The Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program is designed to assist veterans in all aspects of the college admissions process and their academic success.

All services provided by VUB are free for participants, funded by a federal grant through the Department of Education. VUB participants have access to staff who provide immediate assistance with admissions, financial aid, academics, and connections to other services. We serve veterans meeting eligibility requirements and you can apply here. We also work closely with other schools to ensure a veteran’s academic success, anywhere they choose to go.

The goal of the Student Veteran Organization (SVO) is to provide connections for a smoother transition, provide connections to other veterans, and to give opportunities to participate in activities outside campus with fellow veterans. SVO works to support student veterans in finding resources which can make your experience at OTC successful and enjoyable. 

You don’t need to be a part of the Student Veterans Organization to be a part of the center. The Student Veteran Lounge is a gathering place for our OTC student veterans and veteran dependents. It’s located in the Norman K. Meyers building, first floor, room 101. It is a place to study, relax and socialize with other like-minded individuals. Whether you’re seeking homework assistance, personal support or you just want a coffee or snack, we’ve got your back!

The Veteran and Military Services Office (VMSO) recommends you connect with your College Navigator to explore your degree options and plan your courses. The VMSO can only certify courses to the VA which are required for your active degree program. Find more information about Student Success and make an appointment with a College Navigator if you need assistance.

The Veteran and Military Services Office (VMSO) recommends you connect with DSS if you think you may benefit from their services. DSS exists to help mitigate barriers that exist in an academic setting. They can provide support in your scholastic endeavors and provide resources for continued success.

Career Employment Services is designed to assist currently enrolled, prospective students, or OTC graduates in career exploration and planning. Students can participate in career counseling free of charge! OTC provides this service to help individuals who are undecided or unsure about career or college major choice.

The VA Work-Study Allowance Program offers a supplemental VA Education Benefit if you are eligible. You may be able to find a job at a nearby VA facility. Contact the VA to learn more about VA Work-Study site opportunities.

If the Veteran and Military Services Office (VMSO) has an open job at OTC, you will find more information here: We are not accepting applications at this time.

Counseling Services offers free and confidential mental health counseling to all currently enrolled OTC students. Licensed counselors provide guidance in personal, social, health, and/or psychological matters, and may make referrals to appropriate community resources to meet student needs.

We highly recommend our veterans take advantage of any opportunity for mental health services if needed or desired. You may also visit the website for more resources.

Are You in Crisis? You Have Options:

Transferring Credit to OTC:

See the information on the Registrar webpage regarding the transfer of military credit to OTC.


Military Withdrawal:

If you need to withdraw from classes due to military commitment and a call to active duty, please contact us at for procedures for applying for military withdrawal with the Registrar.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) works on behalf of American veterans by lobbying to Congress for better veterans’ health care and benefits. The VFW also maintains a nationwide organization of employees and volunteers to assist veterans with their VA disability claims.

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nations largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsoring wholesome programs in our communities. The American Legion advocates for patriotism and honor, promotes strong national security, and exhibits continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

Wounded Warrior Project is a veterans service organization offering a variety of programs and service as well as events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of 9/11/2001.

For more information about Cost of Attendance (COA) and the College Financing Plan (CFP), please see the information located here.