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Educational Benefits

Many educational opportunities are available to veterans

State Benefits

Veteran Friendly Campus -

Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA) - are awards for full-time study and part-time study for eligible veterans matriculated at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State.

Operation Recognition - Allows certain veterans to earn high school diplomas if they left school without graduating. Section 305 of the NYS Education Law created Operation Recognition to recognize the dedication and sacrifice of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam veterans who left school before graduation by awarding them a high school diploma.

Military Service Recognition Scholarships - provides financial aid to veterans, children, spouses, and financial dependents of members of the US  Armed Forces who while NYS residents, died or became permanently disabled while engaged in hostilities or training for hostilities.

Regents Awards - for Children of Deceased & Disabled Veterans provide up to $450 per year to students whose parent(s) served in the US Armed Forces during specified times of national emergency.

****For eligibility determination in any of the above listed benefits please contact our office.

Federal Benefits

Post 9/11 GI Bill (Ch 33) - is for individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 GI Bill will become effective for training on or after August 1, 2009.

Montgomery GI Bill (Ch 30) - this program provides up to 36 months of education benefits. This benefit may be used for degree and certificate programs, flight training, apprenticeship/on-the-job training and correspondence courses. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following your release from active duty. This program is also commonly known as Chapter 30.