Veteran Students

There’s a reason EOU is among the top 15% of military friendly schools nationwide. If you’re a veteran, on active duty or a member of a military family, EOU is a great fit!

EOU works to provide resources, credit for military service, scholarships and benefits for spouses and dependents. EOU is a member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges and committed to upholding the “Principles of Excellence” outlined in Executive Order 13607.

Prospective Students

STEP I: Apply for EOU Admission

Submit all official transcripts – including your Military Training Transcripts

STEP 2: Apply for Student Federal Aid

EOU Federal school code is 003193

STEP 3: Apply for military education benefits

A. Review your options for the military education benefits based on your eligibility
B. Apply online for your GI Bill® benefits
C. Contact appropriate EOU representative for support:
Dorothy Jones at djones@eou.edu – EOU Certifying Official, Chapter 33, 35, 30, 31, 1606 & 1607
Third Party Billing at thirdpartybilling@eou.edu  – Military Tuition Assistance, Chapter’s 31 & 33

STEP 4: Admitted? Congrats! Connect with your academic adviser:

A. On campus students here
B. Online Students: Kerry Thompson at kjthompson@eou.edu, Military/Veterans Coordinator

New/Transfer Students

Have you already applied for your VA benefits or used them elsewhere?

Contact Dorothy Jones – Certifying Official OR Kerry Thompson-Military/Veteran
Coordinator
to provide your Certificate of Eligibility letter, Enrollment Verification form,
Rights & Responsivities form and any other benefit related documents

Complete the CHANGE OF PROGRAM OR PLACE OF TRAINING form appropriate to the
benefit you are using i.e. form 22-1995 or 22-5495

Chapter 31 recipients: Your case manager will generate a PO that is sent to EOU approving your benefits.
After it is received, you will be certified for the appropriate term. Please submit a signed Rights & Responsibilities form. (link to forms section)

Continuing Students

You have a VA file @ EOU and are receiving benefits

Each term or for entire academic year you MUST complete the Enrollment
Certification Notification form
and return to the School Certifying Official. If you don’t,
you WILL NOT BE CERTIFIED for the term.

Complete and submit a PSL if you are taking additional classes at another
institution for the same term. Must be submitted prior to start of term.

Who to contact

Dorothy Jones

EOU Veterans Certifying Official,
[VA certification of all chapters, use of benefits, general GI Bill® questions]
Inlow Hall 105 – Registrar’s Office
djones@eou.edu
541-962-3607
Fax: 541-962-3799

Kimberly Zollman

(Third Party Billing / Military Tuition Assistance)
Inlow Hall, 101G – Student Accounts
thirdpartybilling@eou.edu
541-962-3306
Fax: 541-962-3872

Kerry Thompson

Military/Veteran Coordinator [Advisor & VA work-study supervisor]
kjthompson@eou.edu
541-289-2841

VA Muskogee Regional Processing Center

Education Benefits questions: 1-888-442-4551 7a-7p M-F Central time
www.benefits.va.gov/
Debt Management Center: 1-800-827-0648

Monthly Verification of Attendance (Ch. 30, 1606): 1-877-823-2378 or online at https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do

Other VA Benefits: 1-800-827-1000

Needing Information?

Check out our recourses page that includes information about assistance, benefits and compliance

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