If you are a current service member (active, guard, or reserve), a veteran, or a military affiliated family member please contact our Service Member / Veteran Liaison, Bob Hixson at email@example.com or 937.393.3431 x2845.
Step 1 – Apply for GI Bill Benefits Online
For veterans or dependents using education benefits for the first time, apply online at:
Step 2 – Contact our Service Member/Veteran Liaison
Contact Southern State’s Service Member/Veteran Liaison, Bob Hixson, at 800.628.7722 x2845, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Certifying Office at 800.628.7722 x2616 to complete the following form:
The Veteran Liaison will also be able to help veterans and military-affiliated family members who have previously used their benefits and are either transferring to Southern State or changing their program.
Suicide Prevention Resources
Veterans Crisis Line
Military personnel and veterans can dial 1(800)273-8255 and Press 1 to talk to someone now. Veterans can start a confidential online chat session at www.veteranscrisisline.net. Veterans can send a text message to 838255 to connect to a VA responder now.
VA, PTSD National Center - Awareness Resources
The National Center for PTSD promotes awareness of PTSD and effective treatments throughout the year. Visit www.ptsd.va.gov/about/ptsd-awareness/index.asp for more information.
OHIOCARES is a collaboration of state and local agencies supporting the behavioral health of returning OIF/OEF veterans and their families. Although the VA is the primary source of services for veterans, this partnership identifies community based resources also available to veterans and their families. Visit ong.ohio.gov/ohiocares/map.html for more information.
- Southern State Community College Veterans and Service Member Policy
- Career Services
- Educational Benefits For Military - SALT Community
- Ohio Department of Veterans Services
- Ohio GI Promise
- Student Veterans of America
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Student Handouts, Brochures, Regulations and Benefit Comparison Tools
For service member/veteran support, please contact Bob Hixson at email@example.com or at 937.393.3431 x2845.