Veteran Student Affairs

Office of Veteran Student Affairs

Room 135, Main Building (Clifton Campus)
Phone: (513) 569-1543
Fax: (513) 569-1498
Email: carla.jordan@cincinnatistate.edu

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


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 (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.

Veterans Information Sessions

Prior to applying for VA educational benefits, new and transfer students are required to meet with the Veterans Certifying Official at the College.

To set up an appointment, call (513) 569-1543.

Veteran Student Association

Cincinnati State supports 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 is seeking new leadership to organize activities, share information, and build camaraderie among veteran students. If you would like to be part of VSA, please call (513) 569-1543.

Benefit Programs

The DVA provides a full range of benefits for eligible veterans, dependents, and selected reserves. To obtain information about VA educational programs, visit www.va.gov.

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 Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) or by calling 1-(877) 823-2378.

Make the Connection

Launched in 2011, MakeTheConnection.net connects Veterans, their family members and friends, and other advocates with mental health information, local resources, and inspiring stories of recovery. Visitors can find reliable information on how to cope with challenges such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, and transitioning from service. The site is free and accessible to everyone.

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