Education Benefits

Certification of Educational Benefits

The Office of Veterans Programs & Services works to certify our student veterans and their dependents in an accurate and timely manner. If you are new to the University of Cincinnati, and are trying to use your educational benefits, you will want to complete all of the requirements for certification. If you are a returning student, make sure that you have completed all requirements for the upcoming term. 

It is highly encouraged that all applicants submit their certification requests before peak processing periods. Peak certification periods begin approximately 30 business days before the beginning of the semester through 30 business days after the semester begins (excluding days that the university is closed).  Certification requests made during the peak processing periods may significantly increase processing time.

All students must submit a certifcation request each semester through Catalyst to be certified for their VA benefits.

All students are encouraged to visit the VA WEAMS Institution Search to verify that their intended degree program has been approved by the VA for payment. Please click on the link to verify your program:

If you have any questions regarding paperwork or the certification process, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (513)556-6811.