Academic Excellence & Support ServicesAcademic Excellence & Support ServicesDivision of Student AffairsDepartment of Student ServicesUniversity of CincinnatiVeterans Programs & Services

Academic Excellence & Support Services

Veterans Programs & Services

For pictures and video of our 2014 Veterans Day Ceremony, follow this link:

TA, ONGSP, Chapter #30, #31, #33 (not a transfer of benefits), #1606, or #1607 Recipients, You now have priority registration at UC!

April Thoughts

Where has the time gone? Already we are in the month of April and for some of you, you are closing in on graduation! Congratulations on this notable achievement! All of those sleepless nights studying, all of the papers you wrote, all of the projects that you were a part of, brought you to this moment. And on behalf of the Office of Veterans Programs and Services, we want to congratulate you and wish you well on all of your future endeavors.

As you pick up your cap and gown, don’t forget to stop by our office to pick up your veterans cord! This red, white and blue cord will show your fellow graduates and all guests that you have served your country.

For our veterans who are still in school, please take advantage of early registration. Open registration for the fall semester will begin on the 13th of April, so you may want to register now and get the classes that you want.

Please check out our Twitter page @UC_Vets, or our Facebook page at for information about upcoming events, and to see what is going on with veterans at UC

Once again, I thank you all for everything that you do; and if you have a need, please contact our office so we can try to assist you!

Go Bearcats!





Veterans Programs & Services is committed to providing our veterans the support and assistance you need to successfully complete your education here at UC. 

To get started, you need to file through the Department of Veterans Affairs for your education benefits. You must accomplish this very important process before taking advantage of your benefits at UC. We need your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Award Letter verifying your eligibility for VA education benefits. If you are a reservist or National Guard, you must also file through your unit to obtain your Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE). We cannot begin certifying you with the VA until we have received your COE and/or NOBE. If you need help in the filing process for your COE, please contact our office. For help with the NOBE, contact your unit.

Any questions that pertain to these instructions or questions regarding VA benefits, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 513-556-6811 or

Click Application for Benefits to get started.

Continuing students, click here for information.

Cincinnati Smart is Veteran Strong

New GI BILLTool!

GI Bill® Comparison Tool

You can now find information online about Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and the schools and training programs available to education beneficiaries.

2014-15 VPS Form (Backpay and 15US)

New Initiatives:

Disability Services Accomodations

We are working to better tie in disability services and accomodations for qualifying students.

If you are a veteran or a student with a disability, please take a moment to visit

There are many great resources and accomodations if you qualify, including extended test times and quiet room options for testing.

Please contact or call 513-556-6823 for more information.

If you have suggestions for miliatry and veteran student specific offerings, email with a subject "DSO tie in".


Veteran Coaching Pilot

Our office is interested in developing a veteran coaching program, staffed by veteran and military students to help coach and transition new and transfer veteran students acclimate to campus life and learn about GI bill benefits.  Currently, we are exploring options to pay under the VA work study guidelines. If you have suggestions or want to be a part of this initiative, please email with a subject line "Veteran Coaching".



Upcoming Events:

Omega Delta Sigma Ohio Beta Meeting

Monday, April 13th  at 6pm

University Pavilion room 220A



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