Military Educational Benefits*
Post 9/11 GI Bill - Chapter 33: You may be eligible if you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001. You may also be eligible if you were honorably discharged for a service-connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty) - Chapter 30: provides education benefits to Veterans and Servicemembers who have at least two years of active duty and meet certain eligibility criteria. Generally, benefits are payable for 10 years following release from active duty.
Montgomery GI Bill (Selected Reserve) - Chapter 1606: Active members of a guard/reserve unit serving a minimum six year contract may draw monthly benefits.
Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance - Chapter 35: The son, daughter or spouse of a veteran who is permanently and totally service-connected disabled or who died as a result of a service-connected disability may receive educational assistance.
Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) - Chapter 1607: National Guard members or Reservists who were activated after September 11, 2001 may be either eligible for education benefits or eligible for increased benefits.
Veterans with Service Connected Disability - Chapter 31: Individuals who have a service-connected disability may be eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching.
Veteran Tuition Award
Eligible students are those who are New York State residents discharged under honorable conditions from the U.S. Armed forces who are:
- Vietnam Veterans who served in Indochina between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975.
- Persian Gulf Veterans who served in the Persian Gulf on or after August 2, 1990.
- Afghanistan Veterans who served in Afghanistan during hostilities on or after September 11, 2001.
- Veterans of the armed forces of the United States who served in hostilities that occurred after February 28, 1961 as evidenced by receipt of an Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, or a Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal.
Child of Veteran Award Program: For children of New York State Veterans who suffered a disability of at least 40 percent as a result of service in the armed forces of the United States during war time.
*In addition to the above programs, students may also qualify for other financial aid.
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