Veterans & Military Students at OC
Transforming Military Experience into Kingdom Impact
Veterans, active duty service members and military employees, we value your dedication and service, and we want to support you in pursuing your educational goals. Oklahoma Christian University is here to guide you through the process of accessing the financial aid and educational resources you deserve.
Yellow Ribbon School
Your moral character, commitment to duty, personal courage and appetite for learning make you the model OC student. You are wanted here and great things are expected of you. If eligible, tuition and fee expenses that exceed the amounts payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® will be funded.
Supplement Your Future with a Graduate Degree
The Value of Your Degree
Our rigorous graduate courses are seven weeks in length, many of which are offered online. As a military student, you can start or stop your degree as you are deployed, duties change or whatever life hands you. We are dedicated to working with you and your unique schedule!
Industry in Oklahoma is actively seeking qualified engineers, programmers, analysts and industrial designers. Rapid growth is happening in aerospace and energy while infrastructure is being built to support a thriving technology industry.
We are preparing the leaders of tomorrow by connecting with the leaders of today. Our diverse student body succeeds with our customizable degree programs, allowing you to become the business leader you were called to be. How will you lead?
We Love ROTC
You have a heart to serve and the desire to protect and defend the people and places you love. If ROTC is the right fit for you, check out our partnerships with UCO Army ROTC and OU Air Force ROTC. You could get a full-ride scholarship after your freshman year of ROTC commitment and a room & board discount.
Ask Us Your Financial Questions
Compliance Coordinator Angela Coleman and Assistant Director of Student Financial Services April Williams are your advocates. They know the ins and outs of financial aid and what it means to be successful at OC.
Email or call if you have ANY questions about how to utilize tuition assistance, grants, loans, or scholarships!
Level Up in the Workplace
A graduate degree levels up many careers.
Tinker Air Force Base, a popular workplace for our alumni, offers tuition assistance and reimbursement. And, they may promote you once you've earned your master's degree.
Be sure to check with your employer to see what assistance and incentives they provide.
Isakson and Roe Section 1018 Requirements
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Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, adds new requirements for educational institutions participating in the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These new provisions became effective June 15, 2021, and will apply to Institutions of Higher Learning and Non-College Degree institutions beginning Aug. 1, 2021. Many of the requirements are consistent with the requirements of the Principles of Excellence, currently in Executive Order 13607; however, there are requirements in addition to those embodied in the Principles of Excellence which schools must also satisfy to maintain approval for GI Bill® participation.
Schools must provide a covered individual (a student using benefits under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, or 35 of Title 38, U.S.C., or Chapter 1606 of Title 10, U.S.C.) with a personalized shopping sheet that contains:
- More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website
College Navigator - Use the multi-year tuition calculator at a 2% “estimate” for the yearly tuition inflation rate (located under the tuition fees and estimated student expenses tab).
- OC has a 54% graduation rate.
OC has a 90% placement rate
- 73% working
- 15% continuing education
- 1% military/volunteer
- 1% not seeking
- 10% still looking
Compared to national averages:
- 20%+ higher knowledge rate
- 15% higher in employment rate
- We were 7% lower in students "still looking" for placement (where lower numbers are a good thing!)
Among schools in our region (SW):
- 16% higher in employment
- 9% lower in students still seeking employment
- Our knowledge rate nearly doubled the average for the region, which is just 41.3%
- We beat the average knowledge rate by 9%
- 9% higher in employment
Schools of similar size:
- Our knowledge rate was higher by over 10%
- We have 6% more graduates employed
Utilize your OC Financial Aid Award Package to compare your aid package with other packages offered by different educational institutions. You can retrieve your award by following the instructions below:
1. Log into your MyOC account
2. Click on Main Menu (3 white lines top right corner) and click on “Financial Aid”
3. Click on “Review and accept my financial aid award package”
By completing the OC Net Price Calculator, you will be able to estimate your costs to attend OC as well as explore the grants, scholarships, and other aid programs you may be eligible to receive. It is not intended to serve as a financial aid award notice.
A consumer planning tool and resource to assist prospective students and their families as they evaluate options in selecting a school.
A consumer tool that provides school information to include tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, and student loan default rates and features a cost calculator and school comparison tool.
A helpful tool to explore the right fit for your educational goal and benefits use.
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 at benefits.va.gov/gibill.
OC is in compliance with PL 115-407 Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018 Section 103 and will not have any policy inconsistent with 38 U.S. Code § 3679 (e).