Veterans Assistance for Higher Education
Veteran Education Benefits (Federal & NY State)
Includes tuition and fees paid directly to the school not to exceed maximum of $22,805.34 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
$1,928/month for active duty in full time training, $375/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 $6,650 or the cost 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), DVAInfo@veterans.ny.gov
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Higher Education Services Corp (HESC) www.hesc.ny.gov, 1-888-NYSHESC (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)