OKWU to Participate in VA Yellow Ribbon Program

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Oklahoma Wesleyan University has been approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a participating institution in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. Benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009.

Oklahoma Wesleyan is very committed to this program. As a conservative Christian university, what better way is there for OKWU to fulfill its responsibility to our culture and our community than to serve those who have served our Country?

Oklahoma Wesleyan University has been approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a participating institution in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. Benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009.

The Yellow Ribbon program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The plan allows colleges and universities in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. OKWU's participation in the program provides an opportunity for veterans interested in earning a degree at a private institution to earn a college degree with little or no out-of-pocket expenses.

Eligibility requirements include:

  •     Serving at least 36 months of active military duty after September 10, 2001;
  •     Receiving an honorable discharge from active duty for a service connected disability, and having served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;
  •     Being a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Oklahoma Wesleyan University is uniquely positioned to leverage its decades of experience of serving adults into excellent service for veterans and their families. With a variety of programs from which to choose, including online, OKWU recognizes the value of military training which can be used as college credit toward a degree.

"Oklahoma Wesleyan is very committed to this program. As a conservative Christian university, what better way is there for OKWU to fulfill its responsibility to our culture and our community than to serve those who have served our Country?" says Everett Piper, President at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. For more information on OKWU and its programs for adults, go to http://www.OKWU.edu

Oklahoma Wesleyan University is a four-year, Christian university of the liberal arts and sciences that is fully accredited by the North Central Association. OWU also receives professional accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). It is a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities as well as the Council of Independent Colleges and Universities and the Association of Oklahoma Independent Colleges and Universities.

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