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Veteran and Military Students

You’ve served us bravely. Now, let us serve you.

Miami University is committed to supporting students and families connected to our nation’s military. As one of the first Purple Star campuses in Ohio, we are proud to be in the top 15 percent of national universities, colleges, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace our country’s veterans, military service members, and dependents as students.

Services and Resources

Miami offers a variety of services and resources to help military-affiliated students during their college journey, no matter which campus you decide to attend. From the Student Veterans Center in Oxford to the Student Veterans of America chapters on all three campuses, you will find support systems at Miami.

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Veterans Benefits Checklist

This checklist is designed to help you keep track of the steps you must take to secure the benefits you have earned through your service. Follow it closely to make sure you don’t miss any important steps or deadlines. If you have additional questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. 

The Alumni Veterans Tribute.

Qualified Dependents

If you are a qualified dependent of a veteran, you can apply to receive funds for tuition, housing, books and supplies. You will need to follow the steps in the Veterans Benefits Checklist in addition to completing a Transfer of Entitlement (TOE).

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ROTC Programs

Miami hosts Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) opportunities for students interested in the Air Force and Navy. Xavier University Army ROTC in Cincinnati serves as the host program for Miami ROTC Army cadets. In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, cadets commit to serve in the U.S. Military after graduation.

A ROTC student hugs an officer at a commissioning ceremony.

Apply to Miami

Veteran and military students pay no application fee and are provided priority registration, education benefit enrollment support, and payment considerations.

A crowd of people at the Alumni Veterans Tribute dedication ceremony.
A ROTC color guard stands in front of veterans holding flags at a parade.

VA Education Benefits Request Form

Students using the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33), the Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30 or 1606), Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31), Dependents Educational Assistance (Chapter 35), or Reserve Educational Assistance (Chapter 1607) are required to submit this form every semester.
Challenge coins from the Alumni Veterans Tribute dedication on a table.

Military Services Eligibility Form

As an active member of the U.S. Armed Forces, a veteran, or a qualified dependent of a veteran, you have the opportunity to self-identify so that Miami recognizes you as eligible for current or future educational services offered by the University and/or the State of Ohio.

Contact the One Stop

The One Stop assists Miami students and authorized family members with billing and payment, financial aid, registration, and student records.