Oklahoma City Community College Veterans Services Office is the primary point of contact
to assist veterans, service members, and their family members with enrollment certification
and referral to other available services.
Oklahoma City Community College’s degree programs are approved for payment of benefits
by the Veterans Administration. Apply for veteran education benefits online at: www.va.gov. Assistance in completing the education benefits application and certification of
enrollment for VA benefits is available in the Veteran Services Office. In addition,
special advising and referral services are available to individuals receiving veteran
Payment of VA Educational Benefits is made by the VA directly to the student once
the College OCCC Veteran Services Office certifies the enrollment and number of credit
hours. Payments are normally made on a monthly basis and prorated based on start and
end dates of the term. Students must be actively pursuing a degree program and begin
attendance in the courses for which benefits are certified each semester.
Veterans Education Benefits
Applications for Veteran Education Benefits are available online at: www.va.gov Assistance with the application is available at the OCCC Veteran Services Office.
Veterans are also encouraged to complete a FAFSA application to determine if they
may be eligible for federal or state financial aid at: FAFSA.gov
For more information on GI Bill® Benefits, to include eligibility criteria, and pay
charts please visit: www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Reporting to OCCC Veterans Services Office
If you are claiming Veterans Education Benefits for the first time, OCCC Veterans
Services will need a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility letter (COE), a copy
of your DD form 214 and all OFFICIAL transcripts from any previously attended colleges,
regardless if benefits were used. This includes your military transcript available
through https://jst.doded.mil/jst/ or airuniversity.af.edu/barnes/ccaf
If you are claiming benefits through the Veteran Readiness and Employment program,
OCCC Veterans Services will need a copy of your VA form 22-1905 from your Veteran Readiness and Employment Counselor.
You must notify the OCCC Veterans Services of the following:
- Total withdrawals
- Canceled courses
- Degree changes
Late Finance Charges
OCCC will not access late/finance charges if the following requirements are met.
- Certificate of Eligibility (COE) submitted to OCCC veterans services before the first
day of classes. In this case, a hold will be placed on the student's account; late/finance
charges will not be accessed.
- If a student does not comply with this requirement, the student could be accessed
Failure to notify the OCCC Veteran Services of changes could result in a delay of
your payments from the VA or an overpayment, which will cause you to have a debt with
VA. There is also potential for debt with OCCC for proration of tuition payments.
If you are claiming benefits as a dependent, OCCC Veterans Services will need a copy
of your letter of eligibility from the eligible veteran's VA claim number/social security
number, and all OFFICIAL transcripts from any previously attended colleges.
National Guard Tuition Waiver
The Oklahoma National Guard Tuition Waiver Program authorizes the waiver of tuition
charges for up to 18 credit hours each semester for students who are members of an
Oklahoma National Guard. National Guard members must complete the tuition waiver application
form available from their unit. The National Guard member must be attending a state-supported
college or university and have not yet earned a Bachelor's degree. The student must
maintain a 2.00 Cumulative GPA each semester. The Oklahoma National Guard submits
a roster of eligible students to OCCC each semester. For any other information regarding
the National Guard Tuition Waiver, contact your National Guard Unit Administrator.
Assigned Student Success Advisors are available for course review each semester. OCCC
Veteran Services will need you to complete a Certification Request Form. These forms
are available in the Veteran Services Office. Courses must be approved through OCCC
Veteran Services before a certification is sent to the VA Regional Office. Veterans
are assigned to a Student Success Advisor specializing in Veteran Students while pursuing
their degree with Oklahoma City Community College. To schedule an appointment with
a Student Success Advisor contact the Office of Student Success Advising at (405)
For additional information on Veteran Services, contact the Veterans Certification
Office at (405) 682-7694 or 7695, or visit our web page at http://www.occc.edu/veterans/.