Military & Veteran Students

At Ohio State, you'll join over 2,000 current veterans, dependents, and Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve members attending as undergraduate and graduate students; over 1,200 current faculty and staff veterans; and over 400 Tri-service Air Force, Army, and Navy ROTC program participants throughout all Ohio State University's campuses.

Veteran and military students at Ohio State benefit from affordable tuition, convenient health care options, extensive academic opportunities, regional campuses, Student-Veteran organizations and activities, and a full range of veteran's academic and social support programs & services led by our Office of Military & Veterans Services.

Veteran Community Advocate (VCA) program. Over 2,000 military veterans and their family members are enrolled at Ohio State using their GI Bill education benefits as graduate and undergraduate students, but going from military life to student life can be a significant change. Many veterans face challenges that are far different from most traditional students. Through the Veteran Community Advocate (VCA) Program, many of Ohio State’s top veteran students are continuing their service to the university and their fellow veterans on campus. The VCA Program is a vital part of the effort to help connect fellow veterans to resources and experiences that will ensure our veteran students accomplish their new mission - academic and professional success. If you are interested in serving in a Community Advocate position, please contact the Office of Military and Veterans Services at 614-247-VETS. For campus programming and resources contact Ken Ellis at or Ruth Montz at

Ohio State ATI is committed to serving our veteran and military students. For more information about resources available to veterans, military members, and their families on the Wooster campus, contact Ken Ellis, VetCA at or Ruth Montz, VetCA Lead at or click here.

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