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 programs are VA-certified for any military member or veteran that has GI Bill benefits. 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.
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