Veterans Educational Benefits

Veterans Educational Benefits Area Office Hours

The Veterans Educational Benefits area is available to service students Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm.  Located on the 2nd Floor of the University Pavilion, we may be contacted by phone (513-556-6811), by email ( or in-person.

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
  • Hot topics and the latest news is available at

Information for drawing benefits at University of Cincinnati for the first time!

Quick clicks for continuing students drawing benefits

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.

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. 

VA Glossary of Terms

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