Financial Aid for Veterans

UT-military.jpgOhio provides financial aid and other resources for students who are active servicemembers, veterans, and sometimes their family members as well.

The Ohio GI Promise finds and promotes scholarship opportunities such:

It also helps connect students with financial aid resources through the Federal GI Bill or state-based initiatives like the Ohio College Opportunity Grant.

U.S. Armed Forces Benefits

Federal Tuition Assistance Program & Other Education Benefits - Each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces offers its own education benefits to Servicemembers, including Federal Tuition Assistance Programs:

Montgomery GI Bill and Post 9/11 GI Bill - The Montgomery GI Bill and Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits are available for Servicemembers and veterans to help with education and training costs.  The GI Bill provides up to $1,426 per month for 36 academic months (8 semesters) or a total of more than $51,000. The GI Bill can be used for college, business technical or vocational courses; distance learning and correspondence courses; apprenticeship and job training; flight training; and licensing and certification exams. There are some differences in eligibility and benefits between the two GI Bills, so please compare carefully before choosing one program or the other. 

ROTC Stipend - ROTC is an elective curriculum you take along with your required college classes. It prepares you with the tools, training and experiences that will help you succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, ROTC can pay for your college tuition, too. Sophomore cadets receive a $350 monthly stipend that increases to $450 for juniors and $500 for seniors. 

Student Loan Repayment Plan - This enlistment incentive can be used to pay off up to $50,000 in existing student debt. Applicants must score 50 or better on the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) which is part of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) to qualify. Be sure to inquire with your recruiting office for more information.

College Credit for Military Training and Experience - Before taking college courses, be sure to take the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams. The University System of Ohio is committed to the acceptance and awarding of college credit for CLEP and for training or experience in the United States Armed Forces or National Guard.