Veterans and Military Students

Veterans and Military Students

​​​​​​​ Central Ohio Technical College thanks you for your service to our country.

As you begin to consider your educational options, we would like to give you some insight into our admissions requirements and use of your Military Educational Benefits. We are dedicated to providing a quality educational experience that will prepare you to enter a rewarding career. 

Student services are being delivered remotely. See for contact information.

How do I start?

Get started on the path to your future now by viewing our Quick Start Guide. The first step on the guide is to apply to Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) using our online application. Apply for FREE at . Then, contact COTC’s school certifying official, Misty Amacher, at 740.366.9459 or

Read through the Program Overview for more information about the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) , Mongomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30), Mongomery Bill®​, Voc Rehab and Employment (Chapter 31), Chapter 1606, REAP, VEAP, Ohio Natio​​nal Guard Scholorship, FTA, and Chapter 35.​


Applying for admission to Central Ohio Technical College is easy. Apply for FREE at .

Some of your military experience may be applied toward credit for a degree. To receive potential credit, you must submit transcripts for your branch of the military. To request your military transcript, visit

Make an appointment or contact the Student Veterans/Military Academic Advisor with any questions you may have. (See contact list lowest tab) 

***See a class that your feel should Transfer: Ask about our Transfer Credit and Military Credit Appeal process:

COTC offers potential Credit for Prior Learning and Work Experience reviewed free of charge!

Additional Resources

GED : USAFI/GED Transcripts

***High school and college transcripts: Can be requested by contacting the school you attended. 

Ohio Higher Ed:

Transferology :


ACE: American Council on Education

Dantes DoD VolEd Programs: Dantes 

College and Career planning: Dantes Kuder​

Community College of the Air Force: CCAF


How to Apply for GI Benefits :
Check your current GI Bill® Enrollment Status on eBenefits, or call 888.442.4551.​
Complete the VA Agreement Form, the VA Enrollment Report, VA ITP, and the appropriate VA Application Form and return them with a copy of your DD214 or Notice of Basic Eligibility to COTC’s school Certifying Official, Ms. Shayne Mason ,, 740-366-9435 .  Available for phone  and  Zoom  appointments as we continue to work remotely.                          
(See the FORMS drop down menu below for links to these forms.)
Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program DEA (Chapter 35): DEA provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition, or who died while on active duty or as a result of a service related condition. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs. (See application in Forms tab below)
Connie Zang, Director
Student Life-Disability Services, COTC


COTC Disability Services
Veteran’s Administration Newark Community Based Outpatient (Clinic)
1855 W Main St, Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740.788.8329, Toll Free 888.615.9448 ext. 5900, Fax: 614.257.5903
Licking County Veterans Service Commision
935 Buckeye Avenue, Newark, Ohio 43055
Phone: 740.670.5430, Fax: 740.670.5434
Coshocton County Veterans Service Commission
318 Main St., Coshocton, OH 43812
Phone: 740.622.2313  Fax: 740.623.6507
Knox County Veterans Service Office
411 Pittsburgh Avenue, Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Phone: 740.393.6742, Fax: 740.393.6741
Ohio Dept. of Veterans Services
VA Welcome Kit
Ohio Veterans Bonus

Ohio National Guard
What the Forever GI Bill® Means for Guardsmen and Reservists 

Financial aid for Veterans:

Education Opportunities for Veterans and Service Members:

Veterans Families Volunteers of America Ohio and Indiana
Licking County Coalition for Housing SSVF
Help for Homeless Veterans
US Dept of Veterans Affairs

For question concerning your Education benefits call 1.888.GIBILL1

Ohio Means Job
Free 24-Hour Veterans Crisis Line
1.800.273.TALK (8255), press 1
Procedure : 


Contact the Gateway Veterans and Military Advisor for next Steps.
Charlene Ross, Academic Advisor
Lead Veteran Academic Advisor

The Office of Career Development and Experiential Learning Services is available to assist students and alumni with individualized career planning and job search strategies.For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the office at 740.366.9453 or email Derek Thatcher , Manager of Career Development at Learn more:

Central Ohio Technical College is committed to building and maintaining a diverse community to reflect human diversity, and to improve opportunities for all. The college is committed to equal opportunity and eliminating discrimination. This commitment is both a moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as matter of law. Central Ohio Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status (past, present or future), national origin (ancestry), race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent or any other basis under the law, in its activities, programs, admission and employment. General information, questions, concerns or complaints related to these matters are to be directed to the Title IX Coordinator Holly Mason, Warner Center, Suite 236, Ohio State Newark/COTC, 1179 University Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055-1797 (740.364.9578) or ADA/504 Coordinator Connie Zang at the same location.


Veterans, Military & Dependent Students  Contacts: 

Ms. Shayne Mason, VA Certifying Official and Accounts Specialist for Tuition Assistance & Ohio National Guard Scholarship

Charlene Ross, Academic Advisor
Lead Veteran Academic Advisor
Misty Amacher, Certifying Official, Office of Financial Aid (Contact for VA Education Benefits & Financial Aid) 

Connie Zang, Veterans Affairs Coordinator, Office of Student Life

GATEWAY Phone Numbers 
Newark Campus:  740.366.9222 or 800.963.9275
Coshocton Campus: 740.622.1408
Knox Campus: 740.392.2526
Pataskala Campus: 740.755.7090

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