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Military & Veterans Services

The Columbus State Military and Veterans Services Department provides individualized enrollment and referral services to assist community members in successfully meeting their educational and career goals. We are committed to providing uncompromising service by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability and stewardship.

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Military & Veterans Services Office hours

Monday - Thursday: 08:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Delaware Hall, Room 156 & Union Hall Room 048
Columbus State Community College
550 E. Spring Street, P.O. Box 1609
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1609

Campus Map & Directions

Phone (614) 287-2644 & Choose a Menu Option
FAX (614) 287-6052

Questions for our Team: email

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Recruitment Practices

Consistent with Department of Defense standards, Columbus State does not engage in high-pressure or deceptive recruitment practices such as unsolicited or harassing phone calls and enticement with valuable goods and services. This excludes scholarships that help students afford college.

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Benefits Overview

Step 1

Review the admission and registration deadlines at

Step 2

Apply for Admissions at Enter your Selective Service Number when asked.  Provide a copy of your DD Form 214 with the application when prompted.

Step 3

Apply for VA Education Benefits via VA.GOV.  If you have attended school before, utilizing your G.I. Bill benefits, and you used your benefits at a school other than Columbus State Community College, you will need to transfer to your new insitution via digital VA Form 22-1995.

Step 4

Apply for Financial Aid by completing the FAFSA at  

Step 5

Request Official copies of your JST or CCAF transcript be sent to the college. This could take up to 30 buisness days to be evaluated.

Step 6

Register & take the placement test(s) and meet with your Academic Advisor. This unlocks your account so that you can register for classes. Remember these classes must be within your curriculum to be approved for payment by the VA/DoD.

Step 7

Register for your first semester of classes.

Step 8

 Complete the request for VA Certification link at Self Service.  This request for VA Certification must be completed every semester. If you are a new student upload a cpoy of your certificate of elegibility (COE).

Detailed Instructions

National Guard Bureau - FTA - Chapter 1606 Policy


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AU 22 Veterans Events

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VA Visits


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Department Contact

Academics Department

(614) 287-0000