Academics

Military Students

Cincinnati State offers a variety of services to assist military students and veterans on their path to higher education.  The office of Veteran Student Affairs at Cincinnati State offers assistance to veterans, their eligible dependents, and selected reservists who wish to initiate, continue, or resume using their Veterans Affairs educational benefits.

Veteran Student Affairs provides benefit counseling, claims filing to the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), admission advising, referrals to other services on campus, and referrals to various community agencies. The office also monitors student degree plans and graduation progress.

All veterans and eligible dependents must be certified through Veteran Student Affairs to receive educational benefits from the DVA.

To apply for VA educational benefits, new and transfer students must attend a veteran's information session, available at the following time:

Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Room 194 Main Building
Reservations are not required.

Benefit Programs
The DVA provides a full range of benefits for eligible veterans, dependents, and selected reserves. To obtain complete information about the VA Educational Programs, visit http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/index.asp.
 
Monthly Verification of Enrollment
Veterans receiving VA educational benefits under Chapter 30 Chapter 1606, and Chapter 1607 are required to verify their enrollment to the DVA at the end of the month. Veterans can verify their enrollment by visiting http://www.gibill.va.gov/ and clicking on WAVE, or call 1-877-823-2378.


Veteran Student Association
Cincinnati State also offers the Veteran Student Association (VSA) - an organization that helps veteran students transition from military life to a supportive collegiate environment.   Members include veterans and veterans’ dependents who are currently enrolled at Cincinnati State. The VSA’s meets monthly to plan activities, share information that will benefit veteran students, and build camaraderie among veterans.

Cooperative Education/Internship Forms
Many veteran students pursue degree programs that include cooperative education or internships. Those who do should access the following forms:

Co-op Statement of Understanding
Co-op Verification
Internship Verification


Other Helpful Documents/Forms

Veterans Affairs Brochure
Veterans Affairs Handbook
Information Update Form
Course Substitution Approval Form


Veterans Upward Bound
Veterans Upward Bound is a program that helps veterans refresh academic skills and provide the confidence needed to successfully pursue a college degree or a postsecondary vocational training program. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, VUB programs and services are provided to eligible veterans completely free of charge. Click here for more information.


Get Skills to Work
The Get Skills to Work program trains veterans for jobs in advanced manufacturing.  GE’s Get Skills to Work coalition provides accelerated training and skills translation for veterans interested in manufacturing careers.

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