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Resources for Student Veterans, Active-Duty Military and Their Family Members

Each year, thousands of military members take classes at Oklahoma colleges and universities. With the revamped GI Bill, veteran enrollment numbers have increased dramatically. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education encourage all active and retired service members to take full advantage of their educational benefits.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have provided the links below and on the pages to the right with the hope that they are helpful. However, the State Regents cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy or content of external pages or guarantee full access to those pages. All external links open in a new window.

If our office can be of further assistance, contact Colbi Beam at or 405.225.9308.

Educational Resources

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Oklahoma State Accrediting Agency (SAA)
The SAA is the approval authority in the state of Oklahoma of programs of education and training for those enrolled in school and job training programs under the GI Bill.

1 Student Veteran
"1 Student Veteran" offers direct assistance to student veterans who have questions or are experiencing problems accessing their GI Bill benefits.

Veterans Upward Bound
Veterans Upward Bound is designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in the core subject areas. The primary goal of the program is to increase the rate at which participants enroll in and complete postsecondary education programs. is the state's official college planning website that provides information about higher education in Oklahoma for students, educators and parents.

Show What You Know
Visit to learn how previously earned college credit, licenses, certifications, military training, advanced standing scores, and knowledge gained through other learning experiences can be applied toward a degree program.

National Guard Tuition Waiver
The Oklahoma National Guard Tuition Waiver is established as an incentive for qualified young men and women to join the Oklahoma National Guard and as a means to retain skilled, productive citizens within the state.