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GHC is a military-friendly school
Grays Harbor College is honored to have veterans as part of our community.

Washington's two-year colleges are a perfect fit for returning veterans who are transitioning to civilian life and private-sector jobs. Here, at GHC, we offer small class sizes, flexible hours, veterans services, and real-world education and training so veterans can hit the ground running. See: "Getting Veterans Back to Work" (Adobe .pdf format).

The resources below are assembled to help veterans in their transition to civilian and college life.

On-Campus Resources              
Local Off-Campus Resources              
Online Resources              
Important Phone Numbers
             

Tuition Waivers: Veterans and dependents of 100% disabled veterans may qualify for tuition waivers. Contact the Veterans Office at 360-538-4084 for additional information.

 

Each veteran brings unique experiences and needs to campus, but some patterns that are common to many have been identified. Following are some of the challenges that active military or veteran students may face:

These are normal challenges for veteran and active-military students. There are steps you can take to help yourself as well as a variety of resources to help you.


The resources below may be helpful in connecting with other veterans, campus resources and outside resources that can help you to navigate them.

 On-Campus Resources


GHC Veterans Organization: meets weekly during fall, winter and spring quarters at 2 p.m. in the HUB. This student run organization is here to provide support and camaraderie for veteran students. It also conducts fundraising activities in order to provide assistance to veteran students and families.


GI Bill/VA Funding
, Cindy Jasper, Advisor to GHC Veterans Organization, 360-538-4084


GHC Student Support Center
: offers advising and counseling to students with academic, career or personal concerns. Counselors are available by appointment and at drop-in hours Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.


GHC Learning Center is
here to support your academic success. Its services include drop-in tutoring, a professional writing tutor, individual tutoring sessions, computerized learning resources and a quarterly Student Success Conference.


 Local Off-Campus Resources


Dutro Counseling, Aberdeen, WA

VA contracted service to provide Reintegration Counseling
PTSD/War Trauma Counseling to veterans
Services are free for veterans
(360) 537-9103


WA Department of Veterans Affairs, Olympia Service Center
1-800-562-2308 / benefits@dva.wa.gov
Assists veterans with claims processing and referrals. Provides services to veterans including a Basic Health plan, Veterans Conservation Corps, Homeless Veterans Services, and Estate management services.


WorkSource Grays Harbor
John Geelan @ Worksource:
511 W. Heron St.
Aberdeen, WA 98520
360-538-2369 / 1-800-783-0657 / jgeelan@esd.wa.gov
Services include Employment Services for Veterans and VA Benefits services.
http://www.wa.gov/esd/ws/GraysHarbor/Veterans.htm
Phone: (360) 533-9318


 Online Resources


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Services:
http://www.va.gov/landing2_vetsrv.htm

VA  Returning Service Members: http://www.oefoif.va.gov/

VA Mental Health Services: http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/index.asp


 Telephone Numbers Specific to Military Veterans


Suicide/Crisis Line for Veterans - 1.800.273.8255

Health Eligibility Center / CHAMPVA - 1.800.733.8387

Income Verification and Means Testing - 1.800.929.8387

Military One Source: Services for active military members - 1.800.342.9647

National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder - 1.802.296.6300

Military Retired and Annuity Pay Contact Center - 1.800.321.1080

Veterans Group Life Insurance - 1.800.419.1473

Gulf War/Agent Orange/Radiation Exposure Helpline - 1.800.749.8387

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