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.
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
- Statement of Benefits letter
Eligibility for Benefits
- The VA determines the eligibility for benefits:
- 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 236 on the Claremore campus.
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].
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
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.
Active Uniformed Service/Discharged or Released from Active Uniformed Service (Regardless of the Home of Record)
Pursuant to Public Law 116-315 Section 1005, the following is compliant with the eligibility criteria prescribed in the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020.
A student who files with Rogers State University to establish residence in the state and who resides in the state while enrolled at RSU shall be eligible for in-state status if the student:
- Is a person who was discharged or released from a period of not fewer than ninety (90) days of active duty uniformed service and is pursuing a course of education with educational assistance under Chapters 30 or 33 of Title 38 of the United States Code while living in Oklahoma;
- Is a person who is entitled to assistance under Section 3311(b)(9) or 3319 of Title 38 of the United States Code by virtue of a relationship to a person who was discharged or released from a period of not fewer than ninety (90) days of active duty uniformed services,
- Is a person who is the spouse/dependent of an individual currently serving as a member of the active, uniformed services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Public Health Service) of the United States on full-time, active duty status of more than thirty (30) days and is using Chapter 30 or 33 GI Bill® benefits.
- is a recipient of the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship and is using it as a GI Bill® benefit.
Pursuant to Section 3676(C) of Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2018 (effective March 1, 2019) a student who files with Rogers State University to establish residence in the state and who resides in Oklahoma while enrolled at RSU shall be eligible for in-state status if the student is a recipient of Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation.
Please contact The University Registrar’s Office for more information.
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 website.