3 Alexis Nelson 533-3588 Alexis.Nelson@spokanefalls.edu Yes
27-358, floor 3 Sunny Anderson 279-6094 Sunny.Anderson@spokanefalls.edu Yes
28-113, floor 1 Thayne Lacy 533-4134 Thayne.Lacy@spokanefalls.edu Yes
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