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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

VA Benefits @ UC

Before getting into the details on this topic, I first want to extend a heart-felt ‘thank you’ to our US military veterans and active duty members for your service.

So, you want to know how to get your VA benefits at UC? It isn’t a hard process, but it will take some time. Here are the key items to know:

(you must apply into a degree program*. certificates or the police academy outside of the criminal justice degree program are not covered by the VA)

2. Forward all high school and college transcripts to UC. Different branches of the military have college transcripts that you will need to request:
a. AARTS (Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve:
b. SMART (Navy & Marines:
c. CCAF (Community College of the Air Force:
d. USCG ( Coast Guard:

3. Receive your UC ‘acceptance letter’ and return the ‘confirmation form’ with $50 fee to UC Clermont Student Services 100 or online at:

4. Only after you have confirmed your admission to UC you must call 513.556.6811, the VA Office @ UC. They will ask you questions, mail out a packet (expect delivery in 3-5 weeks), and set up a face-to-face meeting at their office on UC’s ‘uptown campus’. ** At UC Clermont’s Student Services 100, please request a map and free parking pass before you go to your meeting.

5. Take UC’s Placement Test if you haven’t already completed either/both college-level English and math. Set up your test at:

6. Receive your invitation to Orientation. Follow the provided web link to schedule your orientation session or call 513.732.5319.

7. Attend Orientation and sign up for classes.
Establishing your VA Benefits and the Post 9/11 GI Bill will take some time, so please remain patient, knowing that we will process your paperwork as quickly as possible.

I also suggest that you work with our local VA Office to discuss FAQs and learn more about your package:

During each term you attend UC, the UC VA Office will send you a document that you’ll need to bring to UC Clermont Student Services 100. No appointment is necessary, just drop in. I’ll either sign off on the form while you’re here or you can leave at the main desk so it can be completed the next day. In either case, I’ll place a copy in your student file and return the original to the UC VA Office via our inter-office system.

I’ve been pleased to help with this process for over a year now, and will soon be replaced by a new part-time VA processing representative on our campus because the number of students requiring these services has increased beyond what I can handle in addition to my regular job duties. If you have questions, please let me know, as I’ll still be glad to help or to direct you to the proper person.

Best regards,


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