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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; 513-569-1543

Walk-in appointments are welcome Wednesdays 9 am to 12 pm; all others by appointment only.

Please contact us via email at veterans@cincinnatistate.edu to schedule an appointment.

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 veterans@cincinnatistate.edu

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: 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.

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: Veterans@cincinnatistate.edu

Step Four

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: veterans@cincinnatistate.edu

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:

The Manager of Veteran Student Affairs is the point of contact for Active Duty Military at Cincinnati State. They can provide service members with access to disability counseling, the career center, and many other services that are available at Cincinnati State for Active Duty Service Members. They can be reached at veterans@cincinnatistate.edu or 513-569-1543 (please leave a message if we are unable to answer the phone).

  • 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: fam@cincinnatistate.edu
  • 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 Program Director of the Academic Department and credit is awarded whenever possible. The number of transfer credits that can be applied toward the Service Member’s educational program is at the discretion of the Program Director.

Additional Financial Support for Active Duty Military

Military Tuition Assistance (TA)

Additional Tuition Assistance (TA)

Additional Tuition Assistance(TA) funds are a source of financial aid for active duty military. Each Branch of Service has it’s own policies and procedures for applying for a TA. For more information and to apply for a TA, please visit the the Department of Defense (DoD) website.

Once you apply for the TA on the DoD website, please contact the Manager of Veterans Affairs. The VA office and the Bursar will work with you to outline additional steps that are needed from you to use the TA funds at Cincinnati State: veterans@cincinnatistate.edu

 

Return of Tuition Assistance

Return of Tuition Assistance: Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded.

To comply with the new Department of Defense policy, Cincinnati State Technical & Community College will return any unearned TA funds on a prorate basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. These funds are returned to the military Service branch.

Instances when a Service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, Cincinnati State will work with the affected Service member to identify solutions that will not result in student debt for the returned portion.

Cincinnati State Technical & community College has a fee schedule for returning unearned TA to the government.

TA Funds Return Schedule

Full Semester: 16-week Course Withdraw submitted
Before or during weeks 1-2   100% return
During weeks 3-4             75% return
During weeks 5-8             50% return
During weeks 9                40% return (60% of course is completed)
During weeks 10-16          0% return
10 Week Session
Weeks 1-2                          100% return
During weeks 3-4             75% return
During weeks 5-8             50% return
During weeks 9                 40% return (60% of course is completed)
During weeks 10-16           0% return
15-week Course Withdraw submitted
Before or during weeks 1-2   100% return
During weeks 3-4                   90% return
During weeks 5-6                   75% return
During weeks 7-8                   50% return
During weeks 9                      40% return (60% of course is completed)
During weeks 10-15                 0% return
  • 14-week Course Withdraw submitted, the 60% of course is completed at 8.4 weeks
  • 12-week Course Withdraw submitted, the 60% of course completed at 7.2 weeks
  • 10-week Course Withdraw submitted, the 60% of course completed at 6 weeks
  • 9-week Course Withdraw submitted, the 60% of course completed at 5.4 weeks
8-week Course Withdraw submitted
Before or during week 1                 100% return
During week 2                                 75% return
During weeks 3-4                            50% return
During week 5                                40% return (60% of course is completed)
During weeks 6-8                           0% return
  • 5-week Course Withdraw submitted, the 60% of course completed at 3 weeks
  • 4-week Course Withdraw submitted, the 60% of course completed at 2.4 weeks
630 Hours
Before Class Begins          100% return
1 – 157 Hours                       75% return
158 – 314 Hours                   50% return
315 – 378 Hours                  25% return (60% of course is completed)
379 – 630 Hours                  0% return
1510 Hours
Before Class Begins             100% return
1 – 377 Hours                          75% return
378 – 755 Hours                   50% return
756 – 906 Hours                  25% return (60% of course is completed)
907 – 1510 Hours                   0% return
1220 Hours
Before Class Begins         100% return
1 – 305 Hours                     75% return
306 – 610 Hours                 50% return
611 – 732 Hours                  25% return (60% of course is completed)
733 – 1220 Hours               0% return
1080 Hours
Before Class Begins          100% return
1 – 270 Hours                      75% return
271 – 540 Hours                   50% return
541 – 648 Hours                  25% return (60% of course is completed)
649 – 1080 Hours                   0% return
8-week Online classes
  • 100% of Tuition Assistance (TA) received will be returned if the student withdraws within the first week of class, but before submission of the first assignment. The student’s request will be processed as a drop for the purpose of returning TA funds only, not for Financial Aid attendance or recalculating of aid.
  • 75% of TA received of TA received will be returned if the student withdraws after submitting the first assignment and through the end of the second week of classes.
  • 50% of TA received will be returned if the student withdraws after the second week of classes, but before the end of the fourth week of classes.
  • 25% of TA received will be returned if the student withdraws after the fourth week of classes, but before the end of the sixth week of classes. (60% of course is completed)
  • No TA received will be returned if the student withdraws after the sixth week of classes.
Ohio National Guard Scholarship

Ohio has its own scholarship program for active and prior National Guard service members. For more information on this scholarship, please visit this ONG website

*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.

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.