Veteran and Military Programs
The Veteran and Military Programs Office supports, empowers, and encourages all veterans, service members, and their dependents and survivors through services and programs designed to:
- ensure that all educational benefits and other entitlements are received,
- assist in the transition from service to active contributing members of the campus, and
- facilitate academic success, professional growth, and meaningful employment.
Veteran, service member, dependent, and survivor are defined in the following ways for CUNY data collection:
- Veteran — One who was in active military service (including basic training) and was released under a condition other than "dishonorable."
- Service Member — A person currently serving in the armed forces of the United States, whether on active duty or reserve or in the National Guard.
- Dependent — Spouses, children, or some other familial relationship of a veteran or service member or service member totally and permanently disabled by a service-connected disability.
- Survivor — Spouses, children, or some other familial relationship of a veteran or service member who is deceased.
Admission and Financial Support Programs
- Assistance with direct admission
- Application fee waiver
- Priority registration
- Assistance in obtaining military transcripts
- 60 days tuition deferment
- Assistance with discharge upgrade
- Special scholarships for dependents of deceased veterans
- Disabled veterans book cost programs
- Assistance with filing all GI bill benefits and entitlements
- Certification and validation of educational benefits in compliance with current Veterans Administration regulations
- Updated information regarding changes in educational benefits, federal laws, and support services
- Advisement on additional entitlements under federal and state law regarding financial aid for war veterans
Academic and Personal Support
- Assistance with course planning to ensure academic success
- VA tutorial assistance
- Peer mentoring
- A safe space for camaraderie and mentorship for all student veterans, service members, dependents, and survivors
Access to Campus and Community Resources
- Personal counseling
- Substance abuse services
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) counseling
- Referrals to New York City agencies and community-based organizations when needed
- Veterans Administration Internship program
- Career workshops and opportunities
Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
1407 James Hall
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210-6789