Military and

Veteran Information

Ottawa University has three Veterans Representatives (also known as School Certifying Officials - SCO). SCO’s are physically located in Surprise, AZ; Ottawa, KS; and Brookfield, WI. These representatives serve as a liaison for those students who are eligible to receive Veteran’s benefits. Students who are eligible for Veterans benefits should contact their Veterans Representative for an application and procedures.

Any time a schedule change is made, it is the student’s responsibility to immediately notify the Veterans Representative of the change. Schedule changes include adding courses, dropping courses, or withdrawing from the university.

This innovative tool makes it easier to research colleges and employers providing training under the GI Bill. It displays median borrowing amounts, graduation rates, and loan-default rates by school and indicates whether or not the school participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program or has agreed to adhere to the Principles of Excellence. Further, the tool allows Veterans, Service members, their spouses, and dependents to estimate the amount of funding they may receive under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Information is available to help them find the best place to use their benefits at

The GI Bill Feedback Tool is a centralized online reporting system that allows Veterans, Service members, and eligible dependents to report negative experiences with educational institutions. VA serves as the intermediary to resolve complaints between the student and school. Submitted complaints may be reviewed by state and Federal law enforcement agencies including the Department of Justice. Students may submit feedback on their educational institution by visiting

The GI Bill® provides educational assistance to servicemembers, veterans, and their dependents.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs most popular publication, the Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors booklet provides brief descriptions of VA programs and benefits, including compensation and pension benefits, health care, memorial and burial benefits, facility phone numbers and addresses, and more.

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Find the answers to your GI Bill Questions here.


Mr. Mark Ortiz
Associate Registrar

15950 N. Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374

Kansas and Online

Dr. Julie McAdoo
Assistant Dean for Academic Development

1001 S. Cedar Street
Ottawa, KS 66067


Mr. Brian Patterson
Director of Wisconsin Campus Operations

245 S. Executive Drive, Suite 340
Brookfield, WI  53005

The completion of the form below is requested in conjunction with your Veteran’s Education Benefits and will be used to provide certification of your enrollment information to the VA.

Ottawa University VA Benefit Form