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Military Friendly Programs

MVNU is a veteran-friendly institution of higher learning. You’ll find many degree paths that will help you obtain your degree. 

We also certify many different VA Programs and we’re happy to work with you and the VA to assist with the cost of your education. You’ll find them listed below.


Please note that when applying for these benefits, there are certain eligibility requirements you’ll need to meet.

GI Bill® all Chapters

  • Post 9/11 (chapter 33)
    • The post 9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for service members who have served on active duty after September 11, 2001. The eligibility for this program is that you must have served at least 90 days on active-duty status to obtain this benefit.
    • Montgomery GI Bill Select Reserve (Chapter 1606)
      • The Montgomery GI Bill Select Reserve offers 36 months of education and training benefits for those who are National Guard or Reservists. To be eligible you must meet these requirements: have a 6-year service obligation; completed your initial active duty for training; have a High School diploma, and be in good standing while serving in an active Selected Reserve unit. For a step-by-step process for applying please visit the link below.
      • Step by step application process: Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR) | Veterans Affairs (
Yellow Ribbon
  • The Yellow Ribbon program allows institutions of higher learning to enter voluntarily into an agreement with DVA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the annual tuition cap. This payment is made directly to the school on behalf of the student. To be eligible you must meet one of these requirements: have served at least 36 months on active duty and were honorably discharged; be a purple heart recipient; served for at least 30 continuous days and were discharged from active duty for a service connected disability or are a dependent of a veteran who is eligible.
Ohio Guard Scholarship Program
  • Federal tuition assistance program pays veterans up to $250 per credit hour for educational needs. Please see the FTA handbook to see if you are eligible and to learn more about the program.


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Links to Government Websites:

VA phone number to request hard copy of GI bill Application - 1-888-442-4551

Step by step guide for Applying for VA benefits - Apply For Education Benefits | Veterans Affairs (

Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program - Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program

Ohio National Guard Benefits Handbook - arng-education-benefits-handbook.pdf (

Military-Friendly Degree Programs Built Just For You

In terms of earning a bachelor’s or graduate degree, veterans, active-duty military members, and their spouses have specific educational needs. We understand that flexibility is essential in the event you go through a location transfer, are deployed, or are a reservist with a busy schedule. Also, if you’ve recently returned home, we realize that the traditional college environment might not be ideal for you. That’s why we’ve built our programs to meet these unique needs.

With a history of serving military members, MVNU’s GPS programs are ideal for both veterans and active personnel. Many of our bachelor’s and graduate degrees are 100% online, allowing you to complete your education right from home or anywhere in the world. This eliminates the need to transfer credits, should you move to a new location.

Curricula for our military-friendly degree programs are developed by experts and continually updated. We pair this with a stimulating classroom environment, where your professors and peers encourage your personal and professional success. Throughout, all programs weave in biblical values, emphasize leadership principles and an ethical mindset, and open up the opportunity for service projects.

Further helping you work around your current schedule, military members can take classes one at a time online. As you think about taking the next step, explore all of our military-friendly online degree programs.

Offering Affordable Degree Programs For Veterans & Military Members

Beyond our convenient and flexible online degrees, GPS accommodates veterans, active-duty members, and their spouses in a number of ways. Because we’re a Higher Learning Commission–accredited university, you have the chance to apply your benefits, including the GI Bill, toward your degree here. We also participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Designed for service members who have completed at least 36 months of active duty, Purple Heart recipients, and individuals discharged due to a service-related disability, this program matches funds between schools like MVNU and the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide additional tuition assistance. 

Veterans and active-duty military members bring a wealth of experience with them, and that’s why MVNU allows you to apply your service toward your degree through prior-learning credits (PLCs). We accept American Council on Education (ACE) credits for the advanced technical skills you’ve acquired and provide credit for all CLEP exams completed.

Learn more about MVNU’s military member-specific services below:

Previous Military Training

MVNU accepts most ACE military training recommendations for credit. Students can earn up to 40 hours of general electives. Learn more about receiving credit for your military service.


Financial Assistance for Military Members

We accept benefits from all Chapters, including the Chapter 33 Post 9/11 Benefit. MVNU is also proud to be a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. To learn more about these programs, contact us at 1-800-839-2355 or visit


Other Benefits we accept include:

MyCAA, which provides spouses of active duty military members up to $4,000 to apply to a portable career field.

Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program (obtain forms from Ohio adjutant General's Office)

For more information, contact Ryan Downs at (740) 397-9000, ext. 4524.


Additional Advantages

Students who qualify for and desire accommodations due to a disability can receive assistance through MVNU’s Accessibility Services department.

Advisors assist with career planning, and career-focused events sharpen your job-hunting skills.


Additional Resources for Military Members

Higher Education Resources for Vets and Their Families

Financial Aid for Veterans & Dependents

GI Bill College Benefits Transfer

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