Getting Started at George Fox as a Veteran or Dependent with Transfer of Entitlement Benefits

  1. Choose Your Program and Apply for Admission

    Note: Your application to these programs is free, but your enrollment deposit cannot be billed to the VA.

    Traditional Undergraduate Education in Newberg, Oregon

    We offer more than 60 academic programs that will prepare you professionally and personally for life after graduation. Consider this option if you plan to use your residential stipend.

    View Traditional Undergraduate Majors

    Adult Degree Programs: 100% Online and Cohort-Driven

    Finish your bachelor’s degree in 16 to 20 months in our accelerated online programs designed for working adults. Consider this program if you are interested in online courses, cohort-driven learning, and a flexible schedule.

    Learn More About Adult Degrees

    Masters and Doctoral Programs, Including MBA

    If you’ve completed your undergraduate degree and still have educational benefits remaining, explore our master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as graduate certificates online and in locations throughout the state of Oregon. Many veterans thrive in our cohort-based MBA program.

    View Graduate Programs

  2. Visit to apply to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for your education benefits, if you have not done so already. Once you receive your Certification of Eligibility, send a copy to

    George Fox Is a Yellow Ribbon Member
    If you are receiving the Post-9/11 GI Bill® at the 100% rate, you may be eligible for up to $3,000 in additional benefits per year.

    Learn more about Yellow Ribbon

    Other Information About VA Benefits

    If you have questions throughout this step, check in with your veterans’ certifying official at undefined

  3. Even with your VA benefits, there may be more aid available to fund your education. Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered for federal, state and some institutional financial aid.

    When your FAFSA form is complete, you will receive a Student Aid Report. Make sure you add our school code (003194) so that George Fox will receive your FAFSA.

    If questions come up during this process, email our financial aid office at and someone will jump in to help.

  4. Our veterans’ certifying official is eager to meet with you to help you understand all of the educational benefits you’re eligible for. Email or call 503-554-2292 to schedule your consultation.

  5. Have you previously attended another college or university, either with or without your GI Bill® benefits? If so, submit transcripts from all previously attended institutions to the registrar’s office at for review of prior credit.

    Be sure to copy your CAP Coach (Career and Academic Planning Coach) on the email you send to the registrar’s office.

  6. CAP Coaches are enrollment counselors, and they can help you register for your classes once the registrar has assessed your transcripts for prior credit (if applicable).

    Planning to use your VA benefits to cover courses taken simultaneously at other colleges or universities? If so, learn more about enrollment at multiple institutions.

  7. The Veterans Schedule Certification Form allows you to utilize your education benefits from the VA and must be completed each semester. You must log in to your George Fox email account to access the form.

    If you need to change your enrollment after certification, the Veterans Enrollment Change Request must be submitted.

    Have questions about these forms? Send them to your veterans’ certifying official at


You may indeed apply, but you will need to have a planned return date so you can indicate your desired start term. If plans change, you would be able to defer your start as needed. Our in-person programs are on set schedules and not offered in an asynchronous format, and therefore are not conducive to deployment scenarios. Our Adult Degree Program offerings are asynchronous and can be taken while deployed.

Yes, you may enroll online while on active duty. However, be aware that you will need to find other forms of tuition assistance, as our student accounts office does not offer benefits for active duty personnel.

Absolutely. If you’ve completed your bachelor’s degree, but have ongoing education benefits, we strongly encourage you to pursue a master’s degree. A number of veterans have found significant value in our MBA program.

View all masters programs

Your veterans educational benefits will cover a portion of tuition and fees for both online and in-person courses until your funds are depleted (see George Fox Veterans Education Benefits at a Glance). 

Yes! Some veterans’ education benefits do not cover the entire cost of attending George Fox. Financial aid comes from federal, state and institutional funding, so you definitely want to submit your FAFSA to see if you qualify for aid beyond your veteran educational benefits.

Yes. Our Adult Degree Program classes are 100% online. This means the housing allowance is based on 50% of the national average.

As soon as a credit balance exists, we begin the weekly process of depositing those funds into your bank account.

View answers to common student accounts questions

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at