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

Academic Excellence & Support Services

Veterans Programs & Services

Click Application for Benefits to get started.

Continuing students, click here for information.

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!


August notes

It is hard to believe that we are in August! As the summer starts to wane, our attention turns from summer barbecues and vacations with the family, to getting mentally and physically prepared for school.
As you prepare for school, please remember to do the following. If you are a returning student, please turn in all of your required paperwork to the VPS office ASAP. We do not want to have your benefits delayed, so turning in your paperwork in a timely manner will benefit all of us.  If you cannot physically make it to our office, please email your paperwork to, or fax it to 513-556-0959.
If you are a new student and have not enrolled with the VA for your GI Bill benefits, please enroll for your VA benefits at Once you have done that, go to and enroll in school. It’s just that easy!
Once you have taken care of your admission requirements, get ready to start an exciting 2015-2016 school year! The VPS office has several events planned for the school year, with the first event being our “Fall-in” luncheon on August 26, between the hours of 1100-1300 (1pm for you civilians ). Join us for lunch and use this time to meet some of the student veterans and faculty and staff who are veterans. There will also be service providers who offer services for veterans, so be sure to pick up some information from their tables.
As I close this letter, I want to thank you all for your continued service to our nation. As veterans, you took time from your busy lives to serve and protect the greatest nation on this earth. Because of your service, we are able to enjoy the freedoms that so many take for granted. Our mission is to ensure that you have little to no interruption in your quest to obtain a degree from the University of Cincinnati, and that your voice is heard while you are here.

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

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:

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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