Cincinnati State offers a vareity of services to assist veterans on their path to higher education.

Veteran Student Affairs

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 educational benefits.

Veteran Student Affairs provides benefit counseling, claims filing to the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), admission advising, referrals to other services on campus, and referrals to various community agencies. The office also monitors student degree plans and graduation progress.

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

To apply for VA educational benefits, new and transfer students must attend a veteran's information session, available at the following time:

Thursday 11 am – 12 pm
Room 194 Main Building

Reservations are not required.

Benefit Programs

The DVA provides a full range of benefits for eligible veterans, dependents, and selected reserves. To obtain complete information about the VA Educational Programs, visit

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 and clicking on WAVE, or call 1-877-823-2378.

Veteran Student Association

Cincinnati State also offers 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’s meets monthly to plan activities, share information that will benefit veteran students, and build camaraderie among veterans.

Cooperative Education/Internship Forms

Many veteran students pursue degree programs that include cooperative education or internships. Those who do should access the following forms:

Co-op Statement of Understanding
Co-op Verification
Internship Verification

Other Helpful Documents/Forms

Veterans Affairs Brochure
Veterans Affairs Handbook
Information Update Form
Course Substitution Approval Form

Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound is a program that helps veterans refresh academic skills and provide the confidence needed to successfully pursue a college degree or a postsecondary vocational training program. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, VUB programs and services are provided to eligible veterans completely free of charge. Click here for more information.

Get Skills to Work

The Get Skills to Work program trains veterans for jobs in advanced manufacturing.