Getting started at Franklin is easy. Follow the Getting Started steps above to begin the process of becoming a Franklin student.
Army National Guard students are eligible to use GoArmyEd to request Federal Military Tuition Assistance. Please see the section on Army Tuition, Fees, and Funding for information on accessing these benefits.
Soldiers in the Army National Guard may be eligible for state tuition assistance. Visit your state’s Army National Guard website for more information.
Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program (ONGSP)
Subject to funding available from the Ohio General Assembly, the ONGSP provides tuition up to $4,710.00 ($393.00 per credit hour) per trimester for fiscal year 2014 to Army and Air National Guard members attending a two-year or four-year public or private college or university.
- 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:
- Summer: April 1 Fall: July 1 Winter: Nov. 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