WE SERVE SPOUSES, DEPENDENTS & OTHER MILITARY-RELATED GROUPS TOO!
Are you part of any of the following groups?
- Department of Defense agency employees
- Spouses of active duty and activated Guard and Reserve service members worldwide
- Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program
- Tragedy Assistant Program for Survivors (T*A*P*S)
If so, you may qualify for the same benefits as active duty military and veterans.
You can earn credit for knowledge you acquired outside of the classroom. Empire State University is a fully funded DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) Test Center.LEARN MORE >>
UNDERSTANDING THE POST-9/11 GI BILL®
The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after Sept.10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days.LEARN MORE >>
FOR POST 9/11 GI BILL® STUDENTS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE MONTHLY HOUSING ALLOWANCE (BAH)
The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has designated Empire State University a distance learning institution, which means that Post-9/11 (Chapter 33) eligible students attending Empire State University will receive the online training housing allowance, rather than the in-resident housing allowance (referred to as the BAH). For the most current housing allowance information, look on the VA Benefits website for more information.
Students wishing to receive the in-resident housing allowance while enrolled at SUNY Empire can work with their mentor to identify a residency or in person study group or cross-register for a course at another school that meets the in-resident housing allowance requirements of the Department of Veteran Affairs. For more information about cross-registration, contact the Veteran and Military Resource Center (VMRC) at: Military.Programs@sunyempire.edu or Kimberly Durant (Student Accounts) at 518-587-2100, ext 2334.
Financial Aid for Veterans and Military Personnel
Military Corner: An HESC site that provides information on student loans and eligibility for New York state grants and scholarships for military personnel and their families either stationed in New York, or who are New York state residents.
NYS Recruitment Incentive and Retention Program Website provides general program information and information on contacting your Educational Incentive Program directorate.
Federal VA Educational Benefits website
Disabled Soldier Support System: Provides information on numerous issues including educational and scholarship opportunities for disabled soldiers.
Army Families Online: Provides information on numerous issues including scholarship opportunities for military personnel, veterans and their families.
AMVETS: Provides information for veterans and active military.
LOOKING TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE?
SUNY Empire’s Veteran and Military Education staff is ready to work with you to make earning your degree possible and affordable.
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