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Student Veterans: Web Resources

This guide has resources for Cincinnati State's Student Veterans & Student Soldiers.

Mental Health

VA Education Programs

SOC Education Opportunities

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees. SOC functions in cooperation with 15 higher education associations, the Department of Defense, and Active and Reserve Components of the Military Services to expand and improve voluntary postsecondary education opportunities for servicemembers worldwide. SOC is funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) through a contract with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The contract is managed for DoD by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).

Cincinnati State is one of 1900 schools who have committed to the SOC criteria of:

  • Reasonable Transfer of Credit: avoid excessive loss of previously earned credit and avoid course work duplication
  • Reduced Academic Residency: limited to no more than 25% of degree requirements with no final year or semester in residence (may require 30% for undergraduate degrees offered 100% online)
  • Credit for Military Training and Experience: recognize and use ACE Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services in evaluating and awarding academic credit for military training and experience
  • Credit for Nationally-Recognized Testing Programs: award credit for at least one nationally-recognized testing program such as College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), DSST Examinations, Excelsior College Examinations (ECE)

Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project provides support for wounded service members and their families. Through the website, veterans can connect with programs on physical and mental readjustment, post-service employment, and government engagement. The site also offers a benefits service program that can work with veterans to navigate government benefit issues.

 

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