Veterans and Military Students are valued

members of the OTC community!


Explore the information on this site as well as other related sites, like or Army IgnitED, to learn how you may utilize your VA Education Benefits or Tuition Assistance programs. For OTC to certify enrollment to the Department of Veterans Affairs, a student must be degree seeking in an approved program leading to a Certificate, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or an Associate of Applied Science degree.

  • Connect with Veterans Upward Bound for help with all college admissions processes.
  • For information regarding VA Education Benefits, contact the Veterans Affairs Administration at 1-888-442-4551 or visit the official website at How to Apply
  • For information regarding Tuition Assistance, contact your Education Service Office (ESO). More Information

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.


Public Law 116-315, Section 1018 - College Financing Plan

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

  • In 2021 schools were notified of changes to Section 1019 regarding Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®, which may affect your eligibility for benefits.
    • When a student drops or withdraws from VA certified classes, schools must update the VA and return tuition and fees as determined by the VA as unearned.
    • The return of funds may create an outstanding student account balance with OTC, which must be paid prior to registering for future semesters.
    • Previous VA extensions in place through September 30, 2021 are not applicable to this type of debt.
    • The student may also be responsible to repay the VA their monthly housing allowance and/or book stipend.