GI Benefits

The Post-9/11 GI Bill​®

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

The Montgomery GI Bill®

The Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) is available for those who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. MGIB encompasses both the Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty (Chapter 30) and The Montgomery GI Bill®-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606). Under Chapter 30, active duty members enroll and pay $100 per month for 12 months; and are then entitled to receive a monthly education benefit once they have completed a minimum service obligation. Under Chapter 1606, a reservist/guardsman must be actively drilling and have a six-year obligation in the Selected Reserve to be eligible.

Other Programs

Both the federal government and nonprofit organizations offer money for college to veterans, future military personnel, active duty personnel or those related to veterans or active duty personnel. 

The U.S. Department of Education website provides an extensive collection of these resources. Visit this site for more information.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website provides information related to service-connected educational benefits. Visit this site for information on how to apply, access your account and more.


Using the GI Bill® at Ohio State

  • Current Ohio State ENROLLED Students using a VA Educational Benefits:
    • Future Students: Make initial contact with Military and Veterans Services to activate your benefits at OSU after Orientation. 

Finalize your enrollment schedule for the upcoming term.

Complete the enrollment certification request here:

Summer 2024 Certification Survey

Autumn 2024 Certification Survey

Allow 2-3 weeks for the VA to receive and process this request.

If you have questions about how your GI Benefits are utilized at Ohio State, contact either Shyloe Stark (614-292-6908) or Gina Lee (614-292-3453) in Military & Veterans Services. 

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.

Visit the GI Bill® website​ for more information.​