National Guard Tuition Waiver
The Oklahoma National Guard Tuition Waiver is established as an
incentive for qualified young men and women to join the Oklahoma
National Guard and as a means to retain skilled, productive
citizens within the state.
A student who is a member of the Oklahoma National Guard shall be
eligible for a full resident tuition waiver, provided the student:
- Is a bona fide member of the Oklahoma National Guard at the
beginning of the semester for which he/she is applying for a
scholarship or by the scholarship application deadline determined
by the institution.
- Has been certified as a member in good standing by the Adjunct
- Is an Oklahoma resident.
- Does not currently hold a baccalaureate or graduate
- Meets all admission and retention requirements of the
The student is required to submit a Statement of Understanding and
Certificate of Basic Eligibility each semester for which he/she is
applying for the waiver. The certification form is to be signed by
a commander or representative of the Oklahoma National Guard. This
signature certifies that the student is in good standing with the
National Guard and that the National Guard member agrees to abide
by all program rules and procedures. The form is to be forwarded by
the student to the institution he/she wishes to attend by the
deadline determined by the institution.
A student meeting all of the program eligibility requirements will
be awarded a full resident tuition waiver, provided the student:
- Is enrolled in a program of study leading to an associate
degree or a baccalaureate degree.
- Is enrolled in a minimum of three hours per term.
- Has submitted a plan for the completion of his/her degree with
the Oklahoma National Guard.
- Is not a concurrently enrolled high school student.
Waivers will not be awarded for courses leading to a
certificate, continuing education courses or career technology
courses which are not counted towards a degree program at another
institution. Concurrently enrolled high school students are not
eligible for this tuition waiver. The tuition waiver is not
applicable to professional programs that do not require an earned
Amount of Award
A resident tuition waiver covers the cost of resident tuition for
all courses for which resident tuition is charged. The student is
responsible for all other fees: special course fees, student
activity and facility fees, assessment fees and others. A student
may receive a waiver for a maximum of 18 semester credit hours each
semester, for up to six years from the date of first application.
For Further Information
Oklahoma National Guard