Servicemember & Veteran Friendly
As a member of the military community, going back to school can bring its own set of unique challenges. Because OKWU has been educating adults for over 20 years, we understand the importance of flexibility and convenience and offer programs designed to make education possible no matter how rigorous your lifestyle, and no matter where it takes you. Pursue your associates, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in challenging, rewarding, faith-based programs on campus or through our servicemember-supportive online program. Discover the one that’s right for you.
You deserve a quality education at an affordable price – including easier access to military tuition assistance. The Graduate and Professional Studies Program at OKWU proudly offers a reduced undergraduate tuition rate of $250/credit for active-duty military using TAPS (Tuition Assistance Programs) and will waive the application and registration fees for those enrolling through the Graduate and Professional Studies Program.
Active-duty members may also use Tuition Assistance (MTA). National Guard and Reservists may also tap into their TA programs, and OKWU is approved for the use of VA education benefits by the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs State Approving Agency. The GI Bill® provides benefits to veterans, service members, and some dependents of disabled or deceased veterans wishing to pursue an education.
Yellow Ribbon Participant
As a member of the community of servicemember-supportive universities, OKWU is proud to be a Post-911 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program participant.
Spouses of Active Duty or activated National Guard or Reserve service members may be eligible for the Military Spouse Career Advancement benefit which offers up to $6,000 in educational tuition assistance. To determine your eligibility for this program, and to register, please go to the MyCAA website.
The Department of Veterans Affair’s Veterans Benefits Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) service (also known as the Chapter 31 program) is vested with delivering timely, effective vocational rehabilitation services to veterans with service-connected disabilities. These services enable our injured marines, sailors, airmen, and other veterans with disabilities to make a seamless transition from military service to successful rehabilitation and on to suitable employment after service to our nation.
To determine your benefit status, contact a benefits counselor at the Department of Veterans Affairs at 1-888 -GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) or visit www.gibill.va.gov. You have earned these benefits so be sure you use them. You’ll find the process quick, easy, and informative.
Financial Aid Timeline:
- OKWU encourages all students to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. The FAFSA opens each year on October 1 for the upcoming award year.
- Prior to being cleared by the Office of Financial Aid for enrollment, you must complete a FAFSA if you are seeking federal or state aid. If you choose to take loans, you must also complete the Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling.
Isakson and Roe Section 1018 Requirements
Section 1018 of Public Law 116-315, Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, adds new requirements for educational institutions participating in the educational assistance programs of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These new provisions became effective June 15, 2021 and apply to Institutions of Higher Learning and Non-College Degree institutions beginning August 1, 2021. Many of the requirements are consistent with the requirements of the Principles of Excellence, currently in Executive Order 13607; however, there are requirements in addition to those embodied in the Principles of Excellence which schools must also satisfy to maintain approval for GI Bill® participation.
Universities will provide financial information to students using benefits under chapter 30, 31, 32, 33, or 35 of title 38, U.S.C., or chapter 1606 of title 10, U.S.C. with a College Financing Plan (personalized shopping sheet) that contains:
Estimated total cost of the course that includes tuition, fees, books, supplies and any other additional costs
Cost of Attendance: the information is provided to assist students and families with financial planning. We include both direct costs (billed by OKWU) and indirect costs (realistic allowances for things like transportation and personal expenses).
Estimated Costs Assistance:
Estimated Cost of Living Expenses
Amount of costs that are covered by VA Education Benefits (Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35 and 1606, amount dependent on the eligibility of the student) determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Type and amount of Federal financial aid, not administered by VA, and financial aid offered by the institution, that the individual may be qualified to receive
Type and amount of Federal Financial Aid award to you can be found on the Financial Aid Portal
Estimated amount of student loan debt the individual would have upon graduation
- The US Department of Education College Scorecard for information regarding student loan debt
- College Navigator
Information regarding graduation rates
Information regarding job-placement rates for graduates, if available.
Information regarding the acceptance of transfer credits, including military credits
Other information to facilitate comparison by the individual about aid packages offered by different educational institutions
Utilize your College Financing Plan to compare your aid package at OKWU with other packages offered by different educational institutions. The College Financing Plan is a consumer tool that participating institutions use to notify students about their financial aid package. It is a standardized form that is designed to simplify the information that prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so that they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school.
The College Financing Plan official notice is found in the student’s [OKWU portal?] after the student has been offered a financial aid offer package
- The College Scorecard
A consumer planning tool and resource to assist prospective students and their families as they evaluate options in selecting a school.
- The College Navigator
A consumer tool that provides school information to include tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates and features a cost calculator and school comparison tool.
- The ‘Paying for College’ Web Page
This site can be used by prospective students to enter the names of up to three schools and receive detailed financial information on each one. You can also enter your financial aid offer information for schools you are considering for comparison purposes.
- OKWU Net Price Calculator
By completing the OKWU Net Price Calculator, you will be able to estimate your costs to attend OKWU as well as explore the grants, scholarships, and other aid programs you may be eligible to receive. It is not intended to serve as a financial aid award notice.
Point of contact for covered individuals and family members seeking assistance
For more information on everything from our servicemember-supportive graduation program to tuition assistance for active-duty personnel, contact our VA Rep Office:
Traditional Students: 918.335.6202
GPS Students: 918.335.6268
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Bartlesville, OK 74006
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
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