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Veteran's Affairs

Veteran's Benefits

OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE is approved for certification of students eligible to receive educational assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA). The phone number for the VA School Certifying Official, Cheryl Sargent is 417.626.1234 ext 2017 or email sargent.cheryl@occ.edu.

Below are chapters under which you may qualify: For details of eligibility please see the GI Bill website.

Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty
Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Chapter 32 - Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
Chapter 33 - Post 9/11 GI Bill
Chapter 35 - Dependent or Spouse of 100% Disabled or Deceased Veterans (Service Connected)
Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve/National Guard
Chapter 1607 - Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) 

To apply for education benefits or if you are a transfer student and need to change your school or program go to VONAPP.

To check the status of benefits go to eBenefits.

 

85/15 Rule

The Code of Federal Regulations (38 CFR 21.4201) states VA shall not approve the enrollment of any VA-eligible person, not already enrolled, in any course for any period during which more than 85 percent of the students enrolled in the course are having all or part of their tuition, fees, or other charges paid to or for them by an Educational Institution or VA. Please contact the VA School Certifying Official, Cheryl Sargent, for details and to see if the program you are interested in is eligible.

 

Veteran's Responsibilities 

Federal regulations require a student to be seeking a degree/certificate in order to be eligible for veteran's benefits. Students must only take classes that apply to their degree/certificate. Any other classes taken will not be certified for payment. Please refer to the OCC Catalog for information on eligible classes for your program.

You must notify the OCC Financial Aid Office if you add or drop a course, change your degree program, change your address, or withdraw from classes.

If you do not make satisfactory academic progress, you may be placed on probation or suspension from veteran's benefits.

The DVA requires OCC to give prior credit for any previous education you may have received. Official academic transcripts from each previous college you have attended must be on file in the OCC Registrar's Office. Veteran's benefits can be certified for only two semesters without official academic transcripts being on file. Any subsequent semesters of attendance will not be certified for payment until the required academic transcripts have been received and evaluated by the Registrar's Office.

Veteran's benefits cannot be used to defer tuition and fees at OCC. Payments are made directly to the student and are paid for the previous month's attendance. For example, payment due for attendance in September will be not be received until October.

Students using Chapter 30, 1606 and 1607 must verify their enrollment each month at www.gibill.va.gov/wave or by calling 877-823-2378.

If you have any questions concerning your financial aid, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us.  

Phone: 417.626.1234 (X2017) or (X2027)
Toll Free Phone: 1.800.299.4622
Email: FinAid@OCC.edu