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Veterans Services

Welcome to Kent State University at Ashtabula! Kent State Ashtabula has been recognized as one of the top universities doing the most to embrace America's veterans on G.I. Jobs 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools.

At Kent State Ashtabula, we appreciate your service and look forward to assisting you as you pursue your education. Here are the steps you need to complete to use your GI Bill benefits at Kent State Ashtabula:  

1. Gather Documents: Make sure you have the following list of documents to make the application process as smooth as possible. If you don't currently have these documents, please ensure that you apply for them immediately in order to have them when they are needed.

  • Driver's license or valid identification
  • Social security card
  • DD214
  • College transcripts from any prior colleges attended
  • High school transcript (the actual diploma will not suffice) or GED certificate
  • Once you know what GI Bill you are going to use, you must complete the Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP) as soon as possible.  Allow 8-12 weeks for processing.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and print your email confirmation.  The Kent State Ashtabula school code is 003052.
  • Have your bank account and routing numbers available so your benefits can be directly deposited.

2. Apply to Kent State Ashtabula:  Have a credit card available to pay the $40 application fee online, or bring cash or check to our Student Services office in Main Hall to pay the fee.  Once your application is processed, you will receive an acceptance letter with instructions for placement testing.  Once testing is complete, you can make an appointment to schedule your classes.

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3. Complete a VA Registration Form (Every Semester): Once you've scheduled classes, complete the VA Registration Form found in the Student Services office in Main Hall. Return the fully completed VA Registration Form to the Student Services office receptionist.