Military-Related Financial Aid

ODU is committed to making the transition back to school easier and more affordable for veterans, active servicemembers, and military education benefits-eligible dependents. 

General Financial Aid Information

Ohio Dominican offers many types of financial aid to our students. Some, such as loans and grants, are based on financial need. Others are based on past academic performance, also known as "merit." Our Financial Aid office has more information about financial aid resources available to all Ohio Dominican students.

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Military Financial Assistance

Students selected to receive the Salute to Service Scholarship receive up to $3,000 in tuition per semester that is not already covered by military education benefits, or other grants and scholarships. In addition to covering tuition, the Salute to Service Scholarship may be applied toward other fees, including activity and orientation fees to reduce or completely cover the remaining cost of an ODU education.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students must be eligible to receive military education benefits
  • Students must be financially eligible for Federal Pell Grant
  • Students must be continuously enrolled either part-time or full-time
  • Students must maintain good academic standing
  • Students must file the FAFSA at least a month before the starting semester
  • Scholarship is only applicable towards undergraduate degree programs
  • Scholarship is available for all semesters (fall, spring, and summer)
  • Scholarship cannot be transferred to any other institution

What the scholarship covers:

  • ODU Tuition
  • ODU Activity Fee
  • ODU Orientation Fee (first year)

What the scholarship does not cover:

  • Books
  • Health Insurance (if not waived)
  • Room and meal plan costs
  • Parking
  • Other indirect or miscellaneous costs

The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 puts earning a college degree well within the reach of veterans who qualify for this generous educational benefit.

  • Eligibility is based on the total number of active duty months served post September 11, 2001.
  • Interested veterans should submit the required documentation and application to the Veterans Administration for review and approval.
  • Once approved, we will work with each qualifying veteran to keep their academic goals on track.
  • Additionally, ODU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides additional funding to help close the gap between the assistance provided by Post-9/11 act and the actual cost of tuition.

For more information regarding Post-9/11 education benefits, the Yellow Ribbon Program or ODU course offerings, contact the Admission Office at (800) 955-OHIO or

ODU is full participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides additional funding to help close the gap between the assistance from the Post-9/11 program and the actual cost of tuition.


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