Veterans Educational Benefits and Military Tuition Assistance
The Office of Veterans and Military Services is happy to assist you with using your Veterans Educational Benefits and Military Tuition Assistance.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Post 9/11 GI Bill - Chapter 33: You may be eligible if you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001. You may also be eligible if you were honorably discharged for a service-connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty) - Chapter 30: provides education benefits to Veterans and Servicemembers who have at least two years of active duty and meet certain eligibility criteria. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following release from active duty.
Montgomery GI Bill (Selected Reserve) - Chapter 1606: Active members of a guard/reserve unit serving a minimum six year contract may draw monthly benefits.
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance - Chapter 35: The son, daughter or spouse of a veteran who is permanently and totally service-connected disabled or who died as a result of a service-connected disability may receive educational assistance.
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607: National Guard members or Reservists who were activated after September 11, 2001 may be either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.
Veterans with Service Connected Disability - Chapter 31: Individuals who have a service-connected disability may be eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching.
Veteran Tuition Award
Eligible students are those who are New York State residents discharged under honorable conditions from the U.S. Armed forces who are:
- Vietnam Veterans who served in Indochina between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975.
- Persian Gulf Veterans who served in the Persian Gulf on or after August 2, 1990.
- Afghanistan Veterans who served in Afghanistan during hostilities on or after September 11, 2001.
- Veterans of the armed forces of the United States who served in hostilities that occurred after February 28, 1961 as evidenced by receipt of an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, or a Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal.
Child of Veteran Award Program: For children of New York State Veterans who suffered a disability of at least 40 percent as a result of service in the armed forces of the United States during war time.
Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship - The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship) pays eligible dependents up to 36 months of the full 100% level of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. This includes the tuition and fee payment, a monthly housing allowance, and a books and supplies stipend.
Military Tuition Assistance - each branch of the military has its own tuition assistance policy and procedures. Service members should contact their Education Services Officer (ESO) for detailed information.
- Air Force - information and application
- Army - information and application
- Marines - information and application
- Navy - information and application
Recruitment Incentive and Retention Program (RIRP) for National Guard and Naval Militia - RIRP is a New York State program designed to recruit and retain members for the State Military Forces (Army and Air National Guard, and Naval Militia). This program will pay the cost of tuition up to SUNY tuition rates per semester.
*In addition to the above programs, students may also qualify for other financial aid.
Mandatory Fees (Non-Refundable)
|$50 Tuition Deposit||Waived for Chapters 31 and 33 (only at 100% level)|
|Student Activity/Athletic Fee||Covered by Chapters 31* and 33|
|Insurance Fee||Covered by Chapters 31* and 33|
|Technology Fee||Covered by Chapters 31* and 33|
|Cultural Affairs Fee||Covered by Chapters 31* and 33|
|Parking and Transportation||Covered by Chapters 31* and 33|
|Academic Support Fee||Covered by Chapters 31* and 33|
College Fees (Non-Refundable)
|Admission Application Fee||Waived for Active Duty, Reservists and Veterans (not dependents)|
|Readmission Application Fee||Waived for Active Duty, Reservists and Veterans (not dependents)|
|Graduation Fee||Covered by Chapter 31*|
|Transcript Fee||Not covered|
|Transcript Fee (online order)||Not covered|
|Laboratory Fee (per applicable course)||Covered by Chapters 31* and 33|
|Mal-practice Insurance Fee (per applicable courses)||Covered by Chapters 31* and 33|
|Late Registration Fee||Not covered|
|Returned Check Fee||Not covered|
|Health Professions Fee||Covered by Chapters 31* and 33|
|Foreign check handling fee, per check||Not covered|
|Advance Deposit (Satisfies $50 Tuition Deposit): Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Dental Hygiene, Radiologic Tech., Med-Lab Tech.||Waived for Chapters 31 and 33 (only at 100% level)|
|Assessment Fee||Waived for Active Duty, Reservists and Veterans (not dependents)|
|Late Payment Fee||Not covered|
*Pending approval of VA Counselor
For current fee schedule, please refer to the Bursar's Office