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Welcome to Lake Washington Institute of Technology!  Founded in 1949, LWTech is a military friendly campus.  We offer affordable professional and technical training for today's job market.  LWTech is dedicated to providing the support and services that veterans need to successfully transition to college.  Whether you are pursuing certification, or preparing for a new career, we are here for you!   LWTech features small class sizes,  with hands-on-training utilizing modern equipment, students will use in actual job environments.

So lets get started.

Veterans Luncheon

Wednesday, November 13, 2014, noon. LWTech Veteran students are invited to attend a complimentary luncheon served in the Dining Room, East Building, Room#E-144 (located across the hall from the LWTech cafeteria at 12:00 Noon.  This occasion will allow you to connect with other LWTech veteran students, instructors and staff.  The guest speaker is Michelle Mastrorocco from teh King County Vets Program.

Point of Contacts for Veteran Services

  • Kimberly Geer, Veteran Certifying Official, Coordinator - Financial Aid & Veterans Services
    (425) 739-8100, ext. 8547
    West Bldg, W209, Financial Aid Office, LWTech Kirkland Campus

  • Margie Pederson, Veteran Certifying Official, Associate Director- Financial Aid
    (425) 739-8100, ext.8475
    West Bldg, #W209, Financial Aid Office, LWTech Kirkland Campus 

  • Veterans Service Office, W213B, 425-739-8213, available to help veterans navigate LWTech and help make the transition from military to civilian life a little easier.  Stop by and get connected.                                                           

  • Michael Leary, Academic Advisor
    (425) 739-8300
    West Bldg, W207H, LWTech Kirkland Campus               


Complete your VA Education Benefit Application on-line:

  • Get your GI Bill Education Benefits started Complete your VA Education Benefits Application online: , Once approved, the VA will send you a Certificate of Eligibility (please submit a copy to the School Certifying Official).  You may check your status and access your VA documents at

  • Apply for Admissions  Veterans receive 25% discount on tuition and fees, Bring in your DD-214, (copy4) indicating an "Honorable Discharge" to the Enrollment Services Office, 2nd Floor of West Building, LWTech Main Campus

  • Take assessement test and submit official transcripts  The assessment test provides placement information for Math and English courses and may be required for some technical classes or programs.  To transfer credits from a previous college, military training, request official transcripts and either bring them in a SEALED envelope or have them sent to Enrollment Services

  • Attend a Veteran Benefits Orientation (required)  Tuesdays at 11:00AM , Room W213C or Thursdays at 1:30PM , Room W213C

  • Meet with an Academic advisor and attend an academic planning sessio.  Call Advising at 425-739-8300 for current session times or email:  Plan your course of study and select courses.  Bring your COMPASS scores and/or previous college transcripts (unofficial OK).  Advising is located in West Bldg, Room#W207, LWTech Main Campus

  • Apply for Financial Aid or attend a FAFSA ONLINE Workshop if you need help in completing the FAFSA application.  Online Workshops are scheduled on Thursday afternoons at 3:00PM.  See for current room locations.  Veterans may receive financial aid as well as GI Bill Edcucation Benefits.

  • Submit all paperwork to the School Certifying Offical, Financial Aid Office, W209.  Required paperwork includes, Certificate of Elgibility issued from the VA, DD214, Academic plan, and Signature Page (available at the VA orientation)

  • Register for Classes  You are now on your way towards the successful completion of your degree or certificate.


Stop by the Financial Aid Office, and ask for Kimberly Geer or Margie Pederson.  Or, visit the Veteran Service Office located in Room W-213B.  Hours may vary per quarter, please look at the room sign for current  open hours.  We are glad you are here!!