Section 702 of the Veterans’ Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 and the Isakson and Roe Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires colleges/universities to classify eligible students using Chapter 30 Montgomery G.I. Bill®, Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment®, or Chapter 33 Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® as in-state for tuition purposes.
Both laws require students to submit a letter of intent to establish Oklahoma residence along with residing in the State of Oklahoma while enrolled at the institution. This statement may serve as the letter of intent when completed and returned to the Office of Admissions and Records.
- Reside in Oklahoma while attending OUHSC.
- Submit a letter of intent (PDF) to establish residence in the state.
- Submit a Certificate of Eligibility with entitlement or a VA Form 28-1905 for one of the bills below:
- Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill® (Active Duty)
- Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment (VRE)
- Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Veteran)
- Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Dependent – “Transfer of Entitlement”)
Supporting documents must be received and eligibility verified by the Office of Admissions and Records by the deadlines below. Documents submitted after the deadline will be reviewed for the next term. In-state reclassification (and associated in-state tuition) is not granted on a retroactive basis.
Fall - October 31
Spring - March 31
Summer - June 30
Mail, fax, or scan required documents to:
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Attn: Office of Admissions and Records
PO Box 26901, LIB 121
Oklahoma City, OK 73126
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 the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center a letter of intent 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 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;
- 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,
- 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.
- Is a recipient of the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship and is using it as a GI Bill® benefit.
Individuals who meet the requirements will maintain in-state status as long as they remain continuously enrolled at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, even if the term of benefits expire or educational assistance is exhausted under Chapters 30, 31, or 33. In-state reclassification is not granted on a retroactive basis.
The complete policy and information is located online at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (Section 3.18.7 A, B)
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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill