Airmen in the Air National Guard may be eligible for state tuition assistance. Visit your state's air national guard website for more information.
The Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program (ONGSP) is available to Airmen in the Ohio Air National Guard. Activated/mobilized Air National Guard military personnel may be eligible for Federal Military Tuition Assistance to fund courses in your degree program. Schedule an appointment with an Education Counselor at your nearest Education & Training Center to determine your eligibility.
Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program (ONGSP)
For fiscal year 2019, this grant is limited to 100% of the average tuition charges of state-assisted private institutions for students attending degree-granting private institutions. The fees for private institutions for the 18/19 academic year are a maximum of $4,995.00 per semester ($417.00 per credit hour).
- The scholarship is available for up to eight full-time trimesters.
- Participants must commit to and/or complete a six year enlistment in the Ohio Guard. New enlistees must complete basic training and their AIT/AFSC training. Also, initial applicants who are prior service enlistees and can show evidence of at least three years of Active Duty service in a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces may use the program with a three year enlistment in the Ohio National Guard. You must send a DD214 and a notarized three year waiver form along with your application. Prior service participants are only eligible for four trimesters of scholarship assistance.
- Scholarship program recipients must maintain good attendance at their unit drills; excessive absenteeism is cause for discharge from the Ohio National Guard. In such cases, Ohio law provides for recoupment of a pro-rated amount of the tuition paid plus interest.
Step 1: Obtain and submit application
For each trimester you plan to attend, you must be enrolled a minimum of three credit hours to receive benefits. Obtain your application form and submit to the Adjutant General's Department by the following deadlines:
- Fall: July 1
- Spring: Nov. 1
- Summer: April 1
Step 2: Notify Franklin of your approval
If selected, you will receive an approval letter. Please provide a copy of your ONGSP approval letter to:
Office of Military and Veteran Affairs
201 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
fax: 614.255.9514 or 1.800.549.1904
Questions? Contact the ONGSP by phone at 614.336.7032, toll free 1.888.400.6484.
Step 3: Certifications
Financial Aid will certify National Guard Scholarships six weeks after the beginning of the trimester based on current hours of enrollment.