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Veteran Student Affairs

Office Hours: Veteran Student Affairs is operating virtually and not accepting walk-in appointments at this time. Please contact us via email at or call (513) 569-1543

The Office of Veteran Student Affairs at Cincinnati State aids veterans, their eligible dependents, and selected reservists who wish to initiate, continue, or resume using their Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits at the College. It also functions as a referral source for other veteran-oriented services available at Cincinnati State, such as academic advisors and program chairs, tutoring, the Workforce Development Center, and the College's Career Center.

The Office of Veteran Student Affairs 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

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

How to Establish VA Educational Benefits

Start here to learn how to establish your VA benefits. Forward all required documents to your School Certifying Official at

To better understand your benefits, you are encouraged to communicate with your School Certifying Official at Cincinnati State when you first enroll at Cincinnati State. You can schedule an appointment by emailing them at

Verification of Enrollment

Chapter 30, Chapter 1606, and Chapter 1607: You are required to verify your enrollment to the DVA at the end of the month every month.

Veterans can verify their enrollment by visiting and clicking on Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) or by calling 1-(877) 823-2378.

Chapter 33: You are required to send in a copy of your schedule to the School Certifying Official before the beginning of the semester and/or anytime you change your schedule. Please submit this information to

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