Veteran Admission Checklist

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At Miami University we are proud to be in the top 15 percent of national colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace Americas military service members, veterans an dependents as students. This checklist is designed to help you keep track of the steps you have taken and what you may still need to do. 

  1. Contact Regional Coordinator of Veteran Services at smithjp4@MiamiOH.edu or 513-785-7733.
  2. Submit your Admission Application.
    If you are an active military member, veteran or military dependent using your benefits, you will need to apply for admission. If you have no prior college credit, you will apply as a first-time student. If you have prior college credit from another institution or the Community College of the Air Force, you will apply as a transfer student and complete the transfer application. The application fee is waived for Veterans and Military Personnel. No fee waiver is necessary.

  3. Submit Your Transcripts.
    Submit your official transcripts to your campus Admission Office, including your high school transcript; previous college transcripts, if applicable; Community College of the Air Force, if applicable; and your military training transcripts including your Joint Service Transcript. More information on requesting your military transcripts may be found through the American Council on Education.

  4. Request VA Certificate of Eligibility.
    Request your VA education benefits and Certificate of Eligibility by visiting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Once on the site, in the Education block, select the “Apply for education benefits” link. On this new page scroll down to “How do I apply” and click on the green box labeled “Find your education benefits form”. Once processed, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs will issue you a "Certificate of Eligibility" by mail in six-eight weeks. 

    Bring a copy of your certificate of eligibility to the Regional Coordinator of Veterans Services, JP Smith, or the One Stop via fax at 513-529-0003 or mail at One Stop for Student Success Services, 301 S. Campus Ave., Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. You may experience a delay in payment from the VA if you do not provide this information. 

    Note: for Reserve Service Members MGIB-SR (Chapter 1606), you must also request from your unit and fill out a DD Form 2384-1 Notice of Basic Eligibility during this process.
  5. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.
    It is recommended you submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid to maximize your financial aid and benefits package.

  6. Complete your VA Benefit Request Form.
    Complete a VA Benefit Request form each term (select appropriate benefit from list in the red box.) Until this form is completed, Miami University is unable to submit your enrollment to VA for payment of your benefits. Please refer to the list provided in red on the left side of this page.
  7. Complete your Admission requirements.
    Be sure to complete your remaining admission requirements for enrollment through your myMiami account as described in your Miami University Regionals acceptance packet.

  8. The Ohio GI Promise.
    Apply for Ohio residency, if needed. Ohio GI Promise guarantees in-state tuition to veterans as long as they meet the requirements. The residency reclassification application and all supporting documentation must be received by the Registrar’s Office at least three (3) full weeks prior to the first day of classes of the academic semester for which you are applying.

Yellow Ribbon Program

If you are classified as a non-resident student and have 100% Post-9/11 GI Bill® eligibility, you may qualify for the Yellow Ribbon program. Miami University is a Yellow Ribbon school. Yellow Ribbon scholarships are limited and made available on a first come, first served basis per VA regulations. Please contact the One Stop for further details.

Purple Heart Institution

In October 2015, Miami University Regionals was designated a Purple Heart University by The Military Order of the Purple Heart