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Veterans Services

Welcome to the Veteran Services Office.  Our office is grateful to you for your service to our country and provides the services you need to successfully complete your educational goals at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

The University currently offers over 60-degree plans and options that are approved for veteran benefits funding.  Our School Certifying Official can assist you with general program information and eligibility information and serves as a liaison between veteran students/dependents and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).

Veteran Services Location

The Veteran Services Office is in the Administration Building, Room 105, and offers a dedicated area for veteran students/dependents to meet with the School Certifying Official. For more information contact:

Veteran Services Office
Administration Building, Room 105
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
425 W. University
Durant OK  74701
Phone: 580-745-2174
Email: veterans@se.edu

Confirmation of Enrollment Form

Interested in using your GI Bill® at SE?  Learn the requirements for receiving your education benefits.

If you have never applied for the GI Bill® Open Close

Apply online: https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage

Call 1-888-GI BILL® [1-888-442-4551]

Visit your nearest VA regional office to apply in person.
Muskogee, OK – 1(888-442-4551)

Make an appointment with SE’s VA School Certifying Official
Veteran Services Office
Schedule an Appointment

After you have applied:

Your application for the GI Bill® may take thirty days or more for the VA to process. Once your application has been accepted, the VA will send you a Certificate of Eligibility (COE).  The (COE) will include the type of Education Benefit you are receiving and how many months you are eligible to receive the benefit.

Not sure which benefit is right for you? Check out the VA GI Bill® Comparison Tool here.

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Montgomery GI Bill® – Chapter 30

  • If you are receiving the Montgomery GI Bill® benefit, the VA requires you to verify your attendance every month you are enrolled. Verify your school attendance through the W.A.V.E (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) portal (https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do)  or call 1(877-VA-ECERT)

Post 9/11 GI Bill® – Chapter 33

Survivors and Dependents Assistance Program – Chapter 35      

Select Reserves – Chapter 1606            

  • If you are receiving the Montgomery Select Reserves GI Bill® benefit, the VA requires you to verify your attendance every month you are enrolled.
  • Verify your school attendance through the W.A.V.E (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) portal (https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do)  or call 1(877-VA-ECERT)

Veteran Readiness and Employment – Chapter 31 https://www.va.gov/careers-employment/vocational-rehabilitation/how-

New Freshman Student Open Close

Congratulations on your decision to start your education journey!  You can apply for your GI Bill® benefits before admittance to SE or enrollment in classes.   We encourage you to apply early, VA may take a few weeks to process your application.

Have you been admitted to the University?
Admission Requirements: https://www.se.edu/admission/undergrad-requirements/
Apply here.

  • If you have been admitted, you will need to submit a copy of your acceptance letter to the School Certifying Official (SCO).

Have you selected a degree plan?
Select a degree plan here.

  • If you have chosen a degree plan, you will need to submit a copy of the degree plan to the School Certifying Official (SCO).

Have you met with an advisor? Have you enrolled in courses?
Find an advisor and enroll here.
Note: The admission process and enrollment in classes must be complete before the University can certify your enrollment.

New Transfer Student Open Close

Welcome to SE! We look forward to helping you achieve your degree!

Have you been admitted to the University?
Transfer Admission Requirements: https://www.se.edu/admission/transfer-students/
Apply here.

  • If you have been admitted, you will need to submit a copy of your acceptance letter to the School Certifying Official (SCO).

Have you selected a degree plan?
Choose a degree plan here.

  • If you have chosen a degree plan, you will need to submit a copy of the degree plan to the School Certifying Official (SCO).

Have you met with an advisor? Have you enrolled in courses?
Find an advisor and enroll here.
Note: The admission process and enrollment in classes must be complete before the        University can certify your enrollment.

Have you used your GI Bill® benefits at another school?

  • If you have used your GI Bill® benefits at another school, you will need to submit a Form 22-1995 – Request for Change of Program or Place of Training here.

Did you receive Financial Aid at another school?  You can transfer your FAFSA to SE!
Student aid does not automatically transfer from school to school.  Transferring your FAFSA to SE is simple.  Login into your account at FAFSA.gov https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa and select the option to “Make FAFSA Corrections”, select school codes, select Southeastern’s code (003179), click submit.

If you need more information contact, Financial Aid, financialaid@se.edu, Administration Building, Room 103, or 580-745-2186.

Returning Student Open Close

Welcome back to SE! We look forward to helping you achieve your degree!

Returning Students Requirements: https://www.se.edu/admission/returning-student-admission/
Apply here.

  • If you have been re-admitted, you will need to submit a copy of your acceptance letter to the School Certifying Official (SCO).

Have you selected a degree plan?
Choose a degree plan here.

  • If you have chosen a degree plan, you will need to submit a copy of the degree plan to the School Certifying Official (SCO).

Have you met with an advisor? Have you enrolled in courses?
Find an advisor and enroll here.
Note: The admission process and enrollment in classes must be complete before the University can certify your enrollment.

Have you switched your GI Bill® benefits since your last attendance at SE?

  • If you have switched your GI Bill® benefits, submit a copy of your new Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the School Certifying Official (SCO).

Have you used your GI Bill® benefits at another school?

  • If you have used your GI Bill® benefits at another school, you will need to submit a Form 22-1995 – Request for Change of Program or Place of Training here.
New Graduate Student Open Close

Welcome to SE! We look forward to helping you achieve your degree!

Have you been admitted to the University?
Graduate Admission Requirements: https://www.se.edu/gus/
Apply here.

  • If you have been admitted, you will need to submit a copy of your acceptance letter to the School Certifying Official (SCO).

Have you selected a degree plan?
Choose a degree plan here.

  • If you have chosen a degree plan, you will need to submit a copy of the degree plan to the School Certifying Official (SCO).

Have you met with an advisor? Have you enrolled in courses?
Find an advisor and enroll here.
Note: The admission process and enrollment in classes must be complete before the University can certify your enrollment.

Have you used your GI Bill® benefits at another school?

  • If you have used your GI Bill® benefits at another school, you will need to submit a Form 22-1995 – Request for Change of Program or Place of Training here.
Returning Graduate Student Open Close

Welcome back to SE! We look forward to helping you achieve your degree!

Graduate Requirements: https://www.se.edu/gus/
Apply here.

  • If you have been re-admitted, you will need to submit a copy of your acceptance letter to the School Certifying Official (SCO).

Have you selected a degree plan?
Choose a degree plan here.

  • If you have chosen a degree plan, you will need to submit a copy of the degree plan to the School Certifying Official (SCO).

Have you met with an advisor? Have you enrolled in courses?
Find an advisor and enroll here.
Note: The admission process and enrollment in classes must be complete before the University can certify your enrollment.

Have you switched your GI Bill® benefits since your last attendance at SE?

  • If you have switched your GI Bill® benefits, submit a copy of your new Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the School Certifying Official (SCO).

Have you used your GI Bill® benefits at another school?

  • If you have used your GI Bill® benefits at another school, you will need to submit a Form 22-1995 – Request for Change of Program or Place of Training here.
Current Undergraduate/Graduate Student Open Close

Each semester, new or current students must complete the Confirmation of Enrollment form. This is a quick and easy online form that is sent directly to the School Certifying Official (SCO). This form lets the SCO know you are enrolled and plan to use your GI Bill® benefits for the semester.  If the form is not submitted, the SCO does not automatically certify your enrollment. This may cause delays if you are expecting funds for tuition and fees and/or monthly payments from the VA.

Confirmation of Enrollment Formhttps://www.se.edu/registrar/veterans-confirmation-of-enrollment/

Ready to start using your GI Bill® at SE?

The Veteran Services Office is honored to assist you in utilizing your GI Bill® educational benefits!

The School Certifying Official (SCO) is required to retain copies of the following documents for VA compliance and certification. Open Close
  • copy of your Acceptance Letter from the Admissions Office
  • copy of your degree plan
  • copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE).
  • copy of your DD-214, if you are a discharged veteran or a NOBE (Notice of Basic Eligibility), if you are active duty.

Need a copy of your DD-214? Download a copy here.

How do I submit my documents to the School Certifying Official (SCO)? Open Close

The required documents may be emailed to the Veteran’s Services Office at veterans@se.edu or by mail, 425 W. University Blvd., Durant, OK, 74701.

Have you enrolled and submitted your documents to the School Certifying Official? Open Close

Each semester, new or current students must complete the Confirmation of Enrollment form.  This is a quick and easy online form that is sent directly to the School Certifying Official (SCO).  This form lets the SCO know you are enrolled and plan to use your GI Bill® benefits for the semester.  If the form is not submitted, the SCO does not automatically certify your enrollment. This may cause delays if you are expecting funds for tuition and fees and/or monthly payments from the VA.

Confirmation of Enrollment Form: https://www.se.edu/registrar/veterans-confirmation-of-enrollment/

Have you had your military service transcript evaluated for possible credit?

Submit your Joint Services Transcript (JST) to the Registrar’s Office for evaluation Open Close
  • Air Force veteran request an official transcript from AU-Community College of the Air Force be emailed to the Registrar’s Office at transcripts@se.edu.
    • AU-Community College of the Air Force transcript request https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Barnes/CCAF/Display/Article/803247/community-college-of-the-air-force-transcripts/
How does my JST credits transfer to SE? Open Close

Credit may be granted for basic training, formal service school training and courses.  The credit is granted in accordance with the recommendations of the Commission on Accreditation of Service Experiences, an agency of the American Council of Education (ACE). For more information regarding your military transcript evaluation, contact the Registrar’s Office, registrar@se.edu, Administration Building, Room 100, or 580-745-2165.

SE offers additional opportunities to help finance your degree.

Have you applied for Financial Aid? You may qualify for both Financial Aid and GI Bill® Benefits! Open Close

Financial aid is administered by the federal government. By applying you may qualify for federal, state, and or institutional loans and scholarships in addition to your GI Bill® benefits.

We encourage you to apply early since there may be deadlines for submitting your application and granting awards.

FAFSA Deadlines Dates (https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa#deadlines)

SE Deadline Dates (https://www.se.edu/financial-aid/important-deadlines/)

Have questions? Check out the militarybenefits.info website for useful tips and information. (https://militarybenefits.info/fafsa-veteran-education-benefits/)

Ready to apply?  FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid https://www.military.com/education/money-for-school/federal-student-aid.html