Veterans Educational Benefits
Military veterans and their dependents attending Tulsa Community College will benefit from a full-time office of Veterans Services at Metro Campus that is ready to assist those receiving educational benefits under the following chapters of Title 38 U.S. Code.
Tulsa Community College maintains a full-time office of Veterans Services at Metro Campus, room MC1003, for the convenience of veterans and their dependents attending school. We at TCC are very proud of the service you, our veterans, have given and the sacrifices you and your family have made. We have set aside space on each campus for a study area designed for you, the vet. In these resource centers, you will find a quiet place to study with computers. There are many brochures with information on all the vet services in our community. The staff in the Veteran Services department is eager to help you in any way we can.
Tulsa Community College support is available by phone or email, as well as Zoom - Contact Veteran Services by phone or email to schedule an appointment for the Zoom Room.
Walk-in Zoom Room
Walk-in appointments for the Zoom Room are no longer available. Contact Veteran Services by phone or email to schedule an appointment for the Zoom Room.
TCC Metro Campus MC1003
GI BILL® Instructions For Returning Students
For Spring 2023, we are asking all veterans utilizing the GI BILL® to do the following:
- Enroll in classes with Academic Advising. Your classes must fall under your degree program to be certified by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
- Please scan and submit the following VA Enrollment Form to TCCVeteranServices@tulsacc.edu.
- If you are a new student at Tulsa Community College please scan and email your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) if you have not received a COE please apply for benefits at VA.gov.
These documents are all that we are requesting. Our office will retrieve your degree audit and submit your enrollment to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
Please check your email. We will be contacting you if any more information is needed.
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 Web site.
Procedures for Students Enrolling for the First Time
- Apply for Admission to TCC
- Apply for or Transfer Education Benefits
- Talk to a TCC Academic Advisor and obtain a degree audit. New students will need to attend new student orientation.
- Enroll in classes
- To save your class schedule, within a day of registering for classes you must fill out the VA Enrollment Form.
- You must also provide the following:
- Certificate of Eligibility
- A copy of your NOBE (for first-time Guard members only)
- Request a Joint-Service Transcript or CCAF transcript (which must be submitted to a TCC Enrollment Service office or a TCC Answer Center)
- Complete a FAFSA and the TCC Scholarship Application for additional financial aid including grants, loans, and scholarships.
Veterans pursuing concurrent enrollment at more than one college or university may do so but must coordinate with Veterans Services at both institutions to ensure proper certification. All courses taught by TCC, regardless of campus, are approved by the same college and are not concurrent enrollments.
TCC complies with the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding (DOD-MOU). The information provided below is relevant to prospective and current military students. We assist prospective and current military students in understanding federal education benefits, and who to contact regarding their tuition assistance.
Military Tuition Assistance Application Process
Each military branch has its own Tuition Assistance(TA) application form and procedures. To find out how to get started, visit your local installation Education Services Officer, go online to a virtual Education Services Officer or select your branch from the following list:
Prior to your course enrollment, you may be required to develop an education plan or complete a TA orientation. Be sure to keep the following important information in mind when you apply:
- Military tuition assistance may only be used to pursue degree programs at colleges and universities in the United States that are regionally or nationally accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. A quick way to check a school's accreditation is by visiting the Department of Education.
- Your service’s Education Services Officer must approve your military tuition assistance before you enroll in a course
Recruitment and Compensation
Tulsa Community College does not, and has never, conducted fraudulent or aggressive recruiting on or off military installations or in any other venue, nor do we misrepresent ourselves, our programs, or our mission. We do not pay incentive compensation to anyone for recruiting actions. We meet all state authorization requirements and perform yearly program auditing conducted by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education as outlined in the OSRHE Policy and Procedures Manual - Chapter 3 Academic Affairs.
Return of Unearned Tuition Assistance Funds
Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded.
To comply with the Department of Defense policy, Tulsa Community College will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based on when a student stops attending. These funds are returned to the military service branch.
In instances when a service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, Tulsa Community College will work with the affected Service Member to identify solutions that will not result in student debt for the returned portion.
Point of Contact
Veterans Resource Center
Supporting our veterans for their invaluable service and immeasurable sacrifice.
Veterans are an important part of the student body at TCC. To better serve these people and their dependents, TCC has developed a Veterans Resource Center located at our four main TCC campuses. The resource center provides information for veterans seeking to enhance their future through higher education. Students and/or Veterans should contact a Student Life office regarding location and hours of operation.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Education Service:
Official website of the Department of Veterans Affairs Education Service. Chapter 30 and Chapter 1606 students should do their monthly enrollment verification. To verify enrollment visit the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE).
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Regional Processing Office (RPO) in Muskogee:
Official website of the Muskogee Regional Processing Office, U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Processing The Muskogee RO is VA's largest processing site for GI Bill education benefits, responsible for more than half of all VA Education benefits administered.
Community College of the Air Force:
Home page of the Community College of the Air Force. Go to this site for a copy of your CCAF transcript.
City of Tulsa Veterans Resources:
Home page of the City of Tulsa Veterans Resources. Go to this site for information on Veterans Affairs in Tulsa and Oklahoma.
This website covers what VA loans are, their benefits, how to apply for one, special protections against foreclosure, etc.
Dental Care Resources for Veterans:
Active duty and retired veterans deserve nothing but the best when it comes to their benefits.