Veterans Information

Veterans Information

Our commitment to all our students means we understand that every journey presents its own challenges, and the veteran's and service member's journeys are no different. Whether you're a veteran of the United States Armed Forces or continuing to serve in the Reserves or National Guard, Oakton College is a VA-approved, veteran-friendly college ready to ensure you receive the support you need to attain the quality education you deserve.

Here, you'll find a variety of programs and resources dedicated to serving you as you have undoubtedly served us. We are committed to making applying to college easy for veterans, so if you have any questions regarding how to apply as a veteran, please contact one of our Oakton veterans representatives.

Veteran Benefits and Services Information

Transfer Credits for Military Education 
As a college that accepts military credits, Oakton can help you get even more out of your time in service by turning your military experience into transfer credits.

Military Benefits 
Learn about and apply for the benefits available to you as a veteran, including the Post-9/11 and Montgomery GI Bills, military tuition assistance and more.

Military Benefits Request Form
You must complete this important form each semester to ensure Oakton is appropriately utilizing your educational benefits.

Military Support and Assistance Services 
Explore additional resources available to you to aid in your transition to civilian life, from educational support to health resources and career assistance.

Federal and Regional Veteran Departments and Organizations 
Need to contact the Department of Veterans Affairs? See here for contacts to regional and national VA offices.

Veterans Emergency Fund Application 
Discover how this veteran college program can help you manage the unforeseen challenges that can arise during your educational journey.

Additional Veterans Financial Information 
Learn about policies and procedures related to your military benefits, as well as how to change your program of study while using your educational benefit.

Important Application Information

  • The admission process varies if you are enrolling in a Health career program, or applying as an international or concurrent student.
  • Review Transfer Credits for Military Education.
  • The Military Benefit Request Form must be completed after registering for classes.
  • After the Military Benefit Request form has been submitted and processed, a financial aid payment plan must be established before the tuition due date. Please contact the Enrollment Center if the Financial Aid EZ Payment Plan does not show up as an option on your myOakton account.

Contact Us

We're here to support you navigate these processes. Reach out to us at:

Oakton Veterans Representatives

Alexis Alvarez
Veterans Certifying Official

Elizabeth Gilbert
Veterans Certifying Official

Cecilia Gomez
Academic Advisor

Brooke Roche
Veterans Academic Advisor