Veterans and Active Duty Military

Veteran Student Affairs Office (VSAO)

Serving our Nation’s Veterans as well as Active Duty Military Service Members

196 Main Building;

Office Hours:  The Veteran Student Affairs Office (VSAO) is not accepting walk-ins at this time; face-to-face meetings are by appointment only. Please contact us via email at or 513-569-1543 (please leave a message if we are unable to answer and we will return your call within one business day).

The VSAO functions as a referral source for Veteran and Active Duty Military resources available at Cincinnati State, such as Academic Program Advising, Tutoring, the Workforce Development Center, and the College’s Career Center and Disability Services. All questions related to student services can be directed to the Manager of the VSAO at

The Office of Veteran Student Affairs also provides:

  • Benefit counseling
  • Claims filing to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
  • Admission advising
  • Referrals to other College services
  • Referrals to community agencies
  • Monitoring of student degree plans and graduation progress

Click here for a budget in consideration of Tuition, Fees, Books and Supplies.

Information on VA Education Programs

Additional information on Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill

Additional information on Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation

Additional information on Chapter 33 Post-9/11

Additional information on Chapter 35 Survivors and Dependents

How to Establish VA Educational Benefits

Step One

The VA requires you to be enrolled in a VA approved program.

Please make sure that the program you have selected is VA approved by visiting:

  • Select OH, find Cincinnati State Technical and Community College on the list, and select Programs to view the listing of VA approved programs.

Step Two

Step Three

After you have met with your academic advisor, you will need to submit a copy of your Registration Statement (class schedule) to:

Step Four

Moving forward, every semester, you should plan on submitting your Registration Statement (class schedule) to to use your benefits for the semester. Your benefits cannot be certified without your approval and without you sending the schedule.

PLEASE NOTE: If you make ANY changes to your schedule, (ADD or DROP or CHANGE a course), you must notify the office immediately so we can alert the VA. Not notifying the VSAO could affect your balance or VA benefits.

Military Student Affairs


At this time, support for students that are Active Duty Military should direct all questions about their Financial Aid options to the Manager of Veteran Student Affairs Office (VSAO). The Manager will work with Financial Aid and the Bursar to answer your questions:

PLEASE NOTE: All Active Duty Military are required to receive approval from the student’s ESO, Military Counselor, or Military Service prior to enrollment.

Contacts and Support for Active Duty Military:

  • Financial Aid office: In combination with Federal Tuition Assistance, Active Duty Military may also use Federal Financial Aid, FAFSA, to pay for college. Visit our Financial Aid website to learn more about FAFSA.
    • The Financial Aid office can guide you through the process of applying for FAFSA and other aid
    • Contact the Financial Aid office at:
  • Registrar’s office: Students interested in having their military training and coursework evaluated should send their official transcripts to the Registrar. All transcripts are reviewed by the appropriate academic department, and credit is awarded whenever possible

Additional Financial Support for Active Duty Military

Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve

Individuals who have agreed to serve six years in the selected reserve, on or after July 1, 1985, re-enlisted or extended an enlistment for a period of at least six years may be eligible. Note: Active duty personnel are reimbursed for tuition and fees only, but are accessed entitlement charges at the rate of attendance.

Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program

Eligible ONG Members in an active six-year or more enlistment with the Ohio National Guard (Includes Active Guard/Reserve) are awarded a lifetime maximum of 96 Educational Units (four years, full-time), of tuition assistance toward an undergraduate degree at a participating Ohio school during their enlistment.

Air Force Tuition Assistance

The Air Force currently pays 100 percent of tuition, up to $250 per credit hour ($4,500 annually), in off-duty courses with accredited schools who have signed the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding in pursuit of approved degree programs.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government web site at

ArmyIgNited (Information Coming Soon)

Cincinnati State and its employees prohibit acceptance of any form of commission, bonus, high-pressure recruitment tactics or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on securing Service member enrollments.