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The University of Cincinnati offers Veterans Tools for Success

By: Jill Cochran

  Have you heard of the “VSOC” program? It stands for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) VetSuccess on Campus program – and the University of Cincinnati is a location spot!  Through the VSOC program, VA places experienced vocational rehabilitation counselors on college campuses to assist the growing number of Service-members, Veterans, and dependents attending school under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and other VA educational programs.

 These VSOC counselors are trained to provide academic and vocational guidance to Veterans, and help connect them to other VA benefits, including health care and mental health services.  The VSOC counselors maintain close relationships with local VA Vet Centers and VA medical facilities, referring Service-members, Veterans and dependents as needed and providing assistance applying for VA medical and nonmedical benefits. The University of Cincinnati’s VSOC counselor can be found on campus at 230 University Pavilion.

 VetSuccess on Campus services are available to Service-members and Veterans eligible for any of VA’s educational programs, including the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Montgomery GI Bill, as well as VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program.  VSOC counselors can also assist dependents of Veterans who are receiving VA education benefits, including eligible spouses attending school through the Post 9/11 GI Bill and eligible children.

 In addition, VA’s Education and Career Counseling Program offers a great opportunity for transitioning Service-members and Veterans to get personalized counseling and support to guide their career paths, ensure most effective use of their VA benefits, and help them achieve their goals.  Visit the University of Cincinnati’s VSOC counselor on campus to learn more about this program.

 VA’s GI Bill website ( offers tools to help Veterans transition from military service to student success. For career assistance, including connecting to employers looking to hire Service-members, Veterans and dependents, the new Veterans Employment Center on eBenefits ( is a one-stop-shop offering online tools and resources.




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

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)


Upcoming Events:


Veterans Health Benefits Expo

November 4th & November 25th

11am - 2pm

423 TUC



Omega Delta Sigma Ohio Beta Meeting

Thursday, November 5th


French Hall West



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".




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