Rogers State University has a Veteran School Certifying Official who will work with veterans to certify hours with the VA. A veteran wishing to become a student at RSU will be required to apply for admission.

In addition, additional documentation is required by the Veteran School Certifying Official depending upon which VA chapter the individual is eligible for. Examples include but not limited to:

  • Certificate of Eligibility
  • NOBE
  • DD-214
  • Statement of Benefits letter

Eligibility for Benefits

The VA determines the eligibility for benefits:

Find out if you are eligible for benefits, apply for benefits, or review your statements.

If you have previously used benefits at another school:

  • If you’re a Veteran or service member: You’ll need to submit a Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (VA Form 22-1995). You can complete this form online now. Complete VA Form 22-1995 online
  • If you’re the dependent of a Veteran or service member: You’ll need to submit a Dependent’s Request for Change of Program or Place of Training (VA Form 22-5495). You can complete this form online now. Complete VA Form 22-5495 online

If the VA Approved Your Application:

You will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE), or award letter, in the mail. Submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE), award letter, or statement of benefits to [email protected] or drop it off. The Veteran School Certifying Official is in Markham Hall Room 234 on the Claremore campus.

National Guard

A state tuition waiver is available for those that qualify. Financial Aid applies the tuition waiver after they receive notice from the education officer at the state office. This is typically applied to your account after the last day to drop.

If you intend on using federal VA GI Bill® funds as well apply using the link under “The VA determines the eligibility for benefits” above. Submit a copy of your certificate of eligibility (COE) and a Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) to [email protected].

Tuition Assistance

If you are using Tuition Assistance (TA) complete the paperwork with your unit. The Bursar Office will utilize the military branch’s website to process the payments. After your paperwork is completed with your unit, you have been admitted, and enrolled at RSU please email [email protected] to let them know you will be using TA.

Student Veteran Center

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The Student Veteran Center is located on the Rogers State University Claremore campus in the Fine Arts Annex located between Preparatory Hall and Baird Hall. It houses study and lounge space for student veterans, active military, and military-affiliated students to study, relax and foster a sense of community. 

The SVC is made possible in part by the Oklahoma Military Academy Alumni Association. In honor of the OMA’s rich tradition, RSU continues to provide transformational educational opportunities to student veterans and their families. Read about the opening of the SVC »

More Information

Contact Information

Ashley Howerton
Assistant Registrar/VA School Certifying Official
Office: 918-343-8358
Fax: 918-343-7595
[email protected]