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Ohio GI Promise

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Services, their spouses, and dependents may qualify for immediate classification as Ohio residents for tuition purposes, if the veteran either:

  • Served one or more years on active military duty and was honorably discharged or received a medical discharge that was related to the military service.
  • Was killed while serving on active military duty or has been declared to be missing in action or a prisoner of war.

Additionally, to qualify for Ohio residency for tuition purposes, the veteran must also have established domicile in Ohio as of the first day of enrollment for the requested academic semester.

If the spouse or a dependent of the veteran seeks Ohio residency for tuition purposes, both the veteran and the spouse or dependent seeking Ohio residency status  must  have established domicile in Ohio as of the first day of classes for the requested academic semester - except that if the veteran was killed while serving on active military duty or has been declared to be Missing in Action or a Prisoner of War, only the spouse or dependent seeking residency status shall be required to have established an Ohio domicile as of the first day of enrollment for the requested academic semester.

For the most current information regarding the Ohio GI Promise, please visit Ohio Higher Education's website that contains details and FAQs.

Download the Ohio GI Bill fact sheet.