Education Opportunities for Veterans & Service Members



In June of 2013, Governor John R. Kasich signed Executive Order 2013-05K to support Ohio’s veterans by ensuring they are receiving the appropriate credit and credentialing for their military training and experience. Click here to find out more about the Ohio Values Veterans initiative.

Further your education and career in Ohio.

In an effort to help veterans, service members and their families achieve college degrees, the public colleges and universities of Ohio have taken proactive steps to better serve those who have served our country.


Ohio's Commitment

College credit for military training and experience

The public colleges and universities of Ohio are committed to the acceptance and awarding of college credit for military training, experience, and coursework. The Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education signed a directive providing a baseline set of standards and procedures for the application of military credit. Having one set of standards and procedures serves to provide uniformity and consistency to the process, makes it easier to communicate with and reach a wider audience, and highlights the priority the higher education community places on assisting veterans and active duty service members with their educational and career goals.

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*A printable 18x24 poster version of the above graphic that can be utilized by any Ohio public institution can be found here.  The text in the lower right portion has been removed and institutions can add their logo or admissions information as desired.

In-state tuition rates for qualified service members, veterans, spouses, and dependents

Upon moving to Ohio, active duty, guard, reserve service members, and their spouse/dependents are eligible for in-state residency for the purposes of tuition rates, state educational subsidies and financial aid if one of options is met.


Scholarship opportunities for veterans and their families

The Ohio Department of Higher Education promotes scholarship opportunities such as the Ohio War Orphans & Severley Disabled Veterans' Children ScholarshipOhio Safety Officers Memorial Fund and Ohio National Guard Scholarship. It also helps connect students with financial aid resources through the Federal GI Bill or state-based initiatives like the Ohio College Opportunity Grant.

Contact a Campus Veterans Affairs office

Veterans Affairs offices supplement the recruitment and retention of veterans to the campuses across the state. Click here for a phone list of campus veterans affairs officers in Ohio. 


Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Ohio GI Promise, in which a veteran, service member or their dependents may qualify for instate tuition, call (614) 466-6000.