EDUCATION

Our Vets have many choices for further education.
 
High School Diploma Your Ohio County
Go to: OAA County Offices
   School district/city boards of education may grant a high school diploma to any Veteran of WWII, the Korea War, or Vietnam War, or to women who left school to support the war effort. If a person who qualifies for a diploma under this program is deceased, the diploma may be awarded posthumously. Applications are available at County Service Offices. The application will be processed through their local school district or board of education. Eligibility:

  • Veteran left school prior to graduation to serve in the Armed Forces or left school prior to graduation due to family circumstances and subsequently entered the Armed Forces.
  • Veteran has not been granted a diploma.
  • A woman left school prior to graduation in order to join or subsequently join the workforce to support her family or to join the work effort.
  • Ohio Revised Code 3313.616

The GI Bill Federal
Go to: Education & Training Home
   The GI Bill is the federal government's primary educational program for Veterans. Two versions are available:

  • The Post 9/11 GI Bill is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after 9/11/01, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 GI Bill became effective for training on August 1, 2009. In addition to traditional degree-granting programs, the Post-9/11 GI Bill was expanded on October 1, 2011 to include on-the-job training, non-college degrees, flight training, apprenticeships, and correspondence.Veteran left school prior to graduation to serve in the Armed Forces or left school prior to graduation due to family circumstances and subsequently entered the Armed Forces.
  • The MGIB program, also known as Ch. 30 or Ch. 1606, provides up to 36 months of education benefits. You must have receive an honorable discharge to be eligible. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training, and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses my be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty
  • Contact: 888-GI-BILL-1 (888-442-4551)

Troops to Teachers State of Ohio
Go to: Troops To Teachers
   Troops to Teachers is a federal program to assist the transition of eligible military personnel to a new career as public school teachers, and to serve as positive role models for today's youth in schools. The Ohio coordinator will advise eligible personnel on the certification process as well as available job openings.

Ohio War Orphans Scholarship State of Ohio
Ohio War Orphans Scholarship
   The Ohio War Orphans Scholarship program provides tuition assistance to children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio Veterans who served in the Armed Forces during a period of declared war or conflict. DEADLINE IS JULY FIRST OF EACH YEAR. Applications are available at the OAA County Office, high school guidance offices, and college financial aid offices. Eligibility:

  • Veteran parent must be deceased or severely disabled. (The level of disability and financial situation is considered.)
  • Student must be enrolled for full-time undergraduate study at an eligible Ohio college or university.
  • Ohio residence is required and applicant must be under 25 years of age.
  • Active under Ohio Revised Code 5910.01
  • Contact: Ohio Board of Regents at 614-752-9528

Ohio Safety Officers College Memorial Fund State of Ohio
Safety Officers College Fund
   This fund provides a tuition waiver for children of members of the United States Armed Services that were killed in the line of duty during OEF and OIF. (Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.) Tuition waivers are also available (for up to four years of undergraduate education) for the spouse of qualified former spouse of a member of the U.S. Armed Services killed in the line of duty while serving in a combat zone after May 7, 1975. Eligibility:

  • Spouse must be an Ohio resident at the time the member was killed.
  • Need a "Report of Casualty" DD Form 1300.
  • Ohio residence is required and applicant must be under 25 years of age.
  • Active under Ohio Revised Code 3333.26
  • Contact: Ohio Board of Regents at 614-752-9528

Ohio GI Promise State of Ohio
Ohio Higher Education
   Ohio GI Promise authorizes the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents to deem qualified Veterans as Ohio residents for the purpose of qualifying for in-state tuition. The Residency Officer at each public institution has sole authority to request any documentation in order to make the final determination of residency status.
   Spouses and dependents may qualify for in-state tuition rates for any enrollment. (Spouse and dependents of otherwise eligible deceased Veterans also may qualify.) In-state tuition rates may be taken concurrently by qualified Veterans, their spouses, and any qualifying dependents. Qualified Veterans must meet the following requirements:

  • One year of honorable service.
  • Must live in Ohio as of their first day of enrollment.
  • Active under Ohio Revised Code 3333.31
  • Contact the Hotline: 877-VETS-OH-1 (1-877-838-7641)

Military Interstate Children's Compact State of Ohio
Children's Compact
   Ohio is a member of this compact, which provides for equal educational treatment of military children, as well as children of recent military retirees and service members who died on active duty. When these children transfer between school districts and states, the compact protects their education records, course placement, extracurricular participation, and graduation.
   Ohio GI Promise authorizes the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents to deem qualified Veterans as Ohio residents for the purpose of qualifying for in-state tuition. The Residency Officer at each public institution has sole authority to request any documentation in order to make the final determination of residency status.
   Contact information for the commissioner in the State of Ohio, as well as for the commissioners in other states, can be found on the commission Web Site: Military Interstate Children's Compact Homepage.

Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program State of Ohio
Ohio National Guard
   This scholarship program provides, subject to available funding, 100 percent tuition to Army and Air Guard members attending a two or four-year public college or university. It is available up to twelve full-time quarters or eight full-time semesters. Eligibility:

  • Must commit to and/or complete a six-year enlistment in the Ohio Guard.
  • Must maintain good attendance at their unit drills.
  • Active under Ohio Revised Code 5919.34
  • Contact the Program Office at: 614-336-7143 or 888-400-6484


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