Active Military and Veteran Applicants
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.
Frequently Asked Questions from Military and Veteran Applicants
Aside from all the benefits listed in this FAQ section, 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 within Fisher, whether working with career management or on a class project; each service member will feel a sense of appreciation for their service.
Fisher offers an opportunity for active duty military to complete the full time MBA program at an accelerated rate. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.292.8511 to find out more information.
Fisher offers a number of scholarships designated for military students through the U.S. Military MBA Fellowship Fund, the Evelyn Michael MBA Fellowship Fund, and the Van Bloom Family MBA Scholarship Fund.
Currently 90 percent of our military students receive scholarships to fund their MBA experience at Fisher. Just like every other form of scholarship and financial aid, the application for admission is used to determine eligibility and for giving specific awards.
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 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.
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...
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...
This does not apply at Fisher. The Yellow Ribbon Program is designed to bridge the gap between the cost of education and what is covered by the G.I. Bill. Basically, if the G.I. Bill does not cover all of a service member's education cost, the Yellow Ribbon Program is in place to cover the additional cost. A service member using the full G.I. Bill would have all of their costs paid at Fisher, so the gap will never be present that the Yellow Ribbon Program exists to fill.
The Office of Military and Veterans Services at Ohio State is a comprehensive office that caters to the specific needs of military and veteran students. They assist students with accessing their military benefits and provide resources for academic success.