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Veterans Services

Because you have served your country with honor.

Our mission is to make the University of Dayton a top choice for veteran and military affiliated students. Through enhanced access to programs and services, we are committed to linking this diverse community’s leadership and service experiences with learning and scholarship from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.

We assist veterans and their dependents in obtaining educational benefits. Our office can help guide students through the proper process for accessing their benefits, eligibility, and other needs.

Not a student yet? Submit a free application or schedule a campus visit!

The University of Dayton is proud to be a Yellow Ribbon Program participant.

Undergraduate students receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill® and Yellow Ribbon have their cost of tuition completely covered!  While graduate programs vary, most qualified graduate students will experience the same. See the Yellow Ribbon section for full details.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

The University of Dayton earned a 2020-21 Military Friendly® School Gold designation.

Military Friendly® is a component of a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business.  This year they rated over 1000 schools and determined that UD placed within 10% of the Top Ten schools in our category!

The University of Dayton earned a 2020 Veterans Nationwide Top 10% designation.

College Factual™ rated over 1,750 schools nationally and over 80 schools in Ohio and found UD to be in the top 10% of both categories.  They also found UD to be in the top 10% for veterans majoring in Business, Management, Marketing, and Finance and in the top 15% for International Business.

Veterans Services Contacts

In order to efficiently assist you, please send all correspondence such as benefits forms and general inquiries to  Unless you are working with a team member on something specific, utilizing our general inbox will ensure that your requests are processed efficiently and that all team members can access our communications history. 

Office Email:


Sam Surowitz

Director, Military and Veteran Programs and Services
Phone: 937-229-5540


Ron Johnson

Associate Director, Military and Veteran Programs and Services

Phone: 937-229-5542


Racqueal Gamble

Associate Director, Financial Aid, Programs and Partnerships

Phone: 937-229-4162


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St. Mary's Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1600