Service Members

Stone Education Center in Tacoma

You find yourself in the heart of the Veteran's Center, surrounded by service members from different backgrounds and branches of the military. Some are young, fresh from active duty, while others bear the seasoned look of long service. You observe a camaraderie that transcends age and rank, a shared understanding that only those who have worn the uniform can truly know. In this place, they find companionship and support, an environment where stories are shared, and experiences understood. As you engage in conversations, you feel a profound connection, an unspoken bond that ties you together. Whether seeking assistance, offering encouragement, or simply enjoying a cup of coffee with a fellow veteran, you realize that the Veteran's Center is more than just a facility; it's a community of brothers and sisters, bound together by service, sacrifice, and honor.


CWU-JBLM is located at the Stone Education Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Tacoma, Washington. Active duty military, veterans and their family members, as well as civilians, can now earn a bachelor’s degree or certificate at a public university on base after earning their associate degree.

Tuition Assistance (TA)

Army TA

The Veterans Center is no longer direclty invovled with Army TA. To use TA, we recommend contacting the Army Educaiton Center closest to you. Please do so early to ensure that you are requesting TA before any pertinent deadlines. To visit the website for the new Army IgnitED portal, please visit our link to the portal.

Soldier TA FAQs (PDF)

New Army IgnitED (PDF)

TA Through Other Branches

If you are using Tuition Assistance through a different branch, please contact CWU Student Accounts.

In general, eligible active duty Service members can receive TA at a rate of $250 per semester hour cap with an annual ceiling of $4,500. The Services are authorized to establish Service specific eligibility criteria to manage TA funds. TA funds are a unique, distinct source of financial aid available to eligible Service members. TA benefits will be applied to a student account prior to the application of other federal grant funds.

For Service specific TA policies and procedures, visit their voluntary education websites. Each quarter a student would like to utilize TA, they are required to submit an application through their respective portal to receive approval from their ESO, military counselor, or service.

*Note: that each Service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process and restrictions that may not mirror the standard policy. Please check with your Education Services Officer (ESO) to determine the benefits available to you. For more information on Tuition Assistance, visit the DANTES website.

Marine Corps TA

Navy TA

Air Force TA

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