Student Experience
Military & Veterans

Our military veteran students all have one thing in common – a solid foundation of practical training and leadership experience from their time in the military. Whether you are preparing to transition or have already separated from the military, Fisher can help you capitalize on the skills your military experience provided to increase your value in the corporate or non-profit world.

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Our military friendly graduate programs are frequently recognized by organizations like G.I. Jobs, MilitaryTimes, and the Graduate Management Admissions Council for its support of veterans. Unlike larger programs, our intentionally small size cultivates a tight-knit community and a focus on your individual goals at every level. From faculty and academic advisors to career management consultants, you’ll find a team at Fisher committed to your success.

Your leadership skills, combined with the training you receive during your graduate degree, make 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, non-profit organizations and even started their own businesses. No matter your goals, Fisher will provide the support to make them happen.

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.

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 Vets.gov 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.