Military & Veteran Students

Next Steps for Admitted Military & Veteran Students

Welcome to the Baldwin Wallace University! We are very excited to embark on this educational journey with you.

Military and Veteran Support Team

Baldwin Wallace has assembled a military and veteran support team, coordinated by your first point of contact, Army veteran Randy Stevenson, with the goal of providing the necessary support in the areas of admission, financial aid, academic advising, career services and certification of enrollment. Randy Stevenson is BW's military services coordinator and will assist with VA benefit processing and referrals to VA or other community veteran service organizations.

BW is also supportive of students who are called to active duty during the academic year.

Checklist for new student veterans >>
Campus map for veterans and military students >>

Adult, Transfer and Military Services

Nancy Jirousek
Director, Adult, Transfer and Military Services
Adult, Transfer and Military Services Office
(440) 826-2298
njirouse@bw.edu

Veteran Support Team Coordinator

Randy Stevenson
Military Services Coordinator
Adult, Transfer and Military Services Office
(440) 826-5920
rstevens@bw.edu

Admission Office

Cheryl Lee
Admission Counselor
Adult, Transfer and Graduate Programs
(440) 826-2915
cllee@bw.edu

Veteran Student Organization/Student Veteran Services

Kate Potter
Student Veteran Representative
Adult, Transfer and Military Services Office
(440) 826-2250
kpotter16@mail.bw.edu

Enrollment Certification and Military Transfer Credit (Certifying Official)

Once you have been admitted to Baldwin Wallace University, you will work with Baldwin Wallace to certify your enrollment to the Veteran's Administration (VA). Each semester, BW must report how many hours you will be enrolled. To have your enrollment certified at BW each semester, contact:

Denise Manke
Academic Information Specialist
Registration and Records Office
(440) 826-8030
dmanke@bw.edu

Tyler Cajka
Assistant Registrar
(440) 826-8028
tcajka@bw.edu

Financial Aid

In addition to GI Bill or other VA educational benefits, student veterans may be eligible for financial aid such as federal or state grants and Federal Direct student loans. Student veterans may also be eligible to receive a BW scholarship or merit award, as determined through the admission process. (However, if a veteran receives 100% in tuition benefits through the GI Bill or other VA education benefits, they will not receive additional tuition specific financial aid or scholarships above the cost of tuition.) Submitting the FAFSA and determining financial aid eligibility can help veterans pay for college once their GI Bill or other VA education benefits have been exhausted.

Additional financial aid opportunities are available for veterans and members of the military, including Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA), Ohio National Guard Scholarships, ROTC, and other military or dependent aid programs. Contact a BW veteran support team member with questions:

Carolyn McCluskey
Financial Aid Specialist
Financial Aid Office
(440) 826-8044
cmcclusk@bw.edu

Cashier's Office - (Vocational Rehabilitation/Chapter 31)

If your eligibility for benefits includes submitting the VA Form 28-1905 (Authorization and Certification of Entrance/Re-entrance into Rehabilitation and Certification of Status), please contact:

Marcia Shaffer
Student Loan Administrator
Cashier's Office
(440) 826-2218
mshaffer@bw.edu

Career Services

Judy Mey
Career Advisor
Career Services Office
(440) 826-2462
jmey@bw.edu