Veteran Services: State Education Benefits

Education

You've earned the right to a higher education through your service in the U.S. Armed Forces. But how do you use your GI Bill benefits? Which version is right for you? The Legion can help answer questions about state and/or federal education benefits, who can use them, and how long.

State Education Benefits

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Ohio

Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program:
Will pay 100% of the tuition charges of state-assisted colleges and universities. For approved private or proprietary degree-granting institutions of higher education, the program will pay 100% of the average tuition charges of all state universities. The program is not available for courses not applicable to or leading to an Associate or Baccalaureate degree.
Eligibility: The only individuals eligible for this program are Ohio residents who have a high school diploma or GED certificate and who enlist, re-enlist, or extend their current enlistment for six years of Selective Reserve duty in the Ohio National Guard.

Ohio National Guard Tuition Grant:
The Ohio National Guard grant will cover 60% of the total tuition and general fee charges of state assisted colleges and universities in pursuit of an undergraduate degree. The Grant is limited to 12 quarters or 8 semesters and participants must remain enrolled as full time undergraduate student maintaining 12 credit hours, or more, per term.
Eligibility: The only individuals eligible for this program are OH residents who have a high school diploma or GED certificate and who enlist, re-enlist, or extend their current enlistment for six years of Selective Reserve duty in the Ohio National Guard.

Ohio Department of Education
25 South Front Street, Mail Stop 615
Columbus, OH 43215-4183
Phone: 614-466-9287
Fax: 614-728-8470