Local & National Resources

Veterans Programs & Services is here to support our student veterans with anything they need, be it academically or outside university life. 

For those veterans looking for additional resources that extend beyond academics, the University of Cincinnati's Counseling Center may be one place where you can get the help you desire. If you're looking for additional help outside the university community, check out the links below and see if any can be of help to you.

  • Accredited Colleges for Veterans
    A guide for what veterans should look for in a college, what types of financial aid options are available, and some useful lists of veteran-friendly schools
  • Affordable Colleges Online: Higher Education Affordability for Vets
    Affordable Colleges Foundation is an organization chartered with providing free information to the public related to college affordability, admissions, college return-on-investment and financial aid opportunities. They recently created a non-commercial free resource guide for Veterans that is focused on the topic of college affordability and higher education options for Vets.  Their information is free and the guide is non-commercial.
  • Center for Women Veterans
    The Center serves as an advocate for cultural transformation (both within VA and in the general public) in recognizing the service and contributions of women Veterans and women in the military, and in raising awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect.
  • Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
    Links you to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center nearest you, as well as provides veterans and their families great information about how to deal with and treat injuries received while in action.
  • Disabled American Veterans
    More than 200,000 veterans seek out DAV’s professional service every year. They need help with disability compensation, VA pension, death benefits, VA medical care, Social Security disability benefits, veterans’ job programs, and so much more.
  • Military OneSource
    A one-stop shop for all resources provided to veterans and their families. Go here for resources that help you with military life, family & recreation, crisis & disasters, career & education, and more.
  • Military Records Request
    An instruction and information sheet for SF 180, or a request for your military records. Document is printable and can be mailed to whichever military branch necessary upon its completion.

    To view this document, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download.
  • Resources for Families of Student Veterans (US Department of Veteran Affairs)
    Families of student veterans may want to check this page out for information regarding any mental health issures or occurences that may be happening with their loved one. The link provides great information on PTSD, suicide prevention, and fact sheets  and guides that link you to more helpful information.
  • Resources for Returning Veterans and their Families
    Supporting America’s service men and women—Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve, and Veteran—together with their families and communities by leading efforts to ensure that needed behavioral health services are accessible and that outcomes are positive.
  • Sesame Street Workshop - Deployment, Homecomings, Changes
    Sesame Street Workshop presents this bilingual educational outreach initiative designed for military families and their young children to share. Their goal is to offer support to help veterans and their families as they face challenging transitions.
  • Student Veterans of America
    The mission of the Student Veterans of America is to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation. It is their vision that all student veterans will succeed in their higher education, achieve their academic goals, and gain meaningful employment.
  • VA Kids
    For student veterans with children, VA Kids offers scholarship opportunities, additional resources, and fun games for your children to play.
  • Wounded Warrior Project
    Wounded Warrior Project's mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors by raising awareness and providing unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.