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We believe we can help you achieve your educational goals by providing academic and social support.

Zane State College’s Veterans Affairs Office can provide you with the tools you need to develop your academic plan. Our goal is to ensure you have a positive classroom experience.

 

You have earned the right to use your veteran educational benefits, and this College is proud to serve you following your active duty. 

 

As a veteran student, you may experience feelings or obstacles that can impact your overall academic success, such as:

 

  • Post-Military Identity
  • Stress/Anxiety Disorders
  • Getting Involved
  • Feeling Safe
  • Financial Responsibilities
  • Relating to Fellow Students

The Veterans Affairs Office is here to help. If you find that you need academic assistance or career guidance, please contact us at:

 

College Hall, Room 119

Zanesville Campus

(740) 588-1344

veterans@zanestate.edu

 

As you prepare for coursework at Zane State College, we recommend you and those close to you visit these web sites:

 

Launched in 2011, MakeTheConnection.net connects Veterans, their family members and friends, and other advocates with mental health information, local resources, and inspiring stories of recovery. Visitors can find reliable information on how to cope with challenges such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury, military sexual trauma, and transitioning from service.

Zane State College has its very own Chapter of Student Veterans of America. We welcome you to join today! Stop by the Registrar's Office in College Hall or contact us at (740) 588-1301 or hrognon@zanestate.edu.

Located in College Hall, Zane State College’s Veterans Resource Center and Veterans Lounge houses information from veterans’ service agencies in the seven-county area, a dedicated computer lab, and an exclusive lounge providing an area to relax for our veteran students.

 

The Center was specially designed for veterans — it is a place where you can feel comfortable as you make the

transition to student life.

 

We want you to succeed! As a Zane State College student, we welcome you to take advantage of:

 

Alternative Classroom Options
Take classes at night, on weekends, or in the comfort of your own home. 

 

Campus Ministry

Join your fellow students in a call to worship and reading scriptures from the Bible.

 

The Learning Center (TLC)

TLC services include one-on-one and online tutoring, basic skills courses, math and computer labs. Services are free and confidential.

 

The One Stop

The staff helps you build an academic plan and assists with registration and scheduling.

 

TRiO
Zane State College’s TRiO/Student Support Services Program supports academic success and personal development by connecting qualified students to college resources. 

The number of veterans collecting GI Bill benefits nationally has nearly doubled since 2009!

Getting Started
Veterans Services in the Regisgrar's Office, located in College Hall, can assist you with obtaining an Application for VA Education Benefits
. Your Admissions Counselor will assist you with setting up an appointment with a VA Certifying Official. Once you meet with your VA Certifying Official, they will mail your VA Form 22-1990 to the your Regional Office. Expect 8-10 weeks to hear from the VA regarding your education benefits.

 

VA Benefits

Your VA benefits will vary based on the type of benefit, your contract, and the number of credit hours in which you have enrolled. Visit www.gibill.va.gov for current rates.

 

Amount of Financial Aid and Tuition

The amount of your VA benefits is based on the type of benefit for which you are eligible, the number of credit hours you schedule, and the current VA rates. If you need assistance paying your tuition, you should apply for financial aid by calling (740) 588-1276.

 

You may be eligible for additional grants, loans, scholarships, and employment programs (see a financial aid advisor or call (740) 588-1276). 

 

Veterans Benefits Eligibility (GI Bill)  

Students wanting to utilize veterans benefits need to contact the Veterans Services located in the Registrar’s Office, College Hall.

 

Veteran, Chapter 30 - Benefits are available to veterans who first entered on active duty after June 30, 1985. Veterans must have participated in the Chapter 30 program when entering active duty. Discharge or release shown after June 30, 1985, must have been honorable. Maximum entitlement is 36 months.

 

Post-9/11, Chapter 33 – Benefits are available to veterans who have at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. This benefit provides up to 36 months of education benefits, generally benefits are payable for 15 years following your release from active duty. 

 

Selected Reserve, Chapter 1606 – The Montgomery GI Bill (Selected Reserve) is a program of education benefits for members of the reserve elements of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, as well as the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. To be eligible for the program, a reservist must have a six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve signed after June 30, 1985, complete initial active duty for training, and remain in good standing in a Selected Reserve unit.

 

Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP), Chapter 1607 –
A Department of Defense/VA education benefit program designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation as declared by the President or Congress).

 

Dependent, Chapter 35 – Children, spouses, widows, and widowers of veterans who died in service or as a result of a service-connected disability, who became permanently and totally disabled as a result of a service-connected liability; who died while a disability so evaluated was in existence; or who have been listed as missing in action, captured, detained, or interned in line of duty for more than 90 days are eligible for educational assistance. Recipients are entitled to 45 months of educational assistance. Delimiting dates vary and questions concerning these should be referred to the Regional Office.

 

Vocational Rehabilitation – If you are a veteran who served in the armed forces during World War II or thereafter, you are eligible for vocational rehabilitation if all three of the following conditions are met: 

 

  • you suffered a service-connected disability in active service which entitles you to compensation, or would do so but for receipt of retirement pay;
  • you were discharged or released under other than dishonorable conditions;
  • and the VA determines that you need vocational rehabilitation to overcome the handicap of your disabilities.

Generally, a veteran is eligible for vocational rehabilitation for nine years following discharge or release.

Scheduling Priority for Veteran/Military Service Students

HB 488 of 2014 requires that Ohio public institutions of higher education provide veteran students with preference in scheduling courses.

Per HB 488, Zane State College offers priority registration and scheduling preference to veterans, current members of the military, and dependents who are using education benefits through the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Course schedule preference means that veterans and dependent students who are admitted to all courses for credit offered at Zane State College are able to start registering for courses sooner than students with the same class standing.  Zane State College’s goal is to ensure that veterans and military service students are moving through their academic programs in alignment with the time limits on their benefits and to recognize their service.

In addition to Zane State College’s Veterans Affairs Office and Resource Center, you can get local assistance and support for you and your family.

A Veterans Service Office is located in every county. These offices work closely with the VA to achieve a common goal and to assist veterans in obtaining their rightful benefits under the law.

 

Contact your local Veterans Service Office for assistance with:

 

  • Benefits Eligibility 
  • VA Claims for Service-Connected Disabilities 
  • Veterans Pension
  • Aid and Attendance or Housebound Benefits
  • Dependency and Indemnity Compensation
  • Education
  • General Financial Assistance
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Life Insurance
  • Burial and Memorial Benefits
  • Military Medals and Records
  • Death Pension
  • Home Loan Guaranty
  • VA Medical/Prescriptions
  • Mental Health Counseling

Additional Website Information

 

 

 
The Veterans Crisis Line is a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) resource that connects veterans in crisis and their families with qualified, caring 
VA professionals through a confidential toll-free hotline at (800) 273-8255. For more information or to online chat, visit www.VeteransCrisisLine.net 
or text 838255. 

 

Please see the list below for local/additional assistance.

Six County, Inc.

www.SixCounty.org

 

Coshocton
(740) 622-3404

 

 

Guernsey
(740) 439-4428

 

 

Morgan
(740) 962-5204

 

 

Muskingum
(740) 588-6426

 

 

Noble
(740) 732-5233

 

 

Perry
(740) 342-5154
 

Muskingum Behavioral Health

(740) 454-1266

www.MBHealthOh.org 

 

Cambridge Counseling Center

(740) 453-9766

www.cambridgecounselingcenter.org

 

 

Veteran Affairs Mental 
Health Resources
 
American Addiction Centers
Guide for Addicted Veterans and their Families

 

 

Not sure where or how to start?
Contact Zane State College’s Veterans Affairs Office at (740) 588-1344.