Financial Aid for Veterans and Military Personnel

  1. Office of Veteran and Military Education at Empire State College
  2. Military Corner: Information on student loans and eligibility for New York state grants and scholarships for military personnel and their families either stationed in New York, or who are New York state residents
  3. NYS Recruitment Incentive and Retention Program: General program information and information on contacting your Educational Incentive Program director
  4. Federal VA Educational Benefits website
  5. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Scholarships
  6. Disabled Soldier Support System: Information on numerous issues, including educational and scholarship opportunities for disabled soldiers
  7. Army Families Online: Information on numerous issues, including scholarship opportunities for military personnel, veterans and their families
  8. AMVETS: Information for veterans and active military
  9. Stateside Spouse Education Assistance Program
  10. Military Spouse Scholarships
  11. Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) Scholarships
  12. Student Veterans of America Scholarships
  13. Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
  14. National Military Family Association- Military Spouse Scholarship
  15. The Tillman Military Scholars Program
  16. First Command Educational Foundation: A non-profit public charity dedicated to improving financial literacy through education and scholarship opportunities.

Contact us

Fax: 518-581-2782

Mailing Address: 
Empire State College
Financial Aid
111 West Ave.
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Questions? Contact the Student Information Center at 518-587-2100 or 800-847-3000.


Code: 010286
Name: SUC Empire State College

TAP Codes

Undergraduate: 0913
Graduate: 5680 (for graduate students applying for Veteran Tuition Awards)


Students planning to attend summer 2018, fall 2018 or spring 2019 should apply for financial aid for 2018-2019 by submitting the FAFSA.  The Financial Aid office will begin receiving these appications and processing them shortly.  The priority deadline to apply for financial aid for 2018-2019 is April 1, 2018.

Students planning to attend 2017-2018 should apply for financial aid immediately. 

The application period for the New York State Excelsior Scholarship is now closed for 2017-2018.

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