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EOU Military Financial Assistance

EOU Military Financial Assistance Programs

Eastern Oregon University recognizes the increasing cost of higher education and in an effort to keep our institution accessible, we offer a variety of assistance programs to our military and veteran students.  Please see the below listed programs to find what best meets your needs.

Voyager

  • Eligibility: Member of OR National Guard or Reserves who has served in a combat zone since September 11, 2001. Must be seeking initial bachelor’s degree only and be a full-time student with at least 51% of your classes on-campus.
  • Award:  Covers remaining in-state tuition for anything not paid by other VA Benefit programs.
  • Application Process: Submit Voyager Application and a copy of your DD-214.

Service to Country: Prior to 14/15 aid year

  • Eligibility: Be currently serving in the US Armed Forces or be a National Guard or Reserves enlistee or be released from service from one of the aforementioned branches of service under a condition other than dishonorable. Be enrolled in a minimum of 6-credits at EOU and have at least 51% of your credits in on-campus courses.
  • Award:  Covers remaining in-state tuition for anything not paid by other VA Benefit programs, scholarships and/or grants up to 15-credits per term.
  • Application Process: Submit Service to Country Application and a copy of your DD-214 or provide proof of active Military Service to Financial Aid Personnel at time of submission

Service to Country: (Beginning 2014/2015 aid year)

  • Eligibility: Be currently serving in the US Armed Forces or be a National Guard or Reserves enlistee or be released from service from one of the aforementioned branches of service under a condition other than dishonorable. Be enrolled in a minimum of 6-credits at EOU, have at least 51% of your credits in on-campus courses and demonstrate military benefit eligibility for the term in which they’re applying for.
  • Award:  Covers remaining in-state tuition for anything not paid by other VA Benefit programs, scholarships and/or grants up to 15-credits per term.
  • Application Process: Submit Service to Country Application and a copy of your DD-214 or provide proof of active Military Service to Financial Aid Personnel at time of submission

Service to Country – Spouse of qualified military member

  • Eligibility: Military member is currently serving in the US Armed Forces or is a National Guard or Reserves enlistee or has been released from service from one of the aforementioned branches of service under a condition other than dishonorable. Military member is enrolled in a minimum of 6-credits at EOU and has at least 51% of their credits in on-campus courses. Spouse is fully admitted and enrolled at EOU.
  • Award:  up to $1,000 toward cost of tuition.
  • Application Process: Submit Service to Country Application and a copy of military member’s DD-214 or provide proof of Military Service to Financial Aid Personnel at time of submission.

Yellow Ribbon

  • Eligibility: Individuals entitled to the 100% benefit rate based on service requirements OR spouses and children using Transfer of Entitlement (ToE) benefits when entitled to the 100% benefit rate.
  • Award:  Covers the difference between “in-state” and “out-of-state” tuition costs.
  • Application Process: Automatically awarded based on criteria

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Eastern Oregon University
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La Grande, OR 97850
Phone: 541-962-3672
Toll Free: 800-452-8639