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Military Benefits & Financial Aid

From federal tuition assistance to the Montgomery GI Bill and Post 9/11 GI Bill, there are many ways for active-duty service members, veterans, and their dependents to get financial support to help pay for a University of Cincinnati degree. Our Veterans Programs & Services office will help you understand the military and veteran funding available to you.  No matter how you have served, or are serving, we are here to help you get the education you deserve.

How to apply

We understand that this process can sometimes be overwhelming, so we wanted to outline the steps you need to take in order to qualify and receive your benefits at the University of Cincinnati.

    • Submit an application with the VA to determine eligibility:
    • Apply for admission to The University of Cincinnati:
    • Confirm your degree program and major:
    • Prepare for out-of-pocket expenses:
    • Complete a VPS questionnaire:
    • Work with a college advisor to select appropriate courses:
    • Complete the VPS benefits form and submit it to the office of Veterans Affairs:
    • Check your eligibility for Ohio in-state tuition through the “Ohio G.I. Promise” and apply if appropriate

Estimate your costs

As part of the Principles of Excellence, a presidential directive for the U.S. Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Education, The University of Cincinnati is providing you with a shopping sheet to use as a tool to compare different schools when making your choice on where to complete your degree.

Find your program

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has a database that lets you see if your chosen school covers the program that you are interested in.  The following link directs you to the WEAMS Institution Search page.  Here you can look up your school by state and search through all covered programs:

Active Military & Veteran Scholarship

University of Cincinnati is proud to offer multiple scholarships for Active Military and Veterans. Scholarships are offered per semester and are available for both full-time and part-time students.