Veterans Benefits Checklist

This list is designed to help you keep track of the steps you have taken and what you may still need to do. It’s best to plan ahead as some of these items require gathering and submitting paperwork prior to the start of school.

Apply for Benefits on Vets.gov

Complete the application to apply for your education benefits or change your program/place of training if you attended another school using the GI Bill®. All students (including regional campus students) should list 301 S. Campus Ave, Room 121 Oxford, Ohio, 45056 as your place of training. You can find a wealth of information, as well as the application for benefits, at the Vets.gov website. For Chapter 33/Post 9/11 GI Bill® only – Send a copy of your certificate of eligibility from VA to the One Stop via email at Veterans@MiamiOH.edu, fax at 513-529-0003, or mail at 301 S Campus Ave, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. You may experience a delay in payment from VA if you do not provide this information.

Dependent/Spouse Benefits

If your dependent/spouse is attending Miami and utilizing your Post-9/11 GI Bill® education benefits, review the instructions on how to transfer your benefits. Your dependent/spouse will need to apply for admission at either the Oxford or Regional campus.

Application for Admission

If you are a Veteran using your benefits, you will need to apply for admission. If you are applying to an undergraduate program as a military service member with credits from your training, you will apply as a transfer student at either the Oxford or Regional campus. Graduate students should apply to their desired program through the Graduate School. The application fee is waived for Veterans and Military Personnel. No fee waiver is necessary. (The regional campus application fee is $35.00 and the Oxford undergraduate and graduate application fees are $50.00).

VA Benefit Request Form

Complete a VA Benefit Request form each term. Until this form is completed, Miami is unable to submit your enrollment to VA for payment of your benefits.

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.

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.

Transcripts

Make sure you have all your transcripts available, whether military or from another school.  

Ohio Residency

Apply for Ohio residency, if needed. The 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 at least three (3) full weeks prior to the first day of classes of the academic semester for which you are applying. Individuals using transferred benefits may qualify for residency under the Choice Act provisions.

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.