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Externally Funded Students

Section 9.6 of the Graduate School Handbook

There are several types of external funding that graduate students may receive from sources outside the university. Externally funded graduate students may not be eligible for the Health subsidy provided to Graduate Associates.  Such externally funded students are not hired as GAs. The payment of tuition and fees and student stipend levels will be independently dictated by these external funding agencies. A few examples include:

  • The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.
  • Government sponsorship. US or non-US government organizations will often directly pay Ohio State for the cost of tuition and fees.
  • Industry sponsorship. Employees of private sector may avail of graduate tuition and fees as an employee benefit from their employer.