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Shawnee State is Military-Friendly and offers in-state tuition, credits for military training, assistance with education benefits and support.

Thank you for your service to this country. Our staff is honored to help you access your military education benefits, transition to college life, and succeed in earning your degree and launching your chosen career.

SSU is a Military Friendly School

SSU is an excellent choice for military veterans due to its small class sizes which allow faculty to better understand the needs of veteran students.

The university also has an active student veteran club, counseling tailored to the needs of military veterans, and a dynamic Office of Military and Veteran Services office that supports students as they adjust to college-level academic work.

Let’s get started:

  1. Apply to Shawnee State 
  2. Send us your high school, college, military transcripts
  3. View application checklist 

Spotlight: U.S. Marine Corporal Eric Boggs

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Corporal Eric Boggs, an accomplished marine from South Shore, Kentucky, is currently working on a double major in Electromechanical Engineering and IT Systems Management at Shawnee State University.

Read Eric’s story

Top Military Benefits Used at Shawnee State

Ohio National Guard – Chapter 1606 (MGIB)  

The Ohio National Guard Scholarship covers all tuition and general fees.  

Dependent Benefits – Chapter 35 (DEA) 

Tuition assistance is provided for dependents of veterans. Full tuition is also provided to dependents through The Ohio War Orphans Scholarship. 

Post 9/11 GI Bill — Chapter 33 

Covers up to 100% of all tuition, general fees and course fees and includes a book stipend. Offered to veterans and can be transferred to dependents. 

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Social, Academic, Physical & Emotional Support 

Balancing the responsibilities of work, life, family, and college can be challenging. We’re here to support you. 

The Office of Military and Veterans Services in the Morris University Center serves as your constant contact to assistance and support. 

  • Financial Aid & Veterans Benefits 
  • Access to campus resources 
  • Advocate/Liaison with campus and community agencies 
  • Dedicated Admissions Associate 
  • Advising 
  • Green Zone Training 
  • Community Veterans Recognition Events 
  • Dedicated Veterans Lounge 
  • Student Veterans of America Organization 

How do I get started?

To help you get started, please refer to this checklist detailing the steps you need to take to claim benefits and enroll in Shawnee State University:

Getting Started Checklist

Veterans Services student lounge

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Veterans Coordinator in the Student Success Center during normal office hours:

Eric Ramaekers
Veterans Coordinator
(740) 351-4441

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Our Mission

The mission of Shawnee State University Veteran Services is to assist America's veterans, current service members, their family members, and their survivors in obtaining all federal and state educational benefits and entitlements they have earned by serving in the United States military, and to provide guidance and support services that will aid veterans in their transition to academic and civilian life.

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