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Recognized as a Military Friendly School – G.I. Jobs Magazine

Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15% of schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military students and ensure their success on campus.


Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law thanks all veterans for their service to our country and would like to assist students in taking the next step to become a successful attorney. 

ONU Law believes that Veterans, like you, can apply the skills learned in the military to your legal education. Veterans who attend ONU Law find an exceptionally supportive community comprised of skilled professors who will help you succeed. Our incredible academic support program, high bar passage rates, low 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio, and guaranteed clinical placement programs provide students with the necessary skills to become proficient practitioners.

In addition to support within the classroom, Ohio Northern University has committed to support Veterans financially as a member of the Yellow Ribbon Program. For Veterans approved to receive Yellow Ribbon Program benefits, Ohio Northern University will cover 50 percent (up to $20,000 per year) of any tuition and fees that remain after Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits have been used by an eligible service member. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will then match Ohio Northern's contribution, which means eligible military veterans can attend ONU Law tuition-free.




Post-9/11 GI Bill – Chapter 33

This benefit was implemented on August 1, 2009 and provides educational assistance to individuals who have served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. Persons eligible for Chapter 30 or REAP benefits may elect to receive benefits under this new Post-9/11 GI Bill.


Yellow Ribbon Program

Veterans that are 100% eligible to receive full benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill are also eligible to receive benefits under the Yellow Ribbon Program. Under this program, the VA will match whatever contribution is made by Ohio Northern to cover tuition and fees 100% based on months of entitlements.


Montgomery (New) GI Bill – Chapter 30

Veterans who entered Active Duty after June 30, 1985 are eligible. Must have completed at least 2 years of continuous active service; contributed $1200 to the program; received a high school diploma or GED; and received an honorable discharge.


Reserve GI Bill – Chapter 1606

Any person who enlists, re-enlists, or extends an enlistment in the Selective Reserve for not less than 6 years, in addition to any other period of obligation after June 30, 1985 and completed high school or GED, IADT, 180 days of service in the selective reserve and is satisfactorily participating in required training in the selective reserve.


Dependents Educational Assistance – Chapter 35

This portion of 38 U.S.C. authorizes educational benefits to dependents and survivors of certain veterans who have serious disabilities as the result of their service, (100% disabled), or who have died of a service-connected cause, were a prisoner of war, or missing in action.


Vocational Rehabilitation – Chapter 31

Veterans who have been declared disabled by the Department of Veterans Affairs due to service related injury are eligible for this entitlement. For more information on Vocational Rehabilitation contact your VA Representative in your community.


Activated Reservists after September 11, 2001 – Chapter 1607 (REAP)

Certain reservists who were activated after September 11, 2001 may either be eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.