The Veterans Affairs School Certifying Official will provide information, as well as assistance, in the proper filing of all forms for veterans and dependents who are eligible for VA educational benefits. The office is located in the Administration Building on the Second Floor in room 251. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00Am to 5:00PM.

Veterans and dependents are encouraged to use other services and programs which include counseling, advisement, job placement, outreach, recruitment, VA paid tutoring, and VA paid-work study. The Veterans Administration Regional Office in Muskogee extends the use of a free call-in line ( 1-888-GIBILL1 or 1-888-442-4551) for all veterans and dependents who have questions pertaining to situations not expressly covered under benefits administered by the office at East Central University (ECU).

For further information concerning Veterans Affairs at ECU, please contact the Veterans Affairs School Certifying Official, Patrick Hicks, at (580) 559-5162 or via email at

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Veterans Forms:

Below you will find the links for the Veterans Agreement and Veterans intake form. These forms are mandatory for those who want to receive VA educational benefits while attending ECU. The forms will open in a word document format.