The Department of Veterans Affairs provides educational assistance allowance to veterans eligible for:
- Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty (Ch. 30)
- Montgomery GI Bill® Selected Reserve (Ch.1606)
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) (Ch.1607)
- Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Ch. 33) - eligible veterans receive housing allowance, book stipend and tuition benefit.
If you are currently active duty you may be eligible for the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance Program. All branches of services have its own criteria for eligibility, obligated service, application process and restrictions.
Spouse/Child of a Veteran
Post-9/11 GI Bill® Transfer of Entitlement: Veterans may be eligible to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to their children and/or spouse.
Post-9/11 GI Bill®: Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship: Children of an active duty member of the Armed Forces who has died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001, are eligible for this benefit. A child may be married or over 23 and still be eligible.
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (Ch.35): Spouse/Widow or Child of a veteran who is permanently and totally disabled or died as a result of a service connected disability may be eligible.
Please consult the GI Bill® Website (www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/) for application procedures, eligibility requirements, payment rates, and additional information regarding VA benefits. You may also contact Tara Bauman, VA School Certifying Official by phone at 607-962-9433, toll free 800-358-7171 x9433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New York State Residents
If you are a New York State resident, you may qualify for additional state financial aid through the Veterans Tuition Award (Veterans), Military Service Recognition Scholarship (Child/Spouse), Regents Awards for Children of Deceased and Disabled Veterans, Recruitment Incentive and Retention Program (Army and Air National Guard, and Naval Militia). For more information regarding eligibility for these programs, visit www.hesc.ny.gov.
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