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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.

Autum 2022 Semester GI Bill Certification

As soon as you have registered for your classes you must submit your request for G.I. Bill Certification through the link in Self Service

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Find out how COVID-19 may affect your benefits


Veterans Related Topics


Contact Us

Military & Veterans Services Office
Monday - Thursday: 08:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:30a.m. - 4:30p.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

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

Email our Team:

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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Have Questions or Need Assistance?

Simply email the Military and Veteran Services Department at or call (614) 287-2644 to request assistance with your question or issue from a Columbus State representative.

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 your benefits.  Complete and submit online a 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.

Step 6

Take the placement test(s) and meet with an Academic Advisor. This unlocks your account so that you can register for classes.

Step 7

Register for your first semester of classes.

Step 8

 Complete the request for VA Certification at the Self Sevice link at  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

Mission Ready Checklist

National Guard Bureau - FTA - Chapter 1606 Policy


Student Overview for Using ArmyIgnitED

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Department Contact

Academics Department

(614) 287-0000