Veteran and Military Education



DEADLINE is November 1, 2016. For all service members (active, national guard, reserves), veterans and their spouses currently enrolled in SUNY Empire State College, please visit scholarships for eligibility information and to apply for a $1000 scholarship provided by the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME). Contact with any questions. SUNY Empire State College is a CCME member institution.

ADVISORY: Recent Department of Defense Changes to the Tuition Assistance Program (posted March 3, 2015)

An advisory has been issued that applies to anyone using TA and their GI Bill simultaneously, especially those of you using  1606 or 1607.  The National Guard Bureau is trying to repeal this but until further notice we cannot certify your classes if you have tuition assistance.  At this point the only recourse available to us is Congress, write our representative an email or contact Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs to seek advice on resources.

Please notify and the office of whether you decide to use your VA benefits or Tuition Assistance to ensure that your enrollment is processed correctly.

Fall 2014 Tuition (posted June 5, 2014)

Effective with the fall 2014 term, all active duty, military, guard, reservists and veterans are eligible for an Empire State College military tuition grant of $7 per credit to offset their educational costs. The net tuition for military students is $250 per credit, a slight increase over the previous rate of $247 per credit, but within the DoD cap.

More information is available on the Student Accounts website.

Tax Benefits for Education (posted October 17, 2013)

William Yaeger has published an article in Military Advanced Education, October 2013 issue, titled "Tax Benefits for Education," page 25.