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Active Military and Veterans — Earn Your Degree Online

Use Your Benefits at a Military Friendly School

Use Your Benefits | Get Dedicated Military Support | Transfer Credits | Save Money

We’re thankful for your service and are dedicated to your success.

Get the right credentials to reach your goals and advance your career through Shawnee State University’s online campus. We’ve made it our mission to assist U.S. military veterans, service members, and their families in obtaining all the educational benefits they’ve earned through service. As a Military Friendly® school that was also selected as a Best for Vets school in 2021, we’ll provide you and your family the guidance and support you need to transition to academic and civilian life.

Use Your Benefits

Our military support teams can help you determine eligibility for a variety of programs available to lower your out-of-pocket costs. For information regarding GI Bill® or Tuition Assistance benefits, contact the SSU veterans’ coordinator:

Eric Ramaekers
eramaekers@shawnee.edu
740-351-4441
Services for Veterans and Military-Connected Students

Get Dedicated Military Support

Shawnee State faculty complete Green Zone Training to understand our military-affiliated students’ backgrounds and mindsets. We’re honored to help you transition to college life and offer the support you need to succeed in earning your degree and launching your chosen career.

Save Time and Money

You can save time and money earning your degree by transferring credits, utilizing our military affiliations, and applying for scholarships in tandem with your education benefits.

Active-Duty Tuition Discount

Active-duty service members using federal tuition assistance pay a reduced tuition rate of $250 per credit hour.

Transfer Your Credits

Receive credit for U.S. military training and take fewer courses to earn your degree.

  • Bachelor’s Programs — Earn and apply up to 90 transfer credits.
  • Master’s Programs — Apply up to nine graduate-level transfer credits.

Use Our Military Affiliations

Our military agreements with METC and CCAF can ensure your graduate with your degree faster.

External Scholarships

To shorten your search time, we’ve curated a list of scholarships. The list is not meant to be all-encompassing and you should seek additional sources as you’re able.

Additional Military Resources

Find quick connection points to the military resources you are most likely to need.


Ohio Cares is a collaborative effort formed with local and state agencies to support the mental health needs of returning veterans and their families. Their purpose is to enhance the “safety net” of behavioral health services available including those of the Department of Veterans Affairs and Vet Centers.

  • Their non-emergency resource information line is 1-800-761-0868.
  • If you are a soldier or airman in distress, or know of one who needs immediate assistance, call their crisis hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

If you have questions or concerns, contact the Veterans Coordinator in the Student Success Center:

Eric Ramaekers
Veterans Coordinator
erameakers@shawnee.edu
(740) 351-4441

Which Degree Is Right for You?

Small class sizes allow experienced faculty to focus on their military students. You’ll be guided by experts in the industry throughout your program and can count on the individualized attention you need. Review the programs below and reach out for more information on the ones that interest you the most. View Programs Now >>

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