Veterans

Veterans Memorial on Miami Campus
In accordance with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act (VBTA) of 2018 Miami University ensures that we will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a Chapter 31 (Voc. Rehab.) or Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) recipient borrow additional funds to cover the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (The policy is limited to tuition funds paid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and enforced at Institutions of Higher Learning, Non-College Degree Programs, and Flight Schools.)

To make sure you don't miss any important steps or deadlines, see our Frequently Asked Questions and Veterans Student Checklist.

VA Benefit Request Forms

Students using the Post-9/11 GI Bill ® (Chapter 33), the Montgomery GI Bill ® (Chapter 30 or 1606), Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31), or Reserve Educational Assistance (Chapter 1607) are required to submit a request to use their VA benefits every semester. Students receiving VA benefits will receive priority registration.

Chapter 35 Only

Students using the Dependents Educational Assistance (Chapter 35) are required to complete form every semester. Please note, you will need to log in with your Miami credentials in order to submit the form.

Military Services Eligibility Form

As an active member of the U.S. Armed Forces, a veteran, or their dependent*, you have the opportunity to self-identify so that Miami University recognizes you as eligible for current or future educational services offered by the University and/or the State of Ohio. Providing this information is purely voluntary; it is not a requirement for enrollment or employment at Miami University. Students receiving VA benefits will receive priority registration.

If you qualify as an active member, veteran, or dependent beneficiary, complete and submit the Military Services Eligibility form. You should submit the form upon enrollment at Miami and you only need to submit the form once during your time at Miami. You may also later be asked by our Veteran Services support staff to supply documentation verifying your eligibility. If you are deemed eligible, your Miami University academic record will be updated to reflect your current U.S. Armed Forces Service status.

* A dependency relationship is defined by current IRS regulations.

If you have questions about Veterans Benefits or Eligible Dependent Benefits at Miami University, please contact our Veteran Point of Contact, Dawn White, at OneStop@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-0001.

Eligible Dependents

If you are an eligible dependent of a Veteran, follow the instructions on the Veterans Student Checklist. For more information unique to your application and enrollment process, see Benefit Requirements and General Information.

Student Success Center

The Student Success Center provides assistance to a number of special student populations in solving complex problems including:

  • Active military, veterans, and their benefit-eligible dependents
  • Commuters
  • First-generation
  • Foster care alumni and emancipated youth
  • Homeless
  • Low socio-economic status
  • Non-traditional age
  • Students with dependent children
  • Transfer and relocation

To learn more and for contact information, visit the Student Success Center.