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.
Prospective Veteran Student Checklist
- Apply for admission to RSU
- Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to determine eligibility for financial aid. Priority filing date is March 1.
- Attend a student orientation session (R.O.A.R. DAY)
- Apply for your V.A (Veterans Affairs). education benefit (G.I. Bill) through the V.A. website Attach all supporting documents to the online application.
- Plan: This process can take 6-8 weeks (about 2 months) to receive your Certificate of Eligibility.
- Once you have received your appropriate Certificate of Eligibility, bring this document to the Veteran Affairs Coordinator. We will maintain a copy of this certificate while you are enrolled.
- If you are in the National Guard and want to use the Education Assistance Program (G.I. Bill Chapter 1606) you must complete the EAP application .
- After you have registered for classes, Submit a Enrollment Certification Request to the Veteran Affairs Coordinator each semester. This is the only way to ensure you will receive your educational benefits.
- The first time you fill out the request you will have to create an account.
- Transfer students, who received federal veteran’s benefits at another school, must complete and submit the Change of Program/Place of Training form to Military and Veteran Services.
- 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
- Once your Enrollment Certification Request has been processed by the Veteran Affairs Coordinator, you must verify your attendance each month you are enrolled in school. This will trigger your monthly payment. You can verify by phone 877-823-2378 or online at the VA WAVE (Chapters 31, 33, and 35 students are exempt).
Current Student Checklist
Maintaining your educational benefits is easy at RSU.
- Every Month: Once your Enrollment Certification Request has been processed by the Veteran Affairs Coordinator, you must verify your attendance each month you are enrolled in school. This will trigger your monthly payment. You can verify by phone at 877-823-2378 or online at the VA WAVE (Chapters 31, 33 and 35 students are exempt).
- Every Semester: Fill out an Enrollment Certification Request after you have registered for classes to collect your G.I. Bill. If your enrollment changes after you submit the Enrollment Certification Request, you must notify the Veteran Affairs Coordinator. The first time you fill it out, you will need to create an account.
- When Changing Majors, Adding/Dropping a Class: You must email the Veteran Affairs Coordinator at [email protected] and alert him of the change. Failure to do so can result in a debt owed to the V.A. or interruption in V.A. benefits.
- Every Year: Re-Apply for FAFSA® Application | Federal Student Aid.
Certification Process Checklist
- Apply for Education Benefits through VA.gov
- Complete and submit and RSU College Application
- Schedule to take the math and English Assessment if required
- Sign-up to attend orientation R.O.A.R. (required for freshman)
- Meet with an Academic Counselor to develop an Educational Plan
- Complete the FAFSA application at fafsa.gov
- Register for classes
- Fill out Enrollment Certification Request
- Meet with the Veteran Affairs Coordinator ([email protected])
- Access the college Email account
- Documents Needed:
- Academic Transcripts for previously attended higher education institutions and JST (military transcripts) must be submitted during admissions process
- DD-214 for Chapter 30, 31, 33, and 1606
- Proof of Course Registration – submit at the beginning of every term to VA coordinator at [email protected]
Additional Resources and Information
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
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; or
- 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, or
- 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; or
- 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.
- Veterans Educational Benefits
- Student Veterans Association
- Rogers State University is compliant with PL 115-407
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.