Student veterans: We’ve prepared a Veterans on Campus Welcome Packet to help get you oriented to being a student veteran in New York City.
Veterans on Campus-NYC is a coalition of the City's colleges and universities, corporations, and the NYC Department of Veterans and Services.
Our objectives are:
To learn more about how to become a participating school in VOC-NYC, email us or call 646-891-8637.
The Post- 9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001. Eligible veterans may receive a percentage of tuition, school fees, housing allowance, and stipend for books and supplies. Learn more about eligibility and benefits at the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
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 G.I. Bill for the purposes of paying for housing.
DVS and the Department of Social Services (DSS) have collaborated to assist student veterans adversely impacted by the 2018 Fall semester GI Bill delays. If a student veteran has fallen behind on rent and is in need of immediate assistance, we've stepped up to streamline the way in which DSS will evaluate their case for emergency funds or other benefits. To provide more information to landlords and housing managers, please download this joint letter from DVS and DSS.
The New York City Department of Veterans’ Services (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.
Government programs and other resources available:
Consumer Finance Service Member Resources
DCWP Financial Counseling
VA Survivor & Dependent Benefits
Student Veterans of America’s Raytheon Patriot Scholarship
VA GI Bill Comparison Tool
VA Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits Tool
How to minimize student debt:
Student loan repayment programs:
Risks of for-profit programs/fraudulent colleges/trade schools:
Lower-cost alternatives to for-profit higher education: