Programs and Benefits

If you're a veteran returning from recent conflicts, we welcome you. At Kent State, you have access to all of our resources specialized to military students. Use the vast resources on campus to enhance your transition back to school. Our Center provides VA Benefit Certification and other services to enhance your mission at college.

Explore a few samples of the Programs and Services we have offered:

  • Open House for Recently Returning Veterans
  • Kent State Veterans Club
  • Vets4Vets Support Meetings
  • VA Brochures & Information
  • Family Swim & Pizza Nights
  • Veteran’s Day Program
  • Student Quality Advisory Committee Participation

Veterans Benefits

The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides military service men and women with significant educational benefits, empowering you to earn the education you care about. Kent State is here to support the program for its veteran students.

If you've served in active duty for at least 90 days after September 10, 2001 or are still on active duty or have been honorably discharged - or discharged with a service-connected disability - you could be eligible for benefits.

You can receive up to three years of education benefits, which can be spread over 15 years after your release from active duty. This GI Bill for veterans can also include payments for housing and books and supplies. 

Other bills and benefits can be explored on the VA's website.

Your Benefits as a Student Veteran

If you're a veteran or reservist enrolling at Kent State enrolling at Kent State University, it's important that you understand your rights and opportunities. We are committed to serving our  military students so be sure to explore your resources. Follow these steps to get started:

  • Submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from active duty, Notice of Basic Eligibility (DD-2384), and any kicker contracts to the Veterans Certifying Official  at the campus you will be attending (for Kent Main, see Contacts page. For Regional, see Regional Campuses page).
  • Complete the necessary Veterans Administration forms to obtain educational benefits.
  • Submit an Intent to Enroll at the beginning of each semester you utilize benefits.
  • Students must be enrolled in a degree program to receive benefits.
  • Students who have a parent or spouse who is 100% disabled, deceased, or a P.O.W. from a service-connected incident may also be eligible for educational benefits.

For any additional questions regarding the GI Bill and your educational benefits, please contact the Veterans Certifying Official at your school.