How to Apply for Benefits

All Students, regardless of what benefits they believe they may be eligible for, should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Federal Aid

There are several federal aid programs for veterans. The programs, with eligibility requirements and payments, are listed by The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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US Department of Veteran Affairs:  Education Benefits

State Aid

  • Veterans Tuition Awards
  • Tuition Benefit for Active New York State National Guard Members
    New York Army National Guard Federal Tuition Assistance Program (ARNG FTA)
  • New York State Veterans Tuition Award
  • Regents Award for Children Of Deceased or Disabled Veterans
    Military Service Recognition Scholarship (formerly War on Terrorism Scholarship)
  • New York State 4/03 Support For Military Families

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Merit-Based Aid

A variety of merit-based aid exists through scholarships, grants, and fellowships. Some of this aid is based on veteran or dependent status. Veteran’s organizations frequently offer merit-based aid.

Students are encouraged to research such options through his/her campus Financial Aid Office and/or on the web.
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Application for Work-Study Allowance

Students may be eligible for Veteran’s Work-Study benefits. In order to be eligible, students must be receiving at least ¾ -time veterans benefits. Contact the veterans affairs campus representative for info on VA Work-Study Opportunities.