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Getting Started

Step-by-Step Funding and Enrollment Guide

These steps guide veterans through funding and enrollment processes at SFCC.  Call us at 509-533-3900 or 509-533-3504, or come to the SFCC Veterans Center, Bldg. 2, room 001 for assistance.

Step 1 – Select your payment chapter.

Note: Each payment chapter below includes Veterans Administration (VA) information and processing information specific to SFCC.

DOD Tuition Assistance – To access tuition assistance (TA), please apply through the appropriate portal below.

Step 2 – Apply for educational benefits.

Go to Educational Benefits to begin applying. Read the information carefully. When you are ready to apply, go to “Select Correct Form” and follow the instructions. Complete and submit the form, and be sure to save the confirmation number. It takes the VA about one month to process your application. The VA sends you a certificate of eligibility via the US Postal Service to the address on the application. Our office needs this certificate to certify you for your education benefits. For information about this step, call the VA at 1-888-442-4551.

If you have already used benefits at SFCC or another school, you only need to submit the Change of Program or Place of Training form for your benefit type.

  • Chapters 30, 33 or 1606, use 22-1995.

  • Chapter 35, use 22-5495.

  • Chapter 31, contact your vocational counselor.

Step 3 – Select your program of study and apply.

Consult an academic counselor about your program of study, including program content and availability. Counseling is located in the Gateway Bldg. 30, upper concourse room 243. Phone: 509-533-3525.

Apply for admission to SFCC using the orange "Apply" button at the top of this page. Should anyone but you need to access information regarding your students records, you must complete and submit the FERPA Authorization to Release Information Form Student Records form.

Step 4 – Make an appointment for placement/assessment testing.

Placement testing is located in the SFCC Testing Center Gateway Bldg. 30 room 30-104. For information, go to Testing Center or call 509-533-3401.

If you have already college credits from another school, you may not have to take a placemen/assessment test.  However, SFCC still must evaluate your transcripts.

Step 5– Request transcripts.

Request transcripts from all colleges you have attended and have them sent to:

Spokane Falls Community College
Admissions MS 3011
3410 W Fort George Wright Dr
Spokane WA 99224-5288

SFCC can only certify your classes to the VA for three quarters before your transcript(s) arrive(s).

Step 6 – Make appointment with the SFCC veteran’s coordinator.

The veteran’s coordinator is one of your best resources on campus. Contact the coordinator in SFCC, Bldg. 2, room 001, call 509-533-3900 or 509-533-3504, or email lane.anderson@sfcc.spokane.edu.

Step 7 – Petition for Graduation.

You must submit your Petition for Graduation the quarter before you are scheduled to graduate.