Most active-duty military personnel, Army Reservists, and Army National Guard members qualify for their branch’s Tuition Assistance program. In most cases, eligible personnel who enroll have no out-of-pocket expenses due to Lakewood University’s affordable tuition. For questions about eligibility, please get in touch with the base education office for details.
To be eligible for this grant, the individual:
Once the Admissions Specialist has verified that the two conditions have been met, and the student has enrolled at Lakewood University, the qualifying student will be awarded the grant on a first come-first served basis. This is also based on the availability of funding in The Lorraine Dominick Grant Award.
To be eligible for this grant, the individual with a balance not covered by financial aid:
Lakewood University is approved for the Career Improvement Program (CIP), which allows all eligible Ohio state bargaining unit employees to enroll in many of our programs. The UET Trustees has developed CIP to help employees prepare for tomorrow’s jobs today. CIP helps eligible state bargaining unit employees shape their futures with training in some of Ohio’s best schools. All state agencies benefit when employees develop new skills.
CIP pays up to $4,000 per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) for tuition and mandatory instructional fees for each eligible state bargaining unit employee in the program.
MyCAA is a scholarship program that offers up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses pursuing a license, certification, or an Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.
Eligible job seekers can have up to $6,775 in financial assistance to pursue certification training programs like those offered by Lakewood University. We provide students with personalized, short-term training to start a new career in healthcare, business, legal, or information technology so they can compete in the job market.
Please contact our Admissions Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-517-0857, option1, for more information on the application process.
Funds that do not have to be repaid and are based on many factors, including academic merit and/or financial need. Students are encouraged to research and apply for scholarships outside of the University.
Below are resources that can aid you in the scholarship search. There is no obligation to use the websites, as students can obtain scholarships from any external source they select.
Find more information here: Types of Financial Aid
Degree-seeking graduate students must meet the basic eligibility rules that apply to undergraduate students and are typically only eligible for Federal Student Loans.
Graduate students may also be eligible for private student loans or employer benefits to help cover tuition costs. Graduate students can also cover the cost of tuition and fees by self-pay out of pocket.
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) offers several educational benefits to veterans.
There are multiple GI Bill® benefits and each is different. We recommend that you compare your options using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool or the comparison table at the VA website. These tools can help you calculate your benefits, research approved programs, and determine eligibility.
In addition, you can view more detailed information on the following programs by clicking the links:
This policy serves to fully inform students receiving military tuition assistance (TA) of the required actions the University must take to comply with the Department of Defense (DOD) Memorandum of Understanding Return Policy for Military Tuition Assistance (TA) funds rules and align with the return of unearned student aid rules applicable to the Federal Student Aid as required under section 484B of the Department of Education Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
Military Tuition Assistance
Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Congress has given each service the ability to pay up to 100% for the tuition expenses of its member. Each service has its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application processes, and restrictions. This money is usually paid directly to the institution by the individual services. This policy only applies to this type of educational benefit. The TA program is a benefit that is available only while the student is in the service. This policy does not apply to Veterans or Veterans benefits.
Tuition Assistance Policy
Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. To comply with the Department of Defense (DOD) policy, Lakewood University will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending.
In instances when a person stops attending due to a military service obligation, Lakewood will work with the affected service member to identify solutions that will not result in student debt for the returned portion in compliance with the DOD policy.
Tuition Assistance Process
To remain in compliance with the Department of Defense’s policy, Lakewood will return any unearned TA funds through at least 60% of the semester on a prorated basis. Once you have completed 60% of the course, there is a 0% return. The amount of unearned TA that is returned is based on the date of withdrawal from the course. Unearned TA funds will be returned on a prorated basis, depending on the length of the course.
To determine the amount of TA that needs to be returned, the institution will determine the date the withdrawal was submitted, and then divide that by the number of days in the term to determine the percentage of TA that was earned by the student.
After 60% of the semester has passed, TA will not be evaluated for a return to the DOD.
As an institution, the DOD will be billed after 60% of the semester has passed to reduce the amount of incorrect TA funds being disbursed by the DOD to Lakewood University. We will only bill for the amount the student earned given their enrollment.
Schedule for returning unearned TA: Bold type identifies the 60% complete point
16-Week Course: Withdrawal Submitted
Before or during weeks 1 – 2 100% return
During weeks 3 – 4 75% return
During weeks 9 – 10 40% return (60%, of course, is completed)
During weeks 11 – 16 0% return
36-Week Course: Withdrawal Submitted
Before or during weeks 1-7 100% return
During weeks 8-9 75% return
During weeks 21-22 40% return (60%, of course, is completed)
During weeks 23-36 0% return
For courses that have durations differing from those listed above:
Unearned TA funds will be returned on a prorated basis, depending on the length of the course. To determine the amount of TA that needs to be returned, the institution will determine the date the withdrawal was submitted, and then divide that by the number of days in the term to determine the percentage of TA that was earned by the student.
If you are a disabled veteran, you may be entitled to Vocational Rehabilitation education benefits from the VA which may cover up to the full cost of tuition, books, and fees. You may also receive a stipend for course enrollments and technology expenses associated with taking courses online.
Call the VA at 800-827-1000 and ask about Vocational Rehabilitation benefits. They will direct you to a case manager in your local area to review your claim. If approved, your case manager should provide the VA form 28-1905.
For more information on VA Benefits please contact the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs: 1-844-698-2311 or
Telephone Number: 800-517-0857 X700/ Text ONLY Line: 216-678-9933
Many businesses today offer educational benefits to their employees. The process is different for each employer, but there are a few steps you’ll need to follow here in order to register and pay for courses using your employer’s benefits.