University of Cincinnati opens new veterans center

CINCINNATI (AP) — A new center to serve military veterans has opened at the University of Cincinnati where officials say the student population taking advantage of veteran educational benefits has more than doubled in four years to more than 1,000.

About 200 people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday at the new Veterans One Stop Center.

The center will provide information about support services including tutoring, career services, disability services and counseling in addition to offering increased support for veterans benefits certification.

The center also will work with a liaison from the Veterans Administration who will assist veterans with VA health services and other issues.

UC officials say increasing staffing at the center will also provide more support for distance learners who make up nearly half of the school's veteran population.

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