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​Why Should I Apply?

Even if you receive veterans’ benefits, you are still likely eligible for federal student financial aid.  We encourage all student-veterans to complete the FAFSA online to determine whether you are eligible for any additional aid in the form of grants, scholarships, and loans.  For basic information about financial aid at OSU, visit How It Works.

Some helpful tips as you think about financing your education beyond the GI Bill®​:

  • How much does it cost to attend OSU?  Visit the 2015-16 Cost of Attendance guide for more information.

  • OSU’s Financial aid website explains step by step how federal financial aid works, and you can even use their online calculator to estimate your possible financial aid.

  • Your military service may enable you to be considered an independent student. If you are considered independent, you do not need to provide information about your parents on the FAFSA.  To determine whether if you can be considered independent, follow this link: Am I Dependent or Independent?

  • The ROTC as well as community-based veterans’ service organizations do offer scholarships to veterans.  Click on this link to learn more about available opportunities: Scholarships for Military Students