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!


July notes

Greetings fellow Bearcat Veterans! I hope that you are doing your best to stay cool during this hot summer! As we draw closer to the fall semester, I want to keep you updated on what has been going on in the Department of Veterans Programs and Services.

First, I would like to welcome Nicole Higgins to our team! Nicole is an alumna of the University of Cincinnati and has previous experience with certifying VA related paperwork. Nicole’s talent and experience will benefit our office tremendously.

Next, VPS staff members and UC student veterans attended the 2015 U.S. Global Leadership Coalition conference in Washington D.C. on June 15-17. Attendees to this conference heard speeches from former ambassadors, retired generals, Nobel Prize laureates and other luminaries. A visit to Capitol Hill to meet our local elected officials culminated this exciting trip.

Finally, the VPS office has developed a veteran coaching program, staffed by veteran and military students to help coach and transition new and transfer veteran students, and assist new student veterans adjust to campus life and learn about GI bill benefits. 

In order to serve you better, the VPS office WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN JULY 20th-23rd. Our staff will be attending the AVECO Conference in St. Louis during that time. We will re-open on Friday, July 24th. Also, please remember that the beginning of the fall semester is the busiest time for all colleges and universities nationwide. If you haven’t done so already, please turn in your eligibility paperwork and your schedule. The sooner you turn in your paperwork, the sooner you can expect to be paid (if applicable).

As I close this letter, I want you to be aware that our office is working hard to increase the visibility of our student veterans at the University of Cincinnati. We have some exciting things coming up and we would love for you to be a part of it all. Please check your email or refer to the VPS webpage to see what VPS is up to!

A VPS Haiku:

I am a proud Vet.

I want to be a Bearcat;

VPS helped me!


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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