Welcome Active Duty
Move with a purpose at Cameron University, and take the challenge others won't. Your next mission is to pursue your college degree for career advancement or in preparation for civilian life. Active duty service members pursuing higher degrees can qualify for several financial benefits to help them with the overall cost of education with little to no out-of-pocket expense. Active duty service members who obtain a higher degree can become more competitive within their military careers in terms of advancing in pay grade or becoming eligible to be selected for officer schools. Officers in the Army tend to make salaries that are similar to mid-level executives in the civilian community. For those service members who plan to pursue civilian careers after ETSing from the armed forces, a college degree can mean the difference between a $30,000 per year job and a $60,000 per year career. You face unique challenges as an active duty service member. Let Cameron serve your educational needs while you serve our country.
Waived Application Fees for Active Duty: CU will not require active-duty Soldiers to pay an application fee. Note: When completing the CU Admissions application, if appropriate, please indicate you are active-duty status. You will need to remember the fee waiver code provided for later entry in the application process in order to receive the fee waiver for the application fee.
Waived Testing Fees for Active Duty: The Cameron University Testing Center will waive test administration fees for active duty military members for tests such as CLEP, DSST, or proctoring for other schools besides Cameron University. Active-duty military members should indicate they are active duty while registering for the exams in order to get the fee waived at the time of registration. They will also need to provide their current military ID on test day to secure the fee waiver. Click here to register.
Military Credit Evaluation: At Cameron we value your military training and award you the credit you deserve. We complete a military credit evaluation for free. Click here for more information.
Degrees & Major: Cameron University offers curricula leading to master's, bachelor's, and associate degrees. Click here for more information.
Course Offerings: Click here for more information.
Tuition Assistance: Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard and Space Force. If an eligible service member is planning to use TA, CU will enroll the student only after the TA is approved by the individual's service.
For resources available at the Fort Sill Education Center, located at 4700 Mow Way Road, 5th Floor, please call 580.442.3201 to visit with an Army Guidance Counselor. You may also access their website here: Ft. Sill Education Center
Active-Duty Service members wanting to utilize tuition assistance (TA) must speak with their Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within their Military Service prior to enrolling at Cameron University.
Please contact Renee Roach, Registrar, for tuition assistance questions at email@example.com or 580.581.2231.
Tuition Assistance Top-Up: Does your college tuition cost more than what’s covered by the Department of Defense (DoD) Tuition Assistance (TA) program? Find out if you can get more money to help pay for school through the Tuition Assistance Top-Up program. Click here for more information.
Cameron University's Veteran Affairs Office: Cameron University is certified by the Oklahoma State Accrediting Agency to the Veterans Administration (VA) as an approved training institution for certain veterans, eligible dependents or survivors and active service members who qualify for federally-enacted education benefits administered by the VA. Click here for more information.
Active-Duty Military using VA benefits: If you're serving on active duty in the United States uniformed services, including active National Guard and Reserve with federal pay, you may be eligible for VA benefits both during service and after separation or retirement. Click here for more information
Military Graduate Students: Undergraduate courses are paid at a different rate than graduate level courses. Nine hours of graduate level courses in a 16 week term is considered full-time. Four semester hours of graduate level credit is full-time in an eight week term. Click here for more information.
Benefit Chapter Information: GI Bill® benefits help you pay for college, graduate school, and training programs. Since 1944, the GI Bill® has helped qualifying Veterans and their family members get money to cover all or some of the costs for school or training. Click here for more information.
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Important External Links:
Free Tutoring: Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, is a program that provides on-demand, online tutoring and homework help at no cost to eligible service members, civilian personnel, and their dependents. With live, expert tutors available 24/7, military-connected students can receive academic help at their moment of need—anywhere they have an internet connection. Click here for more information.
Joint Services Transcript: The JST is the Joint Services Transcript that has replaced the Coast Guard Institute Transcript, the Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS) and the Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART). JST is an academically accepted document approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) to validate a service members military occupational experience and training along with the corresponding ACE college credit recommendations. Click here for more information.
Pat Tillman Scholarship: The Pat Tillman Foundation identifies remarkable military service members, veterans and spouses, empowering them with academic scholarships, lifelong leadership development opportunities and a diverse, global community of high-performing mentors and peers. These scholars are making an impact as they lead through action in the fields of healthcare, business, public service, STEM, education and the humanities. Click here for more information.
Folds of Honor Scholarships: Lt Col Rooney has committed his life – through the Folds of Honor – to provide scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. Jacob Bucklin became the first Folds of Honor scholarship recipient in 2007. Click here for more information.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs: VA education benefits help Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with needs like paying college tuition, finding the right school or training program, and getting career counseling. Learn how to apply for and manage the education and training benefits you've earned. Click here for more information.
Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs: The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs provides resources and services to military veterans residing in the state of Oklahoma including assistance with state and federal benefits, disability claims, burial and survivor benefits, healthcare, employment, education, mental health/suicide prevention, entrepreneurship, and veteran-owned businesses, women veteran services and veterans in agriculture. ODVA also operates seven long-term care facilities for veterans throughout Oklahoma. Click here for more information.
Called to Active Duty: If a student is called to active duty, we will do everything possible to ensure they are able to return to classes as seamlessly as possible. The student will need to provide a copy of the orders from their unit and also notify their instructors of the situation to discuss possible options. If a withdrawal is necessary, the student should contact the Registrar's Office at 580.581.2238 or firstname.lastname@example.org. At that time, the Registrar's Office will process a withdrawal for classes and notify the Business Office and Financial Assistance Office of the situation. Upon return, we will promptly readmit and enroll the student with the same academic status that was in place when the student was called to active duty.