VETERANS & MILITARY SERVICES

Veterans and Military Servicemembers are a valued part of the OTC community!

Students who are eligible for VA Education and Training benefits should explore the information provided here and other related sites. In order for enrollment to be certified to the Department of Veterans Affairs, a student must be enrolled in an approved program leading to a Certificate, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or an Associate of Applied Science degree, and the student must request certification each term they wish to use benefits.

For information regarding your eligibility, contact the Veterans Affairs Administration at:
1-888-442-4551 or visit the official website at How to Apply

 

 

Note: In accordance with Section 103 of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Ozarks Technical Community College will not penalize, by means of late fees or denial of access to classes, libraries or facilities, student veterans that are unable to meet their financial obligations as a result of delayed disbursement of payment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Public Law 116-315, Section 1019 - - Overpayments and Debts

  • As of March 4, 2021, schools were notified of changes with Post 9/11 GI Bill.  These changes are retroactive to January 5, 2021 and impact both the college and the student.
  • What this means for you:
    • When a student drops or withdraws from classes that were certified for VA benefits, OTC will now be responsible for collecting unearned tuition and/or fee benefits from each student, and refund the amount directly to the VA.  This outstanding debt must be repaid to OTC by the student.
    • College policy requires such debt to be paid prior to registering for future semesters; therefore, the previous VA extensions in place through September 30, 2021 are not applicable to this type of debt (tuition and fees).  Students will receive a notification from OTC indicating the outstanding debt due date.
    • Section 1019 only changes the tuition and fee debt procedure. When a student drops or withdraws from classes certified for VA benefits, the student will remain responsible for repayment of monthly housing allowance (MHA), books and supplies directly to the VA.  VA collection of student MHA and book/supply debt remains extended until September 30, 2021.
  • If you have questions or would like additional clarification, please feel free to contact us at gibill@otc.edu .