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 email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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, ONG scholarship letters, and contracts can be submitted to the Office of the Bursar via email (email@example.com), fax (740) 593-0767, in person at 010 Chubb Hall, or by mail at 010 Chubb Hall, Athens, OH 45701.
VA Educational Benefits
Post-9/11 GI Bill® - Chapter 33: 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. Please visit Ohio Residency for Tuition Purposes for residency qualifications for fee purposes.
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.
Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment - Chapter 31: After tuition certification, the Department of Veterans Affairs is invoiced. While awaiting payment, a credit for tuition is applied to the student account.
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.
If you are eligible to use Federal Tuition Assistance, please review the Federal Tuition Assistance First Policy FAQ’s provided by Ohio National Guard.
Military Tuition Assistance
Tuition Assistance (TA) is an additional source of federal funds available to Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve personnel to help defray the costs of a college education. In some instances, TA can be used in conjunction with your Veterans Affairs GI Bill® educational chapter benefits.
All prospective students wishing to use Tuition Assistance are directed to receive approval from their Education Service Officer (ESO), military counselor, or service representative prior to enrolling.
Information on using Tuition Assistance for your specific branch of service can be found at the websites below:
- Army - https://www.armyignited.com/ (Site is not fully operational. Please see below for FTA BETP details)
- Navy/Marine Corps - https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/voled-process/index.htm
- Air Force and Air National Guard (ANG) - https://www.afpc.af.mil/Benefits-and-Entitlements/Military-Tuition-Assistance-Program/
- Coast Guard - https://www.forcecom.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/FORCECOM-UNITS/ETQC/Voluntary-Education/Active-Duty/
- Army National Guard (ARNG) - https://www.nationalguard.com/how-to-apply-for-federal-tuition-assistance
Approved FTA forms can be submitted to the Office of the Bursar via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), fax (740) 593-0767, in person at 010 Chubb Hall, or by mail at 010 Chubb Hall, Athens, OH 45701.
- If you do not have an ArmyIgnitED account, you will need to create your account and Education Path. Please note that when you enter the area of study name, it may not exactly match your specific degree name/program. For example, if your degree plan is Animal Biology, your education path area of study may fall under Biological Sciences.
- If you have an ArmyIgnitED account, log in and verify the information on your Education Path and submit any changes if needed.
- Email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to acknowledge your intent to use Army FTA. Please include your name, PID, semester, and the degree you are pursuing. If you have finalized your schedule, you can also include the list of classes you want to use for FTA. **Your notification and finalized list of classes should be submitted no later than the first day of the semester while FTA BETP is in effect.**
- A credit will be posted to your student account for Expected Army TA until payment is received. FTA will only pay towards the instructional fee with a maximum of $250.00 per credit hour.
- Your course enrollment will be uploaded to your ArmyIgnitED record.
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, located within the Finances section of the MyOHIO 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.
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.