U.S. Military and Uniformed Service Members

Active Uniformed Service/Discharged or Released from Active Uniformed Service for whom Oklahoma is the Home of Record

The following shall be eligible for in-state status upon verification of documentation submitted with the Petition for In-State Residency:

  • Members of the uniformed services, along with their dependent children and spouse, who provide evidence that they are full-time active duty status of more than thirty (30) days in the uniformed services stationed in Oklahoma or temporarily present through military orders. Further, when members of the armed services are transferred out-of-state, the member, their spouse and dependent children shall continue to be classified as in-state as long as they remain continuously enrolled. (G)
  • Regardless of the residency of the student, dependent children or spouse of a person who is currently serving as a member of the active uniformed services of the United States on full-time active duty status of more than thirty (30) days for whom Oklahoma is the home of record. (H)
  • Person, or dependent children or spouse of a person, who was discharged or released from a period of not fewer than ninety (90) days of active uniformed service and less than five (5) years before the date of enrollment in the course(s) concerned and for whom Oklahoma is the home of record. (J)
  • Former full-time active uniformed services personnel who remain in Oklahoma after their service may retain their in-state status without the 12 month requirement if they establish domicile as defined in this policy. (I-4)

Discharged or Released from Active Uniformed Service (Regardless of the Home of Record)

Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act

Pursuant to Title 70, O.S., Section 3247 (as amended), the following is compliant with the eligibility criteria prescribed in the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014.

A student who files with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center a letter of intent (PDF) to establish residence in the state and who resides in the state while enrolled at OUHSC 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, less than five (5) years before the date of enrollment in the course(s) concerned, 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; (J)
    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, and enrolls in the course(s) concerned within five (5) years of the date the related person was discharged or released from a period of not fewer than ninety (90) days of active duty uniformed services. (K)

You may obtain a copy of your DD214 through eBenefits at https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage.

Military Reserve Member on Full-Time Active Duty

Regardless of the residency of the student, dependent children or a spouse of a person who is currently serving as a member of the military reserve on full-time active duty of more than thirty (30) days and for whom Oklahoma is the home of record shall be eligible for in-state status. (M)

Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)

A student shall be eligible for in-state status regardless of the residency of the student, if the student is a person who is participating in or has received a partial or full scholarship from the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps, Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps or the Navy/Marines Reserve Officers' Training Corps. “Participating” is defined as any student who is fully and actively participating in all aspects of the ROTC program (class, physical fitness training, leadership training (lab). (E)

Fry Scholarship

A student entitled to VA benefits by virtue of a relationship to a person who died in the line of duty while serving in the active duty uniformed services shall be eligible for in-state status regardless of residency. (B-3)

Waiver of Tuition for Prisoners of War, Persons Missing in Action, and Their Dependents

a resident of the state of Oklahoma at the time he or she entered service of the United States Armed Forces or whose official residence is within the state of Oklahoma and who, while in the United States Armed Forces, has been declared to be a prisoner of war or a person missing in action as established by the Secretary of Defense. A “dependent” means any child whose parent served as a prisoner of war or was declared by the United States Armed Forces to be a person missing in action. A dependent child ceases to be eligible for benefits when he/she turns twenty-four (24) years old.

Waiver for Dependents of Oklahoma Peace Officers, Fire Fighters and Emergency Medical Technicians Title 70, O. S. 2005 Supp., § 3218.7, Title 63, O.S. 2005 Supp., § 1-2505

Oklahoma Peace Officer, Fire Fighter or Emergency Medical Technician who has given their life in the line of duty. A dependent ceases to be eligible for benefits when he/she turns twenty-four (24) years old.