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Veteran and Military Student Services

Support Policy

Hocking College is committed to providing high-quality academic and student support services to veterans, active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, and military families. We ensure our support processes align with and adhere to all applicable federal and state laws, Department of Defense Instructions, Department of Education guidelines as well as Veterans Administration (VA) policies and procedures. We subscribe to guidance contained within the Principles of Excellence and the 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success and strive to ensure veterans, military members, and dependents earned education benefits are administered in a manner which provides the highest return on investment possible. 

Hocking College is Regionally Accredited through The Higher Learning Commission, is a VA approved training site, and is a participating institution under the Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This enables our veterans and military affiliated students to select from multiple service-connected funding sources.


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Stephen Powell
Director of Veterans & Military Student Services Center 

740-753-7055 (Call)
 740-224-3041 (Text)
powells25816@hocking.edu (Email)

Hocking College Veteran and Military Student Services will help you achieve your goals in Higher Education by:

  • Providing educational benefits counseling to help you maximize funding sources linked to your military service.
  • Providing information and assistance in filing your VA Education claim, Certifying hours of enrollment and processing GI Bill / VA benefit payments.
  • Speak with your unit's Educational Services Officer (ESO) for pre-enrollment counseling.
  • Evaluating your military training and experience for transfer credit purposes and providing information on sources of transfer credit to include:
    • Joint Services Transcript (JST)
    • Community College of the Air Force Transcript (CCAF)
    • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
    • Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
  • Assisting you in obtaining tuition assistance from your branch of service. (Current service members only)
  • Connecting you with Hocking College and community student support services.
  • Providing a place to unwind and connect with fellow Veterans and military members. (Veterans Lounge - JL 261B)
  • Helping Veterans and service members resolve barriers preventing them from obtaining their education goal.
  • Giving Veterans and service members a 20% discount on books in the Hocking College Bookstore.
  • Providing Priority Registration periods for Veterans and service members.


VA Benefits

Understanding your potential Veterans' Benefits educational funding options can be difficult. Let Hocking College's committed Veteran Advisor help walk you through completing the required forms to receive your veterans' educational benefits.

By choosing a Hocking College education, you are not only selecting an affordable option, but also assistance through the application process to secure your eligible Veterans' Benefits.

You may qualify through one of the following G.I. Bill funding options:

  • Montgomery G.I. Bill - Active Duty (Chapter 30)
  • Montgomery G.I. Bill - Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
  • Montgomery G. I. Bill - Reserve Education Assistance Program (Chapter 1607)
  • Post 9/11 Montgomery G.I. Bill (Chapter 33)

For a complete list and to learn more about other educational benefit programs, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs.

The U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs determines your eligibility for any of these benefits.


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