The Ohio State University at Newark

Military and Veterans

Transitioning from the military to college can be overwhelming, but being proactive will help it be a smooth one.

  • You can still attend college even if the VA has determined that you can no longer work.
  • Anyone who receives benefits could be eligible for the Work Study Program.
  • Former National Guard and Reserve members could be eligible for Post 9/11 VA education benefits.
  • Your military training could transfer into college credits.
  • Your benefits do NOT disqualify you from additional federal student aid.
  • Disability ratings do not determine your need for accommodations in the classroom.
  • The state of Ohio has scholarships available to children of disabled and deceased veterans.
  • If you have qualified disability ratings from the VA, your dependents could be eligible for financial education assistance.

Key Resources

These websites can help you be proactive and attain your educational goals.

Be sure to apply for VA Education Benefits before registering for classes as the application process takes time.
Deadlines for VA Education Benefits are dependent upon the benefit being used.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has an application deadline of February 1st for the academic year you plan to use the benefits.




OSU Office of Military & Veterans Services

Ohio State Newark Admissions
Wes Grunden, Assistant Director

Ohio State Newark Veterans Affairs Coordinator
Connie Zang

Veterans Success Counselor
Ed Mathews

Other Resources

The Ohio State University Student Advocacy Center
001 Drackett Tower, 191 Lane Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43210

Columbus Vet Center
30 Spruce Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 614.257.5550

Community Based Outpatient Clinic – Newark
1855 W. Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055

Licking County Veteran’s Service Commission
935 Buckeye Avenue, Newark, OH, 43055
Phone: 740.670.5430

Licking County Coalition for Housing
23 South Park Place Suite 200
Newark, OH 43058-0613

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The Ohio State University at Newark is committed to building and maintaining a diverse community to reflect human diversity and improve opportunities for all. The university is committed to equal opportunity and eliminating discrimination. This commitment is both a moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as a matter of law. Ohio State Newark does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admission.General information, questions, concerns or complaints related to these matters are to be directed to the Title IX Coordinator Holly Mason, Warner Center, Suite 236, Ohio State Newark/COTC, 1179 University Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055-1797 (740.364.9578) or Deputy Title IX Coordinator Jackie Parrill, EdD, Founders Hall, 1018 (740.366.9407), or ADA/504 Coordinator Connie Zang, Warner Center, Suite 226 (740.364.9578)