Student Veteran

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Student Veteran

PSU student Veteran

We got your six!

Portland State University welcomes veterans, active service members and their families. We provide specialized support and services to help veteran students achieve their academic goals. Join our inclusive community of over 800 student veterans at Oregon’s most diverse and affordable urban public research university. You served our country. It’s our turn to serve you.

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Our history of serving vets

Veterans are the reason PSU was founded in 1946. We first opened our doors as the Vanport Extension Center to serve veterans returning from World War II. Since then, PSU has continued as a military-friendly school welcoming more veterans than any other Oregon university. Veterans remain key to our identity.

Learn about your benefits 

We help you receive your full education benefits in a clear and efficient way. Connect with our Veteran Certification Office located within the Office of the Registrar to process and certify your benefits, including the GI Bill. You should start submitting your forms at least one month before registering for classes at Portland State. Our certification specialists are also available to assist you remotely. Email us at vetcert@pdx.edu.

Join an inclusive and welcoming community 

Our Veterans Resource Center is here to help you transition from military to student life. We connect you with student services and offer peer support to help you remain focused on reaching your educational goals. We host events, share resources and create an inclusive and welcoming environment for veterans from all backgrounds. Contact us to learn more.