Veterans Assistance for Higher Education

Use your veteran education benefits, both federal and NY state, towards your CW education!

Veteran Education Benefits (Federal & NY State)

Includes tuition and fees paid directly to the school not to exceed maximum of $26,381.37 per academic year. A monthly allowance is provided based on rate of pursuit and the Basic Allowance for an E-5 with dependents at the location of the school.

Contact: Education Call Center 1-888-442-4551

$2,050/month for active duty in full time training, $392/month for selected reserve in full time training.

Contact: 1-888-GIBILL-1 (1-888-442-4551)

Services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development and job seeking skills coaching for veterans with service-connected disabilities.

Contact: NY Regional Benefit Office 1-800-827-1000

For full time students (12+ credits/semester), up to $6,870 or 98% of tuition, whichever is less. Part time benefits calculated depending on credit hours and cost. Must apply annually via FAFSA or Scholarship Grant Payment Application.

Contact: NY State Division of Veterans Affairs 1-888-838-7697 (1-888-VETSNYS),

Covers up to four years of full-time undergraduate study (tuition and mandatory educational fees, and allowance for room and board, books, supplies and transportation) for veterans, children, spouses, and financial dependents of members of the US Armed Forces who while NYS residents, died or became severely and permanently disabled while engaged in hostilities or training for hostilities. Click here for source or contact our CW Veterans Certifying Official for additional information at

Contact: Higher Education Services Corp (HESC), 1-888-NYSHESC (1-888-697-4372)

Provides up to $450 per year to students whose parent(s) served in the US Armed Forces during specified times of national emergency. Click here for source.

Contact: Higher Education Services Corp (HESC), 1-888-697-4372


Veterans can apply for benefits online using VONAPP or can apply in person at their local VA office

• White Plains Vet Center, 300 Hamilton Ave. 1st floor, White Plains, NY 10601.
Phone: 914-682-6250 or 877-927-8387

• Buffalo Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office (responsible for all Education benefits for state of NY and Northeast Region), 130 South Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202. Phone: 1-800-827-1000 (same number for all Federal VA benefits - will redirect to local offices as needed)