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; Veterans@cincinnatistate.edu
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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
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: https://inquiry.vba.va.gov/weamspub
- Select OH, find Cincinnati State Technical and Community College on the list, and select Programs to view the listing of VA approved programs.
After you have met with your academic advisor, you will need to submit a copy of your Registration Statement (class schedule) to: Veterans@cincinnatistate.edu
Moving forward, every semester, you should plan on submitting your Registration Statement (class schedule) to Veterans@cincinnatistate.edu 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
196 MAIN BUILDING EMAIL: VETERANS@CINCINNATISTATE.EDU
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
- Bursar’s office: The Bursar processes the Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) on behalf of the Active Duty Military student:
- 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
- Contact the Registrar’s office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Learn more about Chapter 1606
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.
- For more information about the Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program and application procedures, please go to: The Ohio National Guard Scholarship Program
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.
- For more information about Air Force Tuition Assistance and application procedures, please go to: Air Force’s Personel Center – Military Tuition Assistance Program
*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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
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.