Veterans Benefits

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Mercy College of Ohio is happy to assist you in receiving your VA or other military education benefits. Mercy College of Ohio is a participant in the VA Principles of Excellence Program. The VA determines your eligibility for benefits. If you are eligible, the VA Certifying Official in the Financial Aid Office will work with you to certify your education benefits. If you have any questions at any time, please stop by our office, call, or send an email. We are here to assist you.

For help choosing what Education benefit is right for you use the GI Bill© Comparison Tool.

How to Apply for Veteran’s Educational Benefits

Step 1: You may apply online. Go to the Veteran’s Education and Training Website. Call the VA if you are uncertain or have questions (1-888-GI BILL-1). Note: each program has individual requirements for eligibility.

Step 2: If an eligible Service member decides to use Tuition Assistance (TA), enrollment at Mercy College is approved after the TA is approved by your Educational Service Officer (ESO) or counselor within the Military Service. For more information regarding TA, please visit

Step 3: After you have received the Certificate of Eligibility, submit one copy to a Mercy College of Ohio Certifying Official located in the Financial Aid office.

Step 4: For current or active MGIB-Active Duty (Chapter 30), or MGIB Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606), or Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP, Chapter 1607), or Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), please confirm your attendance in the Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (W.A.V.E). Please note, this system is NOT being used for monthly verifications for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. You can verify your enrollment via text message or by calling the Education Call Center (ECC) 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551). The ECC can also help you opt into text verification. VA strongly recommends verifying enrollment via text.

Step 5: Mercy College of Ohio encourages all students, (including veterans, service members, and family members), to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). If you have any questions about how to file the FAFSA, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 419-251-1219 or Please visit the Mercy College financial aid homepage for more detailed information. If you have had a change in your income status, you may qualify to file a Professional Judgement Special Circumstances Appeal. The priority deadline to apply for Mercy College scholarships and FAFSA is March 1st. The FAFSA opens every year on October 1st for the next academic year.

Step 5: Review detailed information regarding estimated price of tuition, fees, books, and other expenses on Mercy College's cost of attendance webpage. You can also use the Net Price Calculator for an estimation of your costs. For the financial aid cost of attendance budget, please read the “Understanding Your Financial Aid Offer.”

Additional links and resources are provided below:

  • External LinkApply For VA Benefits

    If you’re a Servicemember, Veteran, or family member interested in education and training opportunities, you can apply for your Certificate of Eligibility (COE).

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  • External LinkTypes of VA Benefits

    Answer just a few questions about yourself and the school/employer you are considering. You’ll receive an estimate of your GI Bill benefits and some information about the facility’s value and affordability.

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  • Document .pdfStudent Military Leave Policy

    This document outlines the policies and processes that are followed when students who are serving in the Guards or Reserves are called to active status before a semester has started or once a semester has started.

  • Document .pdfOhio Department of Veterans Services Benefits Resource Guide

    Since 1886, Ohio has provided help for Veterans, their spouses and children, and surviving family members of deceased Veterans. This publication describes the many benefits that are available to Ohio's Veterans.

  • External LinkOhio National Guard Scholarship Program

    This page outlines the application process for the Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program (ONGSP).

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Mercy College has a Facebook group for students who serve or have served in the military. Look for us on Facebook (login required) at Mercy College of Ohio Service Men and Women and Veterans Group.

Mental Health Crisis line for Veterans

1-800-273-TALK press "1" for Veterans

Local Counseling

Vet Center
1565 S. Byrne Road
Toledo, OH
Mental Health Counseling for combat veterans or veterans who have experienced trauma

US Veteran's Affairs

Non-combat Veterans
3333 Glendale
Toledo, OH

VA Mental Health Homepage