Veteran and Military Services

Military Friendly School
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Victory Media, a veteran owned business, named Tiffin University to its Military Friendly Schools list.

Tiffin University is committed to providing support to military service members, veterans and their families as they work towards their educational goals and degree attainment. Our mission is to educate students by linking knowledge to professional practice. Students receive practical education geared toward real world jobs. Our programs align with military career paths with various degrees in Criminal Justice such as Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, as well as Government and National Security, and Leadership and Change.

 

 

EDUCATION BENEFIT APPLICATION TIPS

If you have never applied for education benefits from the VA you will need to:
  • Apply online by visiting the VA website at www.va.gov and choose Apply for Education Benefits – Complete VA form 22-1990.
  • Once your application is approved you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility. You must submit a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility to Tiffin University’s Office of Veteran & Military Services in order for the Certifying Official to certify enrollment with the VA.

If you are a transferring student using VA education benefits, or a student who has changed your major/program since the last semester in which you received benefits, you will need to:

  • Visit the VA website at www.va.gov and choose Change Current Education Benefits
  • Under How do I request changes to my benefits? – click on Complete VA form 22-1995

Dependents/spouse who are receiving transferred benefits should:

  • Visit the VA website at www.va.gov and complete VA form 22-1990E which allows the family member to access the transferred benefit. VA will send a Certificate of Eligibility once the application is approved. Please submit a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility to Tiffin University’s Office of Veteran & Military Services in order for the Certifying Official to certify enrollment with the VA.

Students who are eligible for Dependents Education Assistance (DEA) should:

  • Visit the VA website at www.va.gov and complete VA form 22-5490. Upon benefit approval the dependent will receive a Certificate of Eligibility outlining the benefit.
  • Please submit a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility to Tiffin University’s Office of Veteran & Military Services in order for the Certifying Official to verify enrollment with the VA.

Students who are using Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation:

  • The VA Case Manager will submit program approval documentation to the Tiffin University School Certifying Official.
  • School Certifying Official will certify enrollment through VA and set up billing to the appropriate VA Regional Processing Office.

 

To create a eBenefits account go to www.ebenefits.va.gov and click “ REGISTER”

How to Apply or make a change - https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/ 
After You Apply - https://www.va.gov/education/after-you-apply/ 

 

YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM

Tiffin University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program which is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill® providing additional funds for tuition and fees exceeding the amount payable by the VA. (Eligibility requirements established by the VA apply)

**Please notify the VA Certifying Official at Tiffin University once you have registered for classes each semester. If you make any changes to your schedule such as add/drop classes or withdraw entirely, you must notify the Certifying Official immediately at 419-448-3340 or email at vaughna@tiffin.edu.

 

Types of VA Benefits

Post 9/11 Bill - https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/post-9-11/

Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty - https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/montgomery-active-duty/ 

Montgomery GI Bill Selective Reserve - https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/montgomery-selected-...

 

Changes to Schedule

Please notify the VA Certifying Official at Tiffin University once you have registered for classes each semester. If you make any changes to your schedule such as add/drop classes or withdraw entirely, you must notify the Certifying Official immediately at 419-448-3340 or email at vaughna@tiffin.edu.

Important Information and Topics of Interest

Tiffin University Academic Bulletin

Tiffin University Student Services

Department of Veterans Affairs

Request Joint Services Transcript (JST)

Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program

Military One Source 

Military.com

  • Postsecondary Education Complaint System (PECS) – Launched in January 2014 by the Department of Defense and intended for complaints directly related to the Principles of Excellence.
  • Federal Tuition Assistance
  • Federal Tuition Assistance Top-Up Program

Principles of Excellence

In April 2012 the White House established the Principles of Excellence program to provide Veterans, Service members and their families with information regarding their federal military and Veterans’ educational benefits. Educational institutions must follow these guidelines if they receive military Tuition Assistance or Veteran education benefit funding:

https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/principles_of_excellence.asp

 

    ROTC Programs

    Founded in 1916, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a college program, offered at over 1,700 colleges and universities across the United States, that prepares young adults to become officers in the military. In exchange for a paid college education (upon meeting specific criteria determined by the appropriate branch) cadets commit to serve in the military after graduation, guaranteeing a post-college career.

    ROTC at Tiffin University

    Tiffin University partners with Bowling Green State University to offer the ROTC program for the Army, Air Force and Space Force branches of the U.S. military. Students enroll in courses at Tiffin University and travel to Bowling Green State University one day per week for instruction.

    To get more information about ROTC with Tiffin University, contact:

    Andrea Draper
    Assistant Registrar
    Tiffin University
    800.968.6446 ext. 3452
    draperac@tiffin.edu

    To get more information about ROTC at Bowling Green State University, visit a detachment or observe a class or lab, by contacting the program of interest:

    Air Force ROTC
    Bowling Green State University
    419.372.2176
    det620@bgsu.edu
    www.bgsu.edu/air-force-rotc.html

    Army ROTC
    Bowling Green State University
    419.372.9968
    mdewalt@bgsu.edu
    www.bgsu.edu/army-rotc-html

    The Tiffin University contact regarding ROTC is Andrea Draper, draperac@tiffin.edu

    Apply to TU here.

    Active Duty Tuition Rates

    If you are currently active duty military, you are eligible for a reduced rate of tuition at Tiffin University. Students who receive this benefit are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University discounts/grants. Proof required annually to confirm continued eligibility of the tuition rate.

    Tuition Costs:

    • $250 per credit hour for Undergraduate Bachelor Degree Students
    • $325 per credit hour for Master Degree Students

    Acceptable documentation (please provide one)

    • Proof of service statement or letter
    • Copy of your most recent active enlistment contract
    • Letter from an Education Officer
    • Copy of active military ID
    • Tuition Assistance (TA) Authorization Letter

    If you are receiving Tuition Assistance (TA) make sure to send your TA Authorization Letter. Questions please contact Ashley Vaughn at VaughnA@tiffin.edu.

    Military Discount

    Tiffin University will provide a military discount toward tuition to retired military, Veterans, Reservists, National Guard, and/or dependents of active duty (spouse/children). You must submit documentation in order to receive this discount. Students who receive this discount are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University discounts. Proof must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office annually to confirm continued eligibility of the discount.

    • Master Degree Students: $250 per credit hour discount
    • Undergraduate Degree Students: $150 per credit hour discount

    Acceptable documentation (please provide one):

    • Proof of service statement or letter
    • Copy of your most recent enlistment contract
    • Copy of your most recent Leave and Earning Statement showing estimated time of separation
    • Copy of your DD214
    • Letter from an Education Officer
    • Copy of DEERS form 1172-2
    • Copy of military ID

    What Our Graduates Say About the Programs

    “Tiffin University prepared me to enter the work force as an Army Officer in many different aspects, all of which allowed me to excel with my day-to-day job responsibilities. If you are looking for a school that not only takes care of its veterans’ and active military members’ best interest, but also prepares you for your career, TU is right for you.”

    -Tyler Todd, Bachelor of Arts – Government & National Security/Intelligence & Security Studies, Bachelor of Criminal Justice – Homeland Security, 2014

    “Since completing my master’s degree, I was promoted to a program protection analyst at the Missile Defense Agency at the Redstone Arsenal facility. I assess supply chain risk management for our national defense systems, utilizing the same concepts taught at Tiffin University. I am proud to call TU my alma mater. I am humbled by the experiences I had with the faculty, staff and the military services office which made my dream of achieving a graduate degree a reality.”

    -Erik Lawson, Master of Science, 2016

    “The number one resource that facilitates success at Tiffin University is the professors in the classroom. When I first attended TU I knew what I wanted to do and where I wanted to be but was unsure about the best way to get there. However, I soon became aware that the best resource to assist me in locating a rewarding job in my field was the TU faculty and staff. Not only were these individuals well connected in their respected industries, but also able to instill in me the knowledge and tools I would need to succeed in my industry. They were able to easily develop lesson plans that came from real world scenarios and facilitated the development of analytical thinking skills, writing skills, speaking skills, and management ability...because of the hardwork and dedication of the faculty at TU, I was able to secure a job in Washington D.C. at a government agency where I use the skills taught to me everyday.”

    -Alex Schuett, Bachelor of Arts – Government & National Security/Intelligence & Security Studies, 2017

     

    Veteran and Military Resource Center

    External front view of the Tiffin University's Veteran and Military Resource Center
    Located on the Tiffin University campus the Veteran and Military Resource Center (VMRC) was dedicated on November 11, 2015 and serves both campus-based and online students. This facility provides an atmosphere conducive to individual or group study with a conference room, several computers, and study areas. Students also have use of a lounge area, kitchen, and two TVs.

    The School Certifying Official is located in the center, and available to provide information regarding benefit application procedures and processing, as well as additional support services on campus. (Campus office located at 35 South Sandusky Street)

    Questions

    Ashley Vaughn
    Assistant Director for Online Advising & School Certifying Official
    419-448-3340
    vaughna@tiffin.edu

    Office Hours – Bridgewater House on Sandusky Street

    Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:00

    If you need additional assistance, please visit the VA website https://www.va.gov or call toll-free 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to speak with a VA representative.