UC Blue Ash College

Veteran Resources

The University of Cincinnati knows that our veterans are this nation’s greatest asset, yet the mostly underutilized resource for building a better tomorrow. That is why our veteran advocates are working tirelessly to connect our student veterans to the resources that have the greatest impact on their academic, professional, and personal lives. Below you will find a few of our very strong partnerships to assist you.

VSOC Counselors ensure that veterans receive the support and assistance needed to pursue their educational and employment goals. Because VSOC Counselors are easily accessible on campus, they help resolve any problems that could potentially interfere with a veteran's educational program, to include assisting with disability accommodations. If needed, they can also provide referrals for health services through VA Medical Centers, Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, or Vet Centers. The VSOC at UC can be reached at 513-556-3322.

  • Contact the VSOC by emailing jill.cochran@va.gov
  • Use subject line "UCBA Referral VA Benefit Counseling"

VSOs can assist veterans and their families in many ways, including:

  • answering questions, advising, and educating individuals and groups on what benefits are available from federal, state, county, and local resources
  • assisting persons in completing and filing benefit claims
  • representing individuals in VA hearings

VSOs are trained and accredited by the VA or other recognized organizations to provide assistance to veterans, their dependents, and survivors. This includes not only applying for federal and state benefits but also providing information on resources related to the following:

  • Compensation and Pension
  • Health Care
  • Education & Training
  • Employment
  • Burial & Survivor
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Military Records

Contact our campus VSO today:

  • Call for assistance at 513-475-6440
  • Email the VSO at BGarino@ohiolegion.com
  • Use subject line "UCBA Referral to VSO"

In partnership with the DAV Charitable Service Trust, veterans, reservists, and guardsmen at UC Blue Ash College are eligible to apply for gap coverage to fund tuition and fees not covered by federal or state benefits. To request assistance, submit the DAV Scholarship request.

Veterans in Crisis

Transitioning from service to school can be hard, regardless of when you served and where you served. If you have thoughts of suicide, harming yourself, or harming others; don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance. The Veteran Crisis Line is on standby ready to help, and your UC family he is here to support you.

The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255, Press 1, or send a text message to 838255; to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Contact Information

Josh Monson

Program Manager for Veteran Affairs
Muntz Hall | Room 343
Phone: 513-558-9423
Email: joshua.monson@uc.edu