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Military Applicants

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G.I. Jobs rates The Ohio State University and Fisher College of Business as Military Friendly Schools.

Our military-friendly MBA program offers the tools to make this a smooth transition and rich experience for you - increasing your value on the corporate playing field and providing you with a network to ensure your success.

Your leadership skills, combined with the training you receive during your MBA program, makes you a highly attractive candidate for corporate recruiters. In recent years, our graduates who came into the program from a military background have been placed with well-known corporations.

A number of our former military graduates, because of their experience leading teams, making critical decisions and taking risks, have also successfully ventured out to start their own businesses. You’ll have many options, and the choice is all yours.

To connect with a veteran in Fisher's MBA program send an e-mail to mba@fisher.osu.edu.

Frequently asked questions from military and veteran applicants

Bullet What makes Fisher military-friendly?

A: Aside from our tuition costs being eligible for full coverage by the G.I. Bill, Fisher takes a deliberate approach to recruiting highly-qualified military service men and women. Military candidates possess a unique perspective and many qualities that greatly enrich each MBA class.

A military background is appreciated and highly respected at Fisher.

Please note that we also waive the application fee for military service members and veterans.

Bullet What is the Ohio G.I. Promise?

A: The Ohio G.I. Promise is legislation created by the Ohio General Assembly to attract service members to Ohio Schools. Essentially, any service member, active or veteran, who wished to go to a state school in Ohio, will be immediately eligibly for the lower in-state tuition rate regardless of the amount of time they have been in Ohio. This is very significant, as the tuition rates differ dramatically, and students would otherwise have to wait one year to be considered "in-state." Learn more...

Bullet What portion of my costs will my G.I. Bill cover?

A: The answer to this question will vary from service member to service member according to eligibility. There are many different types of G.I. Bills, with the most common G.I. Bill being the Post 9-11 G.I. Bill. Each G.I. Bill can be used at varying rates, with the most common being 100 percent, 75 percent, 50 percent, or 25 percent. The Post 9-11 G.I. Bill used at a 100 percent rate will cover all tuition at Fisher and will pay a housing allowance of slightly over $1,000 a month. Learn more...

Bullet Why isn't Fisher part of the Yellow Ribbon Program?

A: Fisher is not part of the Yellow Ribbon Program because our costs can be fully covered by the current G.I. Bill.

The Yellow Ribbon Program is designed to cover any remaining education costs beyond G.I. Bill allowances. A service member using the full G.I. Bill will have all of their costs covered at Fisher, with no remainder to be paid.

Bullet Is there a student group for veterans?

A: Yes, we have an active group known as the Fisher Veterans Association. It is a resource for new students entering the program, as well as a way to help give back to the community and increase military awareness within Fisher. Activities in the past have included sponsorship of a platoon serving in Iraq and a day trip to a pistol range. For more information or to receive contact info, contact an MBA Ambassador, and they will provide contact details.