Ohio University

Additional Information: Veterans & Military

To supplement the information provided in the Sponsored Student Process Overview, certain sponsored Ohio University students may benefit from additional information. If you have more questions or still require assistance, please contact the Office of the Bursar by sending an e-mail to bursar@ohio.edu or by calling 740.593.4130.

Sponsored Veteran and Military Students

The Veterans and Military Student Services Center is the main source of information for veterans and military-affiliated students attending Ohio University. The Veterans and Military Student Services Center site should be reviewed for information about the certification process, specific chapter benefit eligibility, and other resources.

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance, ONG scholarship letters, and contracts can be submitted to the Office of the Bursar via e-mail (bursar@ohio.edu), fax (740) 593-0767, in person at 010 Chubb Hall, or by mail at 010 Chubb Hall, Athens, OH 45701.

Chapter 33, Post-9/11: After tuition certification, Veterans Affairs sends payment. These payments are posted by the Office of the Bursar. If there are multiple class start dates, multiple payments will be received. Late fees are suspended for the amount covered by Post 9/11 tuition benefits.

Charges certified for Post 9/11 payments include tuition, mandatory fees, class fees, and student health insurance. Nonresident tuition surcharge is not eligible for payment.

If there is an overpayment, a notice is sent to Ohio University and funds are returned. Overpayments can occur if a student withdraws, drops a course, did not complete a course, or received tuition specific credit (ie. Ohio College Opportunity Grant, GoArmyEd, employee fee waiver). Occasionally, a return of Post 9/11 payments can result in a balance due from the student.

Air Force ROTC (Tuition): At the beginning of each term, ROTC will send a roster of eligible students to the Office of the Bursar for the amount of tuition.

Army ROTC (Tuition): Students will need to submit a Cadet Payment Request through GoArmyEd each semester. (Please contact Army ROTC with questions regarding the CPR request). Once the CPR is approved, the Office of the Bursar is notified and will credit the student account with the amount of the scholarship.

NOTE: Air Force and Army ROTC incentive funds (usually for housing costs) are awarded by ROTC and disbursed by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

Ohio National Guard: The roster of eligible students are sent to the Office of the Bursar each term. Students can also submit their approval letter from the Adjutant General’s Department to our office.

GoArmyEd: Tuition Assistance for Active Duty, National Guard, Army Reserve Soldiers, and Army Civilian.

Once the TA Request Authorization is approved, the student is notified by e-mail through GoArmyEd. Students must provide the approved TA Request Authorization form from GoArmyEd to our office via e-mail, mail, or fax.

Other Sponsors (including Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation, Air Force, Marines, MyCAA, Navy, Coast Guard): Copies of tuition assistance or contracts should be submitted to the Office of the Bursar.

If the sponsor has not remitted payment, it is the responsibility of the student to contact their sponsor to determine why. Ohio University does not negotiate the conditions of a sponsor agreement. That is determined between a student and their sponsor.

Return of Unearned Military Tuition Assistance Funds

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the period for which the assistance is awarded.  If a student withdraws, the student may not be eligible for the full amount of TA funds awarded.

The amount of assistance earned is determined on a pro rata basis. For example, if you completed 30% of your payment period or period of enrollment, you earn 30% of the assistance you were originally scheduled to receive. Once you have completed more than 60% of the payment period or period of enrollment, you earn all the assistance that you were scheduled to receive for that period. 

The TA eligibility will be calculated using the following formula: 
Number of days completed/Total days of the course (start to end date) = Percent of TA earned 

When a student officially withdraws from a course, the date of withdrawal will be used as the last date of attendance. If a student stops attending a class (unofficial withdrawal) the last date of attendance will be determined by the last date of activity within the course. 

Adjustments for TA may result in an unpaid tuition balance. Payment for unpaid tuition is the responsibility of the student. 

If a service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, Ohio University will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will not result in a student debt for the returned portion. 

Account Itemization

Account Itemization, located within the Finances section of the My OHIO Student Center, is the official account statement for an Ohio University student. The Account Itemization provides an inclusive view of charges, payments, financial aid, and enrollment for a specified semester. By selecting the accompanied “printer friendly version” of Account Itemization, financial and enrollment information can be displayed on Ohio University letterhead. Account Itemization is also available on the Authorized Users Portal.

A Student Account How To Video and an instructional PDF document are available to assist with locating the Account Itemization.

Tuition Schedules

Ohio University does not charge tuition based on the class, but on the number of credit hours. Tuition schedules, which reflect the base tuition cost per credit hour, are available on the Office of the Bursar website. Tuition schedules may be used in conjunction with the Account Itemization to validate tuition amounts that were charged for a given semester.

To locate the tuition schedules on the Office of the Bursar website, click Tuition and Fees from the navigation menu on the left.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit Sponsored Students FAQs for answers to common questions about the Sponsored Student Process at Ohio University.