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Military & Veterans

Our military-friendly programs offer 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.

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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 and every 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 has been recognized as a Military-Friendly School by USA Today, G.I. Jobs as well as being listed among the nations best by Military Times Best of Vets rankings.

The depth of experience and quality of leadership that many of the instructors brought to Fisher is truly unique. Fisher takes a distinctive approach to educating MBA students, not just in the obvious business skills, but preparing them to be successful business leaders once they graduate and enter the workforce.

Staff Sgt. Ross J. Ferrise, U.S. Army Fisher MBA Graduate

What We Offer Our Military and Veteran Applicants

  • Fisher will waive your application fee and help identify financial aid opportunities for you as a part of our participation in the GMAC Military Friendly School program.

  • You will automatically qualify for in-state tuition under the Ohio G.I. Promise.

  • Approximately 90 percent of military students receive scholarships.

  • You will have support from the Fisher Veterans Association, a group created by veterans and current military members of all branches to support one another during the pursuit of the MBA or Specialized Master’s degree.

  • A strong and growing student community of military veterans.
National Black MBA Association Military Veteran Scholarship

Military Veteran Scholarship (value: $50,000) - In order to be considered for the Military Veteran Scholarship, applicants must be a NBMBAA member, have been honorably discharged, and must be attending an accredited college, university or technical school. The award is available to all veterans.Learn more and apply for this scholarship >

The VA Application Process

  • What Benefits Are Available?
    • The Post- 9-11 GI Bill (Chapter 33): For 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.

    • The Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30): Active Duty Educational Assistance Program, generally for individuals who entered active duty after June 30, 1985 and served continuously for three years or by serving two years on active duty followed by four years of Selected Reserve. To be eligible, veterans must have contributed $1200 during their first year of military service. Veterans or service personnel cannot withdraw money paid into the fund.

    • The Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 1606): Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program, for members of the Reserve elements of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and the Air National Guard. To be eligible, reservist must have a six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985. No contribution is required.

    • Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (Chapter 35): Educational assistance available to spouses and children of veterans who died or are permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-related disability.

    • Disabled Veterans Assistance (Chapter 31): Vocational Rehabilitation for service-connected disability of 20% or greater. Benefit provides a monthly stipend and covers the cost of tuition, books and supplies. Eligibility is determined on an individual case basis.

    • Veterans Education Assistance Program (VEAP Chapter 32): For individuals who entered active duty service between January 1, 1977 and June 30, 1985 and served a continuous period of 181 days or more plus contributed toward the education program.

    • Vietnam Era GI Bill (Chapter 34): For individuals who entered active duty prior to December 31, 1976 and served a minimum of 181 days active duty after January 31, 1955. Benefits must have been used by January 1, 1990.

  • Where Do I Start?

    To receive benefits, you must apply through the Department of Veterans Affairs. For instructions and application forms, please visit the VA website or you may contact them by phone at 1-888-GIBILL1. The submission of electronic applications through is strongly encouraged.

  • What Happens Next?

    The VA will process your application and send you a letter notifying you of their decision. Please be aware that it may take the VA several weeks to process your claim. If you are approved to receive benefits, you will receive a certificate of eligibility letter (COE) from the VA. Once you have received your certificate of eligibility, please submit a copy to the Ohio State University Certifying Official in the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs

    After all of the required documents are received, the VA Certifying Official will submit a 22-1999 enrollment certification to the VA to initiate payments. This is submitted electronically and you will receive an email confirmation.

Military GMAT/GRE Waiver - MBA Only

Fisher has extended our GMAT/GRE waiver to qualified military/veteran Full-Time MBA applicants (not just for our WPMBA program). Military applicants should submit your waiver request here >

Full-Time MBA waiver requirements:

  • A minimum 3.5 cumulative undergrad GPA (on a 4.0 scale); and achieved a grade of B or better in at least two college-level quantitative courses (algebra or higher).
  • Must be a U.S. veteran or U.S. active military
  • Candidates that are admitted with the GMAT/GRE waiver are not eligible for merit-based funding.
  • If admitted with a GMAT/GRE waiver, all decisions are final, and test scores will not be evaluated after a favorable decision.

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.