Beyond The Expectations

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Genel | 0 comments

Beyond The Expectations

For a veteran, it is easy to continue their educational path after serving, all they need to do is contact an online university for military.

The public colleges and universities of Ohio are committed to the acceptance and awarding of college credit for military training, experience, and coursework. The Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education signed a directive providing a baseline set of standards and procedures for the application of military credit.


Veterans Upward Bound

The Veterans Upward Bound program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is designed to motivate and assist veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in a program of postsecondary education. The program provides assessment and enhancement of basic skills through counseling, mentoring, tutoring and academic instruction in the core subject areas. The primary goal of the program is to increase the rate at which participants enroll in and complete postsecondary education programs.

Currently, Ohio is home to two Veteran Upward Bound Programs:

  • Cuyahoga Community College – Veterans Education Access Program(link sends e-mail)
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College – Veterans Upward Bound Program(link sends e-mail)

The Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium

All 36 eligible Ohio public colleges and universities formerly participated in the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium. This demonstrates their commitment to awarding college credit for education and training received during military service.  The SOC Consortium was dissolved when the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding was created.  The old guidelines for the SOC have been incorporated into the DoD MOU.

Scholarship opportunities for veterans and their families

The Ohio Department of Higher Education promotes scholarship opportunities such as the Ohio War Orphans & Severley Disabled Veterans’ Children Scholarship, Ohio Safety Officers Memorial Fund and Ohio National Guard Scholarship. It also helps connect students with financial aid resources through the Federal GI Bill or state-based initiatives like the Ohio College Opportunity Grant.

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