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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.

The major educational assistance programs are

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.

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