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A New Chapter

Whether you're in ROTC, active duty, a veteran or a military spouse or dependent, Ashland University is dedicated to ensuring that if college is the next step in your journey, you will always have the support you need. Ashland University was named among the top 12 schools in the nation for military-connected and veteran students, and is the only private university on the list.

A Degree is Affordable

Through a combination of GI Bill benefits, the Yellow Ribbon Program and our deep commitment to the success of every student, military-connected and veteran students who come to Ashland will pay little or no tuition out of pocket.

Since the end of World War II, the GI Bill has helped qualifying veterans and their family members get money to cover all or some of the costs for school or training. We will be glad to handle the qualification and application process to ensure you are able to maximize the benefits of this program.

The Yellow Ribbon Program helps cover costs for out-of-state and/or private undergraduate tuition not covered by the GI Bill. Where many private schools honor some portion of the Yellow Ribbon Program and only for a limited number of students per year, Ashland is one of the only private universities in America to pledge maximum coverage for all undergraduate students who qualify.

From your first contact with a member of our team, we determine which GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program benefits you’re eligible for and begin the application process.

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The Jack

Designed for exclusive military-connected and veteran student use, The Jack W. Liebert Military & Veteran Resource Center is your hub on campus. Housing everything from the Military Student Service offices to a USO-style lounge and communal spaces designed to bring students like you together, The Jack gives you everything you need to transition successfully from military to college life.

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Come See for Yourself

Come for a campus visit! We’ll give you a tour and start helping you navigate the daily details of college life—housing, finances, meals, meeting faculty, scheduling classes, partnering with other veterans who can advise you on any details you may have questions about.

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Steps to Enrollment

First, we’ll help you determine and apply for all the VA benefits that apply to you. Next, we’ll help you complete and submit your application for admission to Ashland University. Once you’re admitted, we’ll also help you choose and register for classes.

You’ll apply either as an undergraduate student, a transfer student or a graduate student.

Tuition Assistance (TA) funds are a unique, distinct source of financial aid available to eligible Service members, and TA is a first payer. For details on applying for TA funds, visit the Military OneSource website.

Eligible Service members must receive approval from an Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within the Military Service prior to enrolling.

The estimated cost of books and supplies ranges from $500 to $1,000 per year, depending on the type and level of academic program.

Readmission: Former students are welcome to return and study at Ashland University; simply complete and submit the reactivation application form. Be sure to list any colleges or universities you have attended while you’ve been away. Please request official transcripts from these institutions to be sent to our Admissions Office.

Contact Information

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Chris Schwan
Assistant Director of MBA Recruitment; Admissions Representative for the College of Business & Economics