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Military & VA Educational Benefits

Veteran & Veteran's Dependent Educational Benefits

Ouachita is an approved institution for administering the educational benefit programs of the Veterans Administration (VA). Ouachita is committed to serving veterans and their eligible dependents and provides assistance to those qualified for benefits.

Eligibility is determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: For assistance determining veteran's benefits eligibility, contact VA Regional: Muskogee at 1-888-442-4551.

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Army ROTC/Active Army Military Educational Benefits

Ouachita students considering active military duty and/or commitment to service upon graduation may be interested in pursuing Army ROTC and Army National Guard educational benefits. Students offered tuition/fee benefits through GoArmy programs will be eligible for waived room/board expenses at Ouachita for eight semesters of study. Full details are available at

Ouachita Room & Board Waiver

Ouachita provides an eight-semester full room and board waiver for 2-4 year contracted recipients of GoArmy tuition/fee scholarships.

For more information contact:

  • Ouachita's Certifying Official, James Richards: 870-245-5584 or
  • Associate Director of Student Financial Services, Karen Matros: 870-245-5573 or

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