Ranked #7 in the nation by Military Friendly and #21 by the Best for Vets survey by Mililtary Times, this school is very supportive of Oklahoma military and veteran students. The University of Central Oklahoma provides a full-time Veteran Student Support Office to assist students who are eligible to receive Education Benefits from the Department of Veteran Affairs. All degree plans offered by the University of Central Oklahoma have been approved by the State Accrediting Agency for payment of federal benefits. The UCO Veteran Student Support Office will certify enrollment for payment of VA Education Benefits for all students who meet eligibility criteria as set forth by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Enrollment certification is also done for students eligible for CHAMPVA (VA Civilian Health and Medical Program).
VetHERO is a department of Veteran Support Services and is designed to support the veteran student as well as the military dependent in succeeding in post-secondary education by coordinating services to address the academic, financial, physical, and social needs of veterans and veteran dependent students. VetHERO is run entirely by students participating in the VA work study program. VetHERO Opened April 26, 2012 as a collaborative effort of multiple UCO Departments. Our office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.