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Military and Veteran Students

Continue Your Journey Toward Bigger Success

Military and Military-Connected Students Can Apply for Free

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Military and Veteran Students

You joined the military because you wanted to be part of something bigger. At The State University of New York, you can continue that journey. When you enroll at SUNY, you won’t be putting your military experience in the past; you’ll be using it as an asset to take on new challenges going forward.

You’ll find a culture of acceptance, understanding and success. More than 40 of our 64 campuses have been named military friendly by G.I. Jobs Magazine and are among the top 15% of colleges nationwide in offering the best overall experience for military students. From academic advising to on-site child care, these SUNY campuses go the extra mile to ensure military students have the resources they need to succeed.

Each SUNY campus has trained counselors who can assist you in making the most of your GI Bill benefits. We’ll work with Veterans Affairs to help make a complicated process as simple as possible.

Learn more about how SUNY supports military-connected students

Continue Your Journey

1. Determine your best benefit
2. Apply for Federal VA Benefits
3. Apply to SUNY
4. Request your Military Transcripts
5. Apply for Federal Financial Aid
6. Apply for New York State Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA)
7. Enroll on campus


United States Department of Veterans Affairs

New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs

Military Education Benefits User’s Guide


The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA educational benefits. To view and print a copy of an estimated personalized cost of attendance you can visit the SUNY Net Price Cost Calculator and select (put campus name here) from the dropdown. Additional financial information can be found at the NCES College Navigator site.

The SUNY Financial Aid Plan (FAP) will provide a more in-depth analysis and accurate picture of student cost once the student has filed their FAFSA, completed a SUNY application, and has been accepted by a campus.

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