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VA G.I. Bill® Benefits

Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits

The OU College of Professional and Continuing Studies is committed to helping veterans, active duty personnel, and dependents to utilize their G.I. Bill® education benefits. Our Certification and Compliace staff members provide students with helpful VA education benefit information, certify students’ courses for payment by the VA, and act as a liaison for the student to VA Education.

G.I. 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 at

Apply for Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits

Students who have not yet applied for VA benefits can apply here,

Students who have used their benefits in the past will need to update their application with a VA Form 22-1995. It can be found here,


Provide a copy of your GI Bill® Certificate of Eligibility to Veteran Student Services (VSS). Scan and email to, send by mail, or visit Buchanan Hall, Rm. 216. 

Office of Veteran Student Services 
Buchanan Hall; Room 216 
1000 Asp Avenue 
Norman, OK 73019 
(405) 325-4308

How to Request Certification for Payment by the VA

Submit your Veterans Course Confirmation Form. This form can be found at under the Resources page. Complete this form every semester you want to use your benefit. Once submitted, forms route through our online course approval process in the order they were received. After Veteran Student Services certifies your approved courses, the VA may take an additional 30 - 45 days for processing before release of benefit payments.

Login to with your OUNetID (4+4) and password. Choose Resources>Financial>Veterans Course Confirmation.

Tips for using this system: 

  • If you click on the star found next to the Veteran Course Confirmation Form, it will rise to the top of your screen so you will not need to look for it the next time you use it. 
  • Use the Veteran Course Confirmation Form every semester you want to use your VA benefit at OU. 
  • Save any emails you receive from If we send alert emails to students, it is information you need to be aware of. 

If Veteran Student Services needs any other information or documentation from you to certify for Summer 2022 or Fall 2022 courses, we will contact you by phone or the email address you provide in the Veteran Course Confirmation Form. 

Certifications are submitted to the VA starting at the beginning of each semester. If a request is received prior to the start of the semester, the request will be held until it can be processed. For additional assistance with this process, please contact our office by email at

Additional Veterans Resources at OU

OU Student Veterans Association (SVA) creates a culture of trust and connectedness where students, both on and off campus, work together to achieve their academic and personal goals. Additional information can be found at OU’s SVA chapter website can be found at

OU Veterans Support Alliance is an organization comprised of faculty and staff volunteers committed to creating a positive and supportive learning environment to help students achieve academic excellence and personal success. More information can be found at


Students are encouraged to view Veteran Student Services FAQ. Students with specific questions about their VA benefits may contact our VA staff via email at* or by telephone at (405) 325-4308.

*Note: is not a division of the Veteran's Administration. Please see above for the Department of Veteran's Affairs contact infomation.