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Financing Your Education
Housing for Student Veterans
Qualifying student veterans pursuing higher education in New York City may utilize G.I. Bill housing allowances to subsidize the cost of renting an apartment. It is illegal to discriminate against a student veteran wishing to use the GI Bill to pay for housing. To provide more information to landlords and housing managers, please download this joint letter from DVS and the Department of Social Services (DSS).
DVS and the New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) aim to provide landlords and student veterans with helpful information about legal protections under New York law for tenants seeking to finance their rent with G.I. Bill housing allowances. For more information, please review this information sheet provided by DVS and CCHR
The NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) has issued a report detailing the predatory practices used by for-profit schools to target student veterans. Below are some valuable takeaways from the report:
"Veterans on Campus-NYC" Initiatve
Veterans on Campus-NYC is a collaboration between DVS, our corporate partners, and NYC colleges and universities. Our objectives are:
Student Veteran Resources
Online Education Programs
Community Impact at Columbia University is holding online education programs for veterans. Courses include:
Interested candidates must have their DD-214. To learn more, contact: Michael A Grant at 212-854-9621 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Active duty servicemembers and reservists can receive free online tutoring at tutor.com. Expert tutors are available 24/7 to offer support in over 100 K-12 and college-level subjects, including math, writing, reading, ELL, science, English, social sciences, history, accounting, finance, nursing, world languages, computer science, study skills, and test prep.
See the Student Veteran Resource Guide for a downloadable pdf featuring all the resources listed on this page.