The PATRIOTS Program

Ohio Dominican University first launched its PATRIOTS Program nearly 20 years ago to better serve the educational needs of veterans who had served and defended the United States of America. Our ambitious advocacy for the education goals of military veterans makes our PATRIOTS Program unique among institutions of higher education.

And now, the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (sometimes referred to as the new GI Bill) puts earning a college degree well within the reach of veterans who qualify for this generous educational benefit. We invite veterans to see if they pre-qualify for the the funds available through the new GI Bill. Those who act quickly and qualify will be able to enroll for classes beginning this fall at ODU.

Eligibility is based on the total number of active duty months served post September 11, 2001.


There are generous allowances for monthly living expenses, books, and other student activity fees. Interested veterans submit the required documentation and application to the Veterans Administration for review and approval. Once approved, we will work with each qualifying veteran to keep their academic goals on track.

The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 provides the following benefits to veterans:

  • Tuition & Fees
  • Books
  • Living Expenses
  • Relocation Allowance

Additionally, Ohio Dominican University will participate in the Yellow Ribbon program, which provides additional funding to help close the gap between the educational assistance provided by the new GI Bill and the actual cost of tuition at private universities such as ODU.

For additional questions regarding the Post-9/11 GI education benefits, the Yellow Ribbon Program, or ODU course offerings, please contact the Admissions Office at Ohio Dominican University at 800-955-OHIO.