Benefits Information

Obtaining your Benefits 

Now that you've been admitted to the university, you have the opportunity to receive your military benefits that will go toward your education. Review the forms below in order to get started!

Required Documents for Continuing Certification each Term

  1. Certificate of Eligibility   (if you have increased service time or you change your chapter of benefits).
  2. VPS Benefits Form   (must complete annually and for all program changes)
  3. Hard copy of your completed, set schedule signed and annotated by your advisor.

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Quick links for continuing students drawing benefits

Helpful links to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Check the status of your VA benefit claim or appeal or to obtain a copy of your DD214 at 
  • Post-9/11 G.I. Bill information is available at 
  • Hot topics and the latest news is available at

Understanding Tuition and Fees

Find out more information about UC's tuition and fees.

Not Sure Which Benefits to Use?

GI BillĀ® Comparison Tool

VA Benefits Comparison Chart

Transfer Your Military Credits

Military credit is accepted at the University of Cincinnati! If you have any credits that you'd like to have transferred over, check out the Military Credit process.

Verifying Monthly Enrollment

After you have been certified for benefits, you must verify your monthly enrollment (selected chapters) to continue those benefits. Review the details describing how this can be done through either the VA's online WAVE system or by telephone.

Avoiding Overpayment of VA Educational Benefits

Overpayment of educational benefits occurs when you receive an incorrect benefit payment that is more than what you are entitled to receive. Such overpayment will have serious consequenses for your current and future VA benefits.  Details are available here.

Grade definitions are available here.

Direct Deposit of VA Funds

The Veterans Administration now offers direct deposit to students receiving benefits under several chapters. Details are available here.

"The Ohio G.I. Promise" and Ohio Residency For-Tuition-Purposes

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Services, their spouses, and dependents may qualify for immediate classification as Ohio residents for tuition purposes.  Review the Ohio G.I. Promise eligibility criteria and, if appropriate, submit an application.