Veteran Student Success Program - Viking Vets

Graduate Studies and Law FAQs

At any time approximately 25% of the veterans and serving military are students in the College of Graduate Students or the Cleveland Marshall College of Law.  If you are interested in studies leading to a masters degree or doctorate, or a professional degree, the Juris Doctor, in law please use the links provided.  Included here is important information concerning residency with regard to your tuition as an in-state or out-of-state student – read this carefully.  At any time please feel free to contact us if you need assistance in the application process or, of course, once you’re a student in either of these colleges.

Veteran Student Success Program

Phone: 216.875.9996
e-mail: vikingvetscsu@gmail.com
Find us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/vikingveteransstudentservices

College of Graduate Studies:

Cleveland Marshall College of Law

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What is Ohio Residency?

Upon moving to Ohio, active duty, guard, reserve service members, and their spouse/dependents are eligible for in-state residency for the purposes of tuition, state educational subsidies and financial aid if one of these options is met.

  1. GI Promise option

The service member or veteran served at least one year on active duty and was honorably discharged (or received a medical discharge related to military service). 
OR

The service member or veteran was killed in action, declared missing in action, or served as a prisoner of war.
AND
The service member or veteran must establish domicile in Ohio as of the first day of a term of enrollment in an institution of higher education.  If the service member or veteran is deceased, missing in action, or a prisoner of war, the spouse or dependent must establish domicile in Ohio as of the first day of a term of enrollment in an institution of higher education.

“Domicile” can be documented with a copy of a lease for a rental property or closing statement for residential property verifying the parent or spouse has established residency at the location, or a letter from the owner of a property verifying the parent or spouse resides at that residence.

 

2.  New option

  • The service member or veteran must be using VA education benefits under Chapter 30 or Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill), served at least 90 days on active duty, is enrolled in a state institution of higher education, and lives in Ohio as of the first day of a term of enrollment in an institution of higher education. Once VA benefits expire, the service member or veteran must apply under the GI Promise option and if not eligible will revert to out of state tuition rates.
  • A spouse or dependent is eligible, only while using benefits, if they are the recipient of the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry scholarship or Chapter 33 transfer of entitlement if the person is enrolled in a state institution of higher education, lives in Ohio as of the first day of a term of enrollment in an institution of higher education, and the veteran’s period of active duty was at least 90 days.  Once VA benefits expire, the spouse or dependent must apply under the GI Promise option and if not eligible will revert to out of state tuition rates.

Not sure about your eligibility?  Call the CSU Veteran Certification Office at (216) 687-2053