MILITARY SERVICES CENTER
Let us be your Personal Navigator! Our mission is to provide comprehensive enrollment and referral services to you and your family. We are committed to making your transition to The University of Akron as smooth as possible.
After all, it is the least that we can do, given the sacrifices that you have made for our country.
Here are just a few things with which your Personal Navigator can help...
- apply for admission and financial aid,
- connecting with your academic adviser,
- evaluating your SMART transcript,
- exploring housing options,
- applying for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits and/or
- finding appropriate counseling and testing services.
Veteran Students: Your Degree Your Way
We are making it easier for you to earn a degree or a certificate in high demand fields by providing more evening, weekend and online programs that fit your schedule. Learn more.
MILITARY SERVICES CENTER
Simmons Hall 213
Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays
Upcoming Visit Days
UA holds visit days thoughout the year for veterans.
Two scholarship opportunities
Two new scholarship opportunities for veterans have been announced.
American Legion profiles Post 808: 'Everybody needs a place to go'
“Veterans like to help other veterans,” said Post 808 Second Vice Commander Patricia Stofiel, a grad student and Army National Guard staff sergeant. “That’s the whole purpose of our Post 808: To make sure we’re networking with others, to make sure we’re reaching out to our community. (The tailgate event) is just something we can do to celebrate so much that we’ve accomplished: our establishment of the post, the constant activity, helping other veterans within the area. This is a way we can bring our families out and something we can do to make our group a little more close-knit.”
See earlier American Legion profile: 'An evolution for the American Legion'
UA earns 'Military Friendly' rank
Because of its outstanding academic and support services, UA has earned its sixth "Military Friendly School" designation in six years.
U.S. Army veteran Steven Downey (right) says the honor is deserved.
“The people in the Military Services Center are so supportive," Downey says, "especially with helping veterans receive academic credit for military training and service. To sum it up in one phrase — they go above and beyond.” Read Downey's story.
During visit, state officials praise UA's veterans’ services
State officials visited UA recently to see firsthand how the University has become a leader in providing comprehensive academic and support services to veterans as they prepare for their next careers.
Master Sgt. Mark Patterson, UA senior military instructor for Military Science (right), discusses the seamless process of earning credit for his military training and experience.
Virtual tour of UA's campus
A number of scholarship opportunities are available for veterans and for students serving in the military.
- Ohio Department of Veterans Services
- Ohio National Guard
- Ohio Veterans Bonus
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Vet Centers
- VA Medical Center in Cleveland
- UA Adult Focus
- UA Transfer and Adult Student Enrollment Center
- Veterans Brochure
- Project Welcome Home Troops
- Blair Family Foundation Emergency Loan