East Central University is approved to offer Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits. The ECU Veterans Upward Bound Program (VUB) provides eligible veterans with admissions assistance. The ECU Veterans Student Support Services Program (VSSS) serves as a one-stop point of contact for all academic needs for eligible veterans enrolled at East Central University. VSSS services include free tutoring, priority enrollment, benefit eligibility information, assistance with financial aid applications, and much more!

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 at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

The Veterans Affairs office is the primary point of contact for veterans, active duty, reservists and National/Air guard members and their dependents. The Veteran Affairs office is located in room 113 of the Administration building. ECU’s School Certifying Official, SCO is Patrick Hicks at phone number 580-559-5162, or email at phicks@ecok.edu. The SCO can help answer questions about:

DOD Tuition Assistance (TA)

VA Education Benefits

A)    Information about VA education benefits
B)    Applying for or transferring VA benefits
C)    Ordering and evaluating JST transcripts for college credit
D)    Certifying enrollments to the VA
E)    Amending enrollments for increase/decrease in hours during term
F)    Enrollment questions and planning
G)    Liaison with VA concerning pay and tuition and fee issues

Campus Veteran Resources

Title IV funding as it relates to TA and VA benefits

Degree plans for TA and VR&E (chapter 31) students

Academic Counseling

Student Support Services (SSS) and Veteran Student Support Services (VSSS)

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Call, email, or stop by
Veterans Student Support Services
for additional information regarding these benefits.

Administration, Room 251