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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!

May Days


It is hard to believe that May is upon us! And since we are in the month of May, that could only mean one thing…GRADUATION! Congratulations to those who will be graduating on May 1st and 2nd. Your hard work has finally paid off and you are reaping the rewards of your hard work. Additionally, you will be one of 6,400 graduates to receive their degrees from the University of Cincinnati. Our largest graduating class to date!

Just because you are graduating does not mean that you will sever all ties with the university. If you are in need of a job, please do not hesitate to contact the Career Development Center. This office is designed to assist students and alumni fine tune their resumes and cover letters, and help you develop a job search strategy and help you with questions that you may hear in an interview. They can be contacted at 513-556-3471 or at

For those who are looking for a job immediately, UC will be holding a “Last Chance Career Fair” on Tuesday May 5th at Tangeman University Center between the hours of 10am to 3pm. Please go to to register for this event.

Also, our partners at Recruit Military will be having their annual “All Veterans Career Fair” on Thursday May 28th at Paul Brown Stadium between the hours of 11am-3pm. To register for this free event, please go to, and click on the link for the Cincinnati All Veterans Job Fair.

As I close this letter, do not forget that we will be celebrating Memorial Day on May 25th. We should never forget the sacrifices that were made by our brothers and sisters-in-arms on this day. Some of us may have lost a member of our unit during a deployment, or we may know of someone who is still dealing with the physical or emotional wounds of war. Regardless of those barriers, we will continue to honor their service to this great nation.

Bearcat Strong





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)


Upcoming Events:

Veteran Faculty & Staff Appreciation

8:00 - 9:30 am

May 15th

320 University Pavilion

Please join the VPS staff for coffee and pastries in recognition of Armed Forces Day.


Omega Delta Sigma Ohio Beta Meeting


University Pavilion room 220A

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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