Membership Information

After receiving an invitation from Empire State University's Office of Veteran and Military Education (OVME) and supplying verification of military status, students who choose to join SALUTE must pay a $35 lifetime application fee to SALUTE ("individual membership" at link below). Undergraduate students whose GPA allows them to move up in the tier system, can complete a Tier Appeal Application Form through SALUTE and pay a $10 upgrade fee. Online payment is available at the SALUTE payment site.

Get Started

  • Fill out the Salute Intent Form (PDF 139kB) and send it to Empire State University's Office of Veteran and Military Education (OVME) at, or fax it to 518-587-5483, along with verification of military service:
    • Veterans: Send a Member 4 copy of your DD214 to show an honorable discharge.
    • Active duty/Guard/Reserve: Send a copy of your current orders.
    These documents are required by SALUTE. To protect your personal information, we recommend removing your social security number prior to emailing or faxing your verification.
  • Wait for membership eligibility from OVME staff. Your GPA eligibility has been verified. You may review charter eligibility criteria on the SUNY Empire SALUTE webpage.
  • OVME will notify you when your documents have been reviewed and verified, at which point you must submit the SALUTE membership application online and pay your $35 membership fee.
  • Email receipt of membership payment to or fax it to 518-587-5483.