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.

FEDERAL BENEFITS
benefits.va.gov/gibill
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.

fafsa.ed.gov
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.

STATE BENEFITS
dvs.ohio.gov
ohiohighered.org/veterans

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY INFORMATION
veterans.osu.edu

Contacts

OSU Office of Military & Veterans Services
614.247.VETS
veterans.osu.edu
undergrad.osu.edu/apply/information-for-veterans
milvets@osu.edu

Ohio State Newark Admissions
Wes Grunden, Assistant Director
740.364.9505
grunden.24@osu.edu

Ohio State Newark Veterans Affairs Coordinator
Connie Zang
740.366.9441
zang.3@osu.edu

Veterans Success Counselor
Ed Mathews
edward.mathews2@va.gov

Other Resources

The Ohio State University Student Advocacy Center
001 Drackett Tower, 191 Lane Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43210
614.292.1111

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

Community Based Outpatient Clinic – Newark
1855 W. Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055-1135
740.788.8329, Toll free 888.615.9448, ext.5900

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
740.345.1970

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Resources

Veterans Crisis Line - If you are having thoughts of suicide, call 1.800.273.8255, then PRESS 1 or visit http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
For emergency mental health care, you can also go directly to your local VA medical center 24/7 regardless of your discharge status or enrollment in other VA health care.

Vet Centers - Discuss how you feel with other Veterans in these community-based counseling centers. 70% of Vet Center staff are Veterans. Call 1.877.927.8387 or find one near you.

VA Mental Health Services Guide - This guide will help you sign up and access mental health services.

MakeTheConnection.net - information, resources, and Veteran to Veteran videos for challenging life events and experiences with mental health issues.

RallyPoint - Talk to other Veterans online. Discuss: What are your feelings as the Taliban reclaim Afghanistan after 20 years of US involvement?

Download VA's self-help apps - Tools to help deal with common reactions like, stress, sadness, and anxiety. You can also track your symptoms over time.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) - Request a Peer Mentor

VA Women Veterans Call Center - Call or text 1.855.829.6636 (M-F 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. & Sat. 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET)

VA Caregiver Support Line - Call 1.855.260.3274 (M-F 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. & Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET)

Together We Served - Find your battle buddies through unit pages

George W. Bush Institute - Need help or want to talk? Check In or call:1.630.522.4904 or email: checkin@veteranwellnessalliance.org

Elizabeth Dole Foundation Hidden Heroes - Join the Community

American Red Cross Military Veteran Caregiver Network - Peer Support and Mentoring

Team Red, White & Blue - Hundreds of events weekly. Find a chapter in your area.

Student Veterans of America - Find a campus chapter to connect with.

Team Rubicon - Find alocal support squad.

PTSD Coach Online. A series of online video coaches will guide you through 17 tools to help you manage stress. PTSD Coach Online is used on a computer, rather than a mobile device, and therefore can offer tools that involve writing.

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