Serving America's Military

Dig deeper. Demand more.

Whether you want to earn a degree to move up in military rank or transition to a civilian career, we at Oregon State University Ecampus will work with you to maximize your military education benefits while allowing you to honor your career, family and other life commitments.

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With the assistance of OSU's military certifying officials, U.S. Army veteran Bryan Zacher enrolls in the fisheries and wildlife program to pursue his dream of working with salmon and steelhead.

To help make the process as seamless as possible, here are the steps you need to take to become a part of Beaver Nation:

  1. Apply for admission to Oregon State University
    Following the "Getting Started at OSU" guide will streamline the admissions process for you.
  2. Start applying for your VA education benefits with the Veterans On-Line Application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. Once you're accepted to Oregon State, contact OSU's veteran certifying officials to finalize your benefits submission

The main VA and OSU Forms required for admissions are collected in one place for easy access.

OSU Ecampus delivers more than 50 academic programs and 1,000 courses online, many of which are ideal areas of study for military service members. Oregon State is America’s natural resources university, and more than one-third of our online programs are in related disciplines, including environmental sciences, fisheries and wildlife sciences, sustainable natural resources and agricultural sciences.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are known worldwide for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.
  • Whether you're deployed or transferred, you can study from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.

Get the support you need

Our goal is to help you succeed. That’s why, as an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to vital resources like success counseling, veterans services, library services, free online tutoring and career guidance – making your online learning experience collaborative and rewarding.


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