Drew Willis – VA Certifying Official
1976 Lewis Turner Blvd
Ft Walton Bch, FL 32547
[email protected]
(850) 833-3500, Option 1, Option 5

Veterans Assistance

Veterans’ education benefits are approved for all current programs offered at Okaloosa Technical College.

Students planning to use veterans’ education benefits should confirm via the VA Benefits of their eligibility.  If you have not done so already you will need to go through the steps below to apply.  The Financial Aid Department at Okaloosa Technical College can answer questions in reference to your VA but cannot determine eligibility.  Only the VA can do that.  If you need assistance contact the VA Certifying Official at OTC who will assist with general information on veterans’ educational benefits, assistance in applying for benefits, and an explanation of attendance policies and satisfactory progress requirements. The necessary Veteran Administration forms are available from the Student Services Kiosk or the links listed above..

How to apply for VA Education Benefits:

  1. Go to vets.gov
  2. Apply for Education Benefits
  3. Follow the steps and review the documents you will need to have handy to apply
  4. Answer the questions to begin the application process
  5. Turn in a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA to OTC
  6. Complete the OTC Request for Certification Form EACH Term

Financial Aid Personnel

Drew Willis – VA Certifying Offical – [email protected]  
Office Number – (850) 833-3500, Option 5


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