Perry Technical Institute


Perry Tech is Veteran Friendly


We value the service of our veterans. We are here to serve you and to help you as you continue your education after serving our country. Please visit Veteran's Services in the Main Office, open Monday through Thursday from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm.

This section of the PTI website provides information on the education benefits offered to veterans and outlines the process for applying for these benefits. Helpful links to resources for veterans are also included.

If you have questions regarding education benefits for veterans or other veteran-related questions, please contact Tara Matson at 509.453.0374 or 888.528.8586, Ext. 5761, or send her an email.

Lee Ellis, Vet Corps Navigator, is available to assist Perry’s veterans. The Vet Corps was created through a partnership between the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs and AmeriCorps. The Vet Corps places representatives on campuses to help veterans navigate any obstacles they may encounter while attending school. Lee Ellis works out of Students Services. He may be contacted by phone at Ext. 5736 or by email.





GI Jobs Military Friendly School

Perry qualifies for all chapters of veteran's aid. Selected programs of study at Perry Technical Institute are approved by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board's State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of those eligible to receive benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, USC. The following information summarizes the education benefits available to veterans:

CHAPTER 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill 


CHAPTER 30: Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty  


CHAPTER 1606: Montgomery GI Bill Selective Reserve  


CHAPTER 1607: Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP)


CHAPTER 35: Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA) 


CHAPTER 31: Vocational Rehabilitation (VRE) 


CHAPTER 32: Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP-Vietnam Era) 


Updated Education Benefit Rate Tables

Find scholarships that are exclusive to the military community. Go to to complete your profile and then explore scholarships that match your profile.

The steps for applying for veteran's education benefits are outlined below:

New Veterans/Dependents Checklist

Complete your PTI admissions requirements. Check your status by contacting the enrollment office: 509.453.0374.

Fill out Veteran Benefits Info Request Form found on the Forms tab.

Meet with the PTI VA Representative.

Apply for GI Bill Education Benefits or your Change of Place of Training using the Veteran's ON-line APPlication website: VONAPP. If you are having trouble finding out which VA program you are eligible for, please contact the VA at 1.888.442.4551 or refer to our Links page. Remember to print the application once you have submitted it to bring in to Perry Tech.

Turn in a copy of your VA application, DD-214, any college transcripts, Joint Services Military Transcript or Air Force Transcript, Certificate of Eligibility (COE), or other benefit approval letter to the Perry Tech Veteran Rep.

Apply for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid).

Questions? Contact Tara Matson at 509.453.0374, Ext. 5761, or email her at PTI Veteran Rep.  

Please complete this form and return it to the Financial Services Office.

Veteran Benefits Information Request

The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a consumer tool that Perry Technical Institute will use to notify veterans about their financial aid package. It is a standardized form that is designed to simplify the information that veterans receive about costs and financial aid so that they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school. 

Veterans Affairs

Montgomery GI Bill – Find information on your educational benefits or submit a question to the VA.

Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE) – Don't forget to verify your attendance no earlier than the last day of each month. 

Department of Veterans Affairs – Information on veteran services and more.

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs – Find out about statewide legislation that directly impacts veterans.

Yakima Valley Vet Center and Medical Clinic – Local services for veterans including medical and mental health care.

Financial Assistance

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – An annual online application for federal grants and loans.



The Veteran’s Alliance is open to all students – veterans, dependents and those who want to support our veterans. The Veteran's Alliance meets at noon on the third Wednesday of the month in the auditorium. Refreshments are served.

The mission of the Veteran’s Alliance is to honor our current active duty military and veterans through community service, camaraderie, and support.  The group leads local initiatives and activities that display respect and support of our active duty military and veterans.  As veterans we support veterans. The Veteran's Alliance sponsors fund-raisers and members volunteer in the community.

There are no membership dues or fees required to participate.

If you have questions or would like more information on the Veteran’s Alliance, send an email or call Lee Ellis, Vet Corps Navigator, at Ext. 5736.