Administrative Leadership

OU Extended Campus at the University of Oklahoma is a leader in nontraditional education with more than 50 years of experience in combining innovation and flexibility to support the educational needs of our military students worldwide. As a non-profit college, OU Extended Campus is dedicated to providing servicemembers, and their dependents, a quality education experience.

OU Extended Campus offers a military tuition waiver to all non-resident students who are affiliated with the military or the Department of Defense (DOD).

Please see our Tuition and Fees page for current rates with the military tuition waiver:

Qualifications

All non-resident students desiring non-resident military tuition waivers must submit separate evidence of military affiliation. This is done by uploading the required documentation to OU Extended Campus Exemption Application.

Servicemembers stationed in the state of Oklahoma (based upon when they apply for admission and provide evidence of full-time active duty service) will be classified, upon admission in OU Extended Campus, as in-state status along with their spouse and dependent children. If servicemembers are transferred out-of-state, the member, their spouses and dependent children shall continue to be classified as in-state as long as they remain continuously enrolled.

Former full-time active military personnel who remain in Oklahoma after their service may retain their in-state status without the 12-month requirement if they establish a domicile.

Documentation

You should upload your military service documentation at OU Extended Campus Exemption Application when you enroll for your first course. Your credentials are valid until your military status changes - you do not have to upload new credentials in subsequent semesters. Contact Emily Arias if you need any assistance.

Email: earias@ou.edu

Phone: (405) 325-9032

Processing

All military tuition waivers and TA are processed after the free-drop period for each session to ensure schedule accuracy. Students may receive a bill for the total cost of tuition and fees from the Office of the Bursar before OU Extended Campus has processed the forms. This is common and not a cause for alarm — OU Extended Campus will apply all billing, waivers and TA as soon as possible each semester.

List of Persons EligibleRequired Documentation
Active Duty Military Member
(USA, USAF, USN, USMC, USCG)
DD214, Copy of Orders, Leave and Earning Statement, or other proof of service (if not receiving TA) - or TA form
Active Duty Military Member SpouseDD214, Copy of Orders, Leave and Earning Statement, or other proof of service
Retired Military MemberDD214, Copy of Orders, Leave and Earning Statement, or other proof of service - or DD Form 2 (Retired)
Retired Military Member SpouseDD214, Copy of Orders, Leave & Earning Statement, or other proof of service
Department of Defense Civilian EmployeeDOD Civilian ID Card
Department of Defense Civilian Employee SpouseLetter from military organization
Military Department Civilian EmployeeMilitary Service Civilian ID Card
Military Department Civilian Employee SpouseLetter from military organization
Contractors on a Military InstallationLetter from contracting military organization
Full-time National Guard (Other than Oklahoma)DD214, Copy of Orders, Leave and Earning Statement, or other proof of service
Full-time National Guard (Other than Oklahoma) SpouseLetter from National Guard Unit
Retired National Guard (Other than Oklahoma)DD214, Copy of Orders, Leave and Earning Statement, or other proof of service
Retired National Guard (Other than Oklahoma) SpouseDD214, Copy of Orders, Leave and Earning Statement, or other proof of service
Full-time Military Reserve (Other than Oklahoma)DD214, Copy of Orders, Leave and Earning Statement, or other proof of service
Full-time Military Reserve (Other than Oklahoma) SpouseLetter from Military Reserve Unit
Veterans who served in war zonesDD-214 listing service
Other federal government agencies serving on military stations or with military unitsFederal ID Card and letter form military organization
Other government agencies as deemed appropriate by the Dean/Associate Dean of the College, i.e. USPSCase-by-case basis

 

OU Extended Campus welcomes students who have served or are still serving our country and are now looking toward their education future.

Veteran’s Benefits and Tuition Rates

Veterans and servicemembers may be eligible for military tuition rates and will need to check with an advisor after admission to OU Extended Campus.

Detailed information about the veteran's education benefits and application process is available from Veterans Administration Education and the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP).

Veteran’s Questions

Students with specific questions about the VA program at OU may contact one of the individuals listed below in the OU Extended Campus Admissions and Records office:

Gail Maucere – Serving last names A-L
 va@ou.edu

Charles Wantland – Serving last names M-Z
 va@ou.edu

OU Veteran's Handbook

Emily Arias
Military Tuition Assistance
Email: earias@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-2688

Russ Tresner
Military Compliance Coordinator
Email: rtresner@ou.edu
Phone: (405) 325-1250

How do I start taking classes as a military service member?
Contact your Installation Education Center and speak with an Education Counselor (ESO); and visit the New College Application for Admission page. 

When do I get my official degree plan?
After you have been fully admitted to the University of Oklahoma, an academic advisor will complete a degree plan using all of the transcripts you have submitted for evaluation of transfer credit. 

When will my military Tuition Assistance be processed?
After the add/drop period, one week after the beginning of the term for eight-week terms and two weeks after the beginning of the term for 16-week classes. 

How much credit will I get for my military training?
Each individual is evaluated on a case-by-case basis using all military transcripts that are provided. There is no standard block of credit for a branch of service or a specific military position. 

What do I need to do to get the military waiver?
You must submit documentation as specified in the 'Military Tuition Waiver Information' section of this page above. 

When must I submit my tuition assistance form?
Prior to the start of the term but no later than the last day of add drop. Depending on your branch of the service you may not get tuition assistance if you have not requested it through your branch of service prior to the first day of class.

Service members should contact their respective Education Service Office for guidance in following the correct procedures for enrollment in an OU Extended Campus program.

Tuition Assistance

Air Force Tuition Assistance - Active duty service members may request Tuition Assistance by contacting their Base Education Office to request Tuition Assistance forms.

The G.I. Bill® - Students who are eligible for the G.I. Bill® and plan on using the education benefits should follow the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines.

Transfer Credit

Enlisted members may qualify for undergraduate transfer credit for military training and will need to provide official transcripts from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) to determine undergraduate credit eligibility.

A comprehensive list of courses eligible for transfer credit is available by visiting the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide and searching for specific courses.

Service members should contact their respective Education Service Office for guidance in following the correct procedures for enrollment in an OU Extended Campus) program.

Tuition Assistance

Army Tuition Assistance - Active duty service members may request Tuition Assistance at GoArmyEd.com or by contacting their respective Army Education Counselor.

The G.I. Bill® - Students who are eligible for the G.I. Bill® and plan on using the education benefits should follow the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines.

Transfer Credit

Enlisted members may qualify for undergraduate transfer credit for military training and will need to provide an official Joint Services Transcript* to determine undergraduate credit eligibility.

A comprehensive list of courses eligible for transfer credit is available by visiting the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide and searching for specific courses.

*Note: Previously Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS)

Using GoArmyEd

Common Application

If you have not already done so:

  1. Complete the online Common Application at GoArmyEd.
  2. If prompted as a new student, complete a "Tuition Assistance Statement of Understanding" (SOU) for review by an Army Education Counselor.
  3. Meet with an Army Education Counselor to complete and activate the Common Application*.

* Note: Ensure the "The University of Oklahoma—OU Extended Campus" is indicated as the academic institution and the degree program is noted appropriately.

Enrollment & Tuition Assistance

After the Common Application has been completed and activated in the GoArmyEd Portal, and the student has been admitted to the degree program, they may begin to enroll. Students must enroll through the OU online enrollment system (ONE) before enrolling in courses through GoArmyEd.

  1. If you have not already done so, create an OU password and email account.
  2. Enroll in PACS classes through ONE*.
  3. Finalize class enrollment at GoArmyEd for tuition payment through the GoArmyEd system.

If you are having trouble finding and enrolling in a course, please contact your Army Education Counselor (AEC) or Education Services Officer (ESO).

*Note: Select Liberal Studies as the Campus and then select the term you are enrolling in (ex. Summer, Fall or Spring).

Service members should contact their respective Education Service Office for guidance in following the correct procedures for application and enrollment in an OU Extended Campus program.

OU Extended Campus has programs designed to meet the needs of mobile Coast Guard members and their families. OU Extended Campus provides students the opportunity to enroll in a variety of undergraduate courses, as well as the core courses for the B.A and M.A. in Administrative Leadership.

Tuition Assistance

Coast Guard Tuition Assistance - Service members may be eligible for Tuition Assistance and should contact their respective Education Services Officer to learn more.

The G.I. Bill® - Students who are eligible for the G.I. Bill® and plan on using the education benefits should follow the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines.

Transfer Credit

Enlisted members may qualify for undergraduate transfer credit for military training and will need to provide an official Joint Services Transcript to determine undergraduate credit eligibility.

A comprehensive list of courses eligible for transfer credit is available by visiting the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide and searching for specific courses.

Service members should contact their respective Education Service Office for guidance in following the correct procedures for application and enrollment in an OU Extended Campus program.

Tuition Assistance

Marine Tuition Assistance - Service members may be eligible for Tuition Assistance and should contact their respective Education Services Officer to learn more.

The G.I. Bill® - Students who are eligible for the G.I. Bill® and plan on using the education benefits should follow the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines.

Transfer Credit

Enlisted members may qualify for undergraduate transfer credit for military training and will need to provide an official Joint Services Transcript* to determine undergraduate credit eligibility.

A comprehensive list of courses eligible for transfer credit is available by visiting the American Council on Education (ACE) Guide and searching for specific courses.

*Note: Previously Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART)

Service members should contact their respective Education Service Office for guidance in following the correct procedures for enrollment in an OU Extended Campus program.

Navy College Program for Afloat College Education - NCPACE

OU Extended Campus) has programs designed to meet the needs of Navy Service members. OU Extended Campus provides NCPACE students the opportunity to enroll in a variety of undergraduate courses, as well as the core courses for the B.A and M.A. in Administrative Leadership.

OU Navy NCPACE Office

Tuition Assistance

Navy Tuition Assistance - Active duty service members may request Tuition Assistance from the Navy College Program or by contacting their respective Navy Education Counselor.

The G.I. Bill® - Students who are eligible for the G.I. Bill® and plan on using the education benefits should follow the Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines.

ACE’s Military Guide presents credit recommendations for formal courses and occupations offered by all branches of the military. All recommendations are based on ACE reviews conducted by college and university faculty members who are actively teaching in the areas they review.

You can search for courses and occupations using:

  • ACE identification number
  • Military course number
  • Military course title
  • Training location
  • Dates completed
  • Subject and level

New courses and occupations are continually being evaluated by ACE, and these entries are added on a daily basis. The Military Guide includes all evaluated courses and occupations from 1954 to the present and is updated daily at 0200 ET.

Using this link you can review the military courses you have taken and see if there is any credit, graduate or undergraduate, associated with the military course or courses you have taken. If there is and it is not over 5 years old (for graduate credit), please contact your Academic Advisor for information on how to get the credit applied to your OU record.

Thanks to VA's new G.I. Bill® Comparison Tool, you can now find information online about Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® benefits and the schools and training programs available to education beneficiaries. Before this tool launched, estimating how much beneficiaries may receive under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefit was challenging. The new comparison tool makes it easy to estimate Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits with just one click.