Ohio GI Promise

Upon moving to Ohio, veterans with one year of honorable service (and their dependents) are immediately considered in-state residents for the purposes of tuition, state educational subsidies and financial aid. Active duty, guard, reserve service members and their families are also eligible for this educational benefit.

On June 26, 2012, Gov. John R. Kasich signed into law House Bill 490, a bill that includes provisions which expands the in-state tuition benefit to the spouse or dependents of a deceased veteran, regardless of the location of the death or the veteran’s residence at the time of death.

The residency officer at each public institution has sole authority to request any documentation in order to make the final determination as to the qualifying residency status of any qualified veteran or dependent under the provisions of the Ohio GI Promise.

An Application for Resident Tuition Status Change must be accompanied with a copy of the veteran’s DD-214 (member copy 4). The application and DD-214 must be submitted to the Enrollment, Financial and Career Services division prior to the start of the term.