Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits

OU Extended Campus is committed to helping veterans, active duty personnel, and dependents to utilize their G.I. Bill® education benefits. Our Veterans Affairs (VA) 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.

Apply for Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits

Students who have not yet applied for VA benefits can apply here, https://www.vets.gov/education/apply/.

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, https://www.vabenefits.vba.va.gov.

Documents

Please provide us with a copy of your VA education Certificate of Eligibility (COE). The VA will send you a copy of your COE after you apply for benefits, change your school information, or use your benefits. To send us a copy, log in at https://va.outreach.ou.edu/ with your OUNetID (4+4) and password. Click, “Add Certificate” and upload the appropriate file.

How to Request Certification for Payment by the VA

Each term, after course enrollment is completed, log in at https://va.outreach.ou.edu/ using your OUNetID (4+4) and password, and follow the steps below: 

  1. Click "Add Request" under the Benefits Request header.
  2. Select the semester for which you are requesting benefits.
  3. Click the checkbox next to each class that you want certified for payment by the VA.
  • If you have chosen to use TA Top-Up, click the checkbox labeled, “Using TA”. 
  1. Save our request to submit.

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 va@ou.edu.

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 http://www.ou.edu/content/veterans/student-veterans-association.html. OU’s SVA chapter website can be found at http://svaoklahoma.wixsite.com/ousva.

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 http://www.ou.edu/veterans.html.

Questions

Students are encouraged to view our FAQ page. Students with specific questions about their VA benefits may contact our VA staff via email at va@ou.edu or by telephone at (405) 325-1022 or 1-800-522-0772.